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Smoked Salmon Antojitos {3 Ingredients}

Smoked Salmon Antojitos

Smoked Salmon Antojitos {3 Ingredients}

Who does not love 3-ingredient meal options? These Smoked Salmon Antojitos hit the mark. Antojitos are Mexican street food that literally meaning “little cravings.” They’re quick to prepare and can be stored in the fridge for an on-the-go breakfast or work lunch. I made these this past weekend for a plane meal and they were convenient and tasty! 

You can buy smoked salmon at the grocery store and store in the freezer until ready to use. It thaws quickly at room temperature or can keep in the fridge overnight if planning to use the following day. Also, herb and garlic-flavoured whipped cottage cheese (for added protein) or a light cream cheese is necessary. 

Nutritionally speaking, salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fats, which are beneficial for heart health, eyes and brain functioning. Smoked salmon has the same heart-healthy omega 3 fats as fresh salmon along with providing a good source of protein, B vitamins, magnesium and selenium. However, smoked salmon is higher in salt so we want to consume it less often in our diets. Nevertheless, making food at home will almost always win nutritionally compared to take-out and restaurant meals.

A healthy eating tip is to batch-prepare Smoked Salmon Antojitos and wrap the stuffed tortillas in plastic wrap and then into a sealed plastic bag to freeze. Later, simply cut into pinwheels for a meal and enjoy with fresh veggies. Much of eating well comes down to preparing yourself for success with easy options. Strategies like meal prep on a Sunday to stock in your fridge or freezer for later is a helpful tool. (Note: Read more on how to start meal prepping and how to meal plan).


Prep time: 5 to 10 minutes

Serves: 2-3


Ingredients:

3 – 12” whole grain, white, herb-flavoured tortillas

150-200 grams packed smoked salmon, wild or Atlantic 

4 tbsp herb and garlic whipped cottage cheese or light cream cheese

3 tbsp green onions, chopped (optional)

Directions for Smoked Salmon Antojitos

  1. Spread whipped cottage cheese or light cream cheese on 12” tortillas. 
  2. Add pieces of smoked salmon on top so they are not overlapping. 
  3. Optionally, sprinkle fresh green onions on top of salmon for added flavour dimension. 
  4. Simply roll the stuffed tortillas tightly. You can store in plastic wrap if planning to freeze. 
  5. Use a knife to cut the tortillas on a diagonal. Provide 1” thickness for each pinwheel. 
  6. Finally, serve on a plate for guests, for breakfast or part of lunch/dinner. Enjoy!

P.S. If you’re confused about the difference between farmed vs. wild salmon? Click here.