Grilled Salmon Bagel Sliders with Strawberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese and Basil Aioli #SundaySupper

Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC for these Grilled Salmon Sliders. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

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Grilled Salmon Bagel Sliders with Strawberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese & Basil Aioli #SundaySupper #GalloFamily #Ad

Labor Day weekend usually signifies a romantic weekend away with my husband for our anniversary. We don’t plan BBQ’s or picnic. We usually head to Asheville and enjoy a couple of fun-filled days together. This year we will be inundated with family and friends, who are coming to help us celebrate our daughter’s Navjote. It is a coming of age ceremony, similar to a Bar Mitzvah, in my husband’s religion. In fact it is a big deal, and I am feeling the pressure. The prayer ceremony lasts about 45 minutes to an hour. After that there is a cocktail hour. and then dinner and dancing, a mini version of a wedding ceremony. The stress is really starting to get to me. I am in the middle of seating charts, oh joy!

It is amazing how political that can become. I’m trying to keep track of the vendors, and when final payments are needed and most of all, keeping on budget. Then there is cleaning the house, getting the guest rooms ready, cooking, figuring out time to sightsee and get all the last minute things done.In addition my husband wanted to include dinner for 27 the night before and a BBQ for the same number on Monday. Ah hello, do you want my head to explode? My parents stepped in and are hosting dinner Saturday night. I have no idea when I am going to have time to cook for a BBQ on Labor Day itself.

My husband is the type that thrives on having loads of people around, and we will have many people coming from out-of-town. I am looking forward to seeing them too. What he fails to understand is that I won’t see or enjoy having them over, because I will be too busy cooking, cleaning, etc. He says he will help, it will be easy! Ha! I know my husband, once he starts talking he does not stop. Furthermore, He will forget everything he is supposed to do and just enjoy talking to his friends and family.

He will have a great time and every will fall to me. His cousin called last night and somewhat firmly told him to stop piling on work for me to do. Luckily he listens to her and came to me after the phone call and agreed to all the decisions I had made. Thank you Neena.
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Even though I am whining about the work, I am looking forward to it. I love to dance. Although I probably never shared that about myself. I am a dancing machine at parties. Wearing a Sari may put a little damper on my moves, but I plan on getting down. Oh and the food, lots of Indian food is on the menu. The Chef at the club absolutely knocked it out of the park at the tasting. The food was phenomenal. I will be recreating some of his recipes. He made a scrumptious Southern twist on an Indian dish using buttermilk instead of coconut milk.

It was outrageously good. Plus we only see my in-laws every couple of years as they live in Singapore. Being together is very special. The other part I really like is learning about the ceremony itself. This is a ceremony that is thousands of years old. I love reading about the symbolism for all the items needed on the Seis, a silver tray carried to the stage for the prayers. There is rice, coconut, and much more.

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So with all of that I have to plan a Labor Day BBQ, too. We will need food and wine. Gallo Family Vineyards would be perfect for the occasion. I recently had their Sweet White Blend and Cafe Zinfandel. I loved the light, crisp and sweet flavor of the Cafe Zinfandel. It would pair perfectly with spicy food. That is how Grilled Salmon Sliders with Strawberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese and Basil Aioli was born. I had eaten a strawberry jalapeno aioli on a salmon sandwich somewhere. I loved the mix of heat and sweetness.

The wine immediately made me think of it. Then what goes well with salmon? Bagels and cream cheese, of course. I had my recipe with the addition of another layer of flavor, a quick basil aioli. It might be a little unorthodox but the sliders look pretty and taste even better. Sip a little Gallo Family Vineyards wine and enjoy a salmon slider this Labor Day.

Grilled Salmon Bagel Sliders with Strawberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese & Basil Aioli #SundaySupper #GalloFamily #Ad

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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

Salmon Bagel Sliders with Strawberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese and Basil Aioli

Cuisine Main Dish, Seafood
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 232 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 jalapeno , roasted, seeds and membrane removed
  • 4 oz . Greek yogurt cream cheese , softened
  • 2 tbsp . reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp . 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 basil leaves , roughly chopped
  • 1 lb . salmon , cut into 8
  • 1/2 tsp . kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp . fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp . garlic powder
  • 8 mini whole wheat bagels , toasted
  • 4 leaves lettuce , cut in half
  • 8 small tomato slices

Instructions

  1. In a small food processor, puree the strawberries, jalapeno and cream cheese.
  2. Spoon into a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Clean out the food processor then puree the mayonnaise, yogurt and basil.
  4. Oil or spray the grates of a grill pan.
  5. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic over the salmon.
  7. Cook the salmon for 2 minutes per side.
  8. Spread about 1 tbsp. strawberry cream cheese on each bagel.
  9. Place a piece of lettuce and tomato on top.
  10. Top with salmon and 1 to 2 tsp. basil mayonnaise.
  11. Place the top of the bagel on the salmon and serve.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 7  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Bagel Sliders with Strawberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese and Basil Aioli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 18g 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Comments

  1. So much flavor packed in to those little sliders. I'm all over the strawberry jalapeño cream cheese.too. Yummy.
  2. These little sliders are gorgeous...and outside the box is good! I can't wait to try these...
  3. Your condiments sound out of this world good!
  4. Wow! I love your sandwich! The flavors are amazing!! Yum!
  5. Very different, Christie! I'm familiar with salmon and cream cheese but strawberries shakes it up!
  6. I think I could live off salmon and your sliders would be on the menu a lot! Hope the Navjote goes perfectly! I'm sure everything you cook will be amazing!
  7. Wow! What an exciting time! I'm sure it will all come together and be wonderful! BREATHE!!! These bagel sliders sound very flavorful. I look forward to trying them :)
  8. mmmm sweet and savoury… cream cheese and a mayo type dressing… such amazing layers of food! Perfect to impress anyone coming for dinner or just your own family! love it!
  9. These sliders look wonderful - and that aioli sounds absolutely delicious! Best of luck with your daughter's Navjote!
  10. Wow, these look so amazing! The cream cheese sounds so unique and like something I need to try ASAP!
  11. WOW, these sound out of this world delish! That strawberry jalapeno cream cheese has me drooling!
  12. May I echo the many "wow" responses here? I have never met a salmon dish I didn't like (OK, love), and this is a wonderful twist of flavors! I never would have thought of this combo, but now that YOU have done the work for me, I'll have to give it a try--and soon! Good luck this weekend, and hopefully your glass will be full to help you get through it all! LOL
  13. Very original. Love to be able to taste it, love salmon!
  14. You had me at Salmon with Strawberry Jalapeño Cream Cheese! I can't wait to try these!
  15. Love the sliders, but even more the look into your life. Hope the celebration went well and that you danced into the wee hours.

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