Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lavash Pizza with Smoked Salmon

Lavash Pizza with Smoked Salmon
Lavash pizza with smoked salmon
This is a simple and FAST appetizer to throw together that will impress your guests.  An added advantage – it is low in calories and fat as well as rich in omega-3 fats from the salmon.  While I have always made it the same day it is being served, it is also delicious the next day.

Lavash is a thin Armenian flatbread found at many grocery and heath food stores. See the pic for what it looks like fresh out of the package.
Lavash, an Armenian flatbread
Mix ¼ C drained low-fat plain Greek yogurt, 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 1 tsp chopped dill in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside. Put a 9-by-12-inch lavash into 375 degree F oven for 8-10 minutes, just until the edges are crisp and browned.  Remove from oven and brush all over lightly with about 1 Tb extra virgin olive oil.

Greek yogurt for the "pizza"
Lavash after baking and brushing with olive oil
Spread the yogurt mixture over the warmed lavash in a thin layer. Top with overlapping slices of smoked salmon (about 5 ounces).  Sprinkle the salmon with 2 tsp chives, 1 tsp chopped fresh dill and a little freshly ground pepper.  Cut up and serve.
Lavash with yogurt and salmon before plating
Super quick, easy and scrumptious!!!

The  red plate I used for serving is from a wonderful ceramicist/potterer, Lisa Neimeth, located in the Bay Area.  I absolutely love all her tableware.  Check it out:


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