Smoked salmon and avocado roulade

Makes 24 pieces
Prep 60 mins

Really elegant canapés don’t have to be complicated... In fact some of the simplest recipes are the most impressive.

  • 2 avocadoes
  • 200g cream cheese
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tsp horseradish cream
  • salt flakes and freshly-milled black pepper
  • 300g smoked salmon
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • mixed baby herb, to serve

1 Halve and tone the avocadoes, then scoop the flesh into a bowl and mash with the cream cheese, half the lemon juice and horseradish. Season with salt and pepper.

2 Arrange the smoked salmon slices on a sheet of cling film forming a 25cm x 15cm rectangle. Spread with the avocado mixture, then roll up. Secure firmly, then chill for 1 hour, until firm.

3 Sprinkle the top of the log with paprika, then cut into slices with a warm damp knife. Serve with a drizzle of the remaining lemon juice and a nest of baby herbs.