Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Delicious Express Spreads




Home sweet home again! 
After our wonderful trip to Cusco and lake Titicaca we are back  in Lima.  It was quite an adjustment as Lima is an interesting,lively city, but cramped with cars and quite hectic.
So we decided for a soft landing, staying home in the evening and enjoy a review of our trip.
After several days of eating out all the time we were craving for some homemade goodies.
We settled with a glass of wine, checked the fridge on what we had at hand and tried to inspire our creativity.
The result were two surprisingly delicious and creamy spreads.
Additionally  it was great fun to prepare them together with my husband who usually enjoys eating much more than cooking :)

Smoked Salmon and Sour Cream spread
Ingredients:


1 P. of soft cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cup of smoked salmon, finely chopped
1/2 spoonful of fresh pressed lime juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup of finely chopped scallion ( the green part only)

Method:
Mix the cream cheese,sour cream, lime juice and salt and pepper with a mixer until soft and creamy.



Add smoked salmon and chopped scallions ,stir in gently.



Refrigerate for several hours in an airtight recipient to blend flavors.
Before serving top with chopped scallions and a thin slice of lime.
Serve with toast or crackers.



Black Olive and Tuna Spread



Ingredients:


1 can of tuna in water
1/2 cup of black olives,cored and chopped (Keep 1entire for decoration)
1/2 cup of mayo
1 teaspoon of chopped scallions for decoration

Method:
Put all ingredients except for the scallions in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
(It's easier to use a food processor than a blender because the mixture is heavy and would stick in a blender)
Fill the mixture  in a glass recipient and decorate with chopped scallions and olives.



Enjoy!
See you next week

                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                       



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46 comments:

  1. Ooh, that first spread looks wonderful!

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  2. It's always great coming back home after a good trip. I'm loving the looks of that smoked salmon spread!

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    1. Thank you Beth, I 'm happy to hear you liked the post :)

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  3. Lovely spreads! We sometimes make a similar one with salmon and sour cream - the two pair so well together! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip, but it's always nice coming home.

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    1. Hi John,
      It's so true smoked salmon and sour cream are a match made in heaven and......
      they tend to disappear very fast :)

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  4. Your kitchen must permanently smell amazing from all the great creations going on in there.

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    1. So true, it's fun to create and even it doesn't work out always it's still a delight to try :)

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  5. Lovely, Daniela! I like spreads because they are quick to make and goes well with almost everything...They make a great addition to any party table.

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    1. Hi Denise ,so true it's practical to have something easy and tasty to prepare when friends come for a surprise visit or just for a light dinner for the family.
      Cheers.

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  6. Thanks for the dip ideas! They all look really yummy and easy :)

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    1. Hi Cass ,
      Thank you so much. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the recipes!

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  7. lovely platter of goodies....just waiting for getting devoured with that yummy spread...
    how right....noting can be as comforting as a good home-cooked dish,scrumptious dip :-)

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    1. Hi Rakesh and Swikruti,
      I couldn't agree more. Nothing beats homemade goodies, especially after a long time eating out.
      Have a great weekend!

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  8. Both spreads are very delicious and nutritious!

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  9. These both look good! They are both new to me also.

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    1. Hi Amy,
      Good to hear that these recipes are new to you! Cheers.

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  10. Homemade is the best, and your both spreads look so delicious, Daniela! Got to say i like both ideas. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      Great to hear you enjoyed the post. Have wonderful weekend too!

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  11. The two srepad look fantastic. Love smoked salmon best. Cusco is amazing I was there on a trip too once.

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    1. So glad to hear you liked the spreads, Evelyn !

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  12. Hi Daniela, wow...awesome. Both the spread look appetizing and easy to make. But you made it look so classy like from 5 stars hotel. :) You're an excellent cook!
    I love tuna too but usually make sandwiches only. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a lovely week ahead, regards.

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    1. Hi Amelia,
      Thank you for such a sweet feedback, I truly appreciate it.
      Have a great week ahead :)

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  13. Wonderful spreads. So flavorful and refreshing!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  14. Me encanta sus ideas muy saludables luce super bonito y exquisito,saludos.

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    1. Gracias Rosita por el lindo feedback, lo aprecio mucho!

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  15. The spreads look really amazing!

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    1. Hi Nick,
      thank you for your kind feedback!

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  16. Me encanta la propuesta del salmón, sobre todo que se ve muy fácil de hacer.
    Qué rico que te fuiste al Cuzco, y al Titicaca, ese es un de os lugares que aún tengo pendiente de ir.

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    1. Hola Nydia,me alegro que te han gustado los spreads :)
      El viaje fue maravilloso, ojalá que lo puedes hacer pronto, vale la pena.

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  17. I like both of these ideas! Homemade ANYTHING is always better :)

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    1. So true Ashley, eating out is fun but nothing beats home made :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Such refreshing and creative spreads! You certainly made the best of what was there at hand. Wonderful post indeed :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad to hear you liked the post!
      Cheers.

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  19. I know what you mean... After our trip to Lima and Cusco, I was glad to be home too. This sounds like the perfect snack food to come home to. Delicious!

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    1. Yes it's fun to travel but it's great to come home after a long trip as well.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. WOW, these look sooo good! I love easy foods like this to snack on.

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  21. I love this spread and usually have it on tea sandwiches. Yum!

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  22. Sounds wonderful with a nice cup of tea:)
    Cheers.

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  23. Love these easy spreads for a sudden guest(s)! I rather eat some home cooked meal than junk food outside no matter how quick we can get. These spreads look fantastic, Daniela!

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    1. Thank you so much Nami for your great feedback!
      Have a great weekend ahead.

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