There are times that a simple no-cook appetizer is the way to go.
Like, when there are six Yom Tov (holiday) meals in a row and you’re looking for a new creative way to serve an appetizer with minimal effort. The upcoming Shavuos holiday comes on the heels of a Shabbos, calling for six consecutive festive meals. And, because it is fish, this appetizer can be served pareve (non-dairy) or with crème fraîche on the side with a dairy meal.
It is simple. It is beautiful. That simple and beautiful combination is a wow!
Long Seedless cucumber
lox or smoked salmon, sliced thin
celery leaves (optional)
salmon caviar (optional)
Using a wide vegetable peeler, carefully peel long, thin slices of seedless cucumber.
Spread each slice of cucumber flat and top with lox slice(s), lining up bottom edges of cucumber and lox.
Starting at end that has both cucumber and lox, carefully roll up to form a rose.
Stand up and unfurl lox petals for a delicate rose-like formation.
Optionally, garnish with celery leaves and salmon caviar.
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