So I love the grocery store pick up options like Walmart Grocery. But sometimes the order gets lost in translation. I thought I was ordering 2 jalapenos but apparently I must have ordered 2 lbs. I needed something to do with all the jalapenos in my fridge so this recipe was born. These smoked salmon jalapeno poppers make a great keto or Trim Healthy Mama S appetizer or lunch! I had 4 of them for lunch with a small bowl of berries as a side.
Check out these Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Cream Cheese roll ups to use the rest of your smoked salmon. It is Keto/low carb/THM S too! Also try the Cheesy Salsa Verde Chicken Meal – it is my most popular Keto recipe.
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Low Carb Smoked Salmon Jalapeno Poppers
A “diet” that lets me eat things like stuffed jalapenos is something I can deal with! These yummy poppers tasted sinful yet I was actually following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle while eating it! Read how I have lost 22 lbs postpartum on THM (55 lbs total since giving birth in October).
Prepare your pan with a silicone baking mat or spray your pan with non-stick olive oil (I use this to make my own). Wash and slice the jalapenos lengthwise and remove the seeds.
Mix the greek yogurt cream cheese, shredded cheddar and garlic powder in a small bowl. Mix until well incorporated. I like the greek yogurt cream cheese because it adds more protein and it is much softer than regular cream cheese. If you want to use normal cream cheese, just let it soften on the counter for a bit before you mix it.
Spoon the cheesy filling into the jalapeno halves.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until the jalapeno has softened and the cheese gets ooey gooey. I love the slightly browned marks on top. I cooked mine for about 12 minutes and the jalapenos still had a bite but I like that texture with the gooey cheese and soft smoked salmon. If you want the jalapenos extra tender, go towards the 15 minute time.
Finally, just top it with a piece of smoked salmon. Such a simple recipe but the flavors are outstanding. The smoked salmon takes a standard jalapeno popper up a couple of notches!
These low carb smoked salmon jalapeno poppers fit in with a Trim Healthy Mama “S” meal or as a keto option. They would be great to take as an appetizer too!
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||10-15 minutes|
- 2 oz Greek Yogurt or Regular Cream Cheese (Soften the regular cream cheese)
- 1/4 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 tsp garlic powder
- 4 pieces Smoked Salmon
- 2 fresh Jalapenos
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Wash and slice the jalapenos lengthwise in half. Remove seeds.
- Combine the cream cheese, shredded cheese and garlic powder in a bowl and mix to combine.
- Spoon the cheese mixture evenly into the jalapeno halves.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and lightly browned and the jalapenos have softened.
- Top each jalapeno popper with a slice of smoked salmon.