These low carb blini use jicama as a base instead of a pancake! A tasty appetizer with smoked salmon, horseradish cream, and caviar.
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There are many ways to make blini but pretty much all of them start with a batter that is cooked into small round pancakes. These pancakes become the base for all kinds of toppings: the ones I have eaten most frequently involve sour cream, smoked salmon and/or caviar.
Preparing a low carb version of the pancakes is of course one option – but I decided to try something completely different – and use rounds of jicama! You do get some wastage while making this recipe, so save any off cuts of jicama for snacking!
This appetizer certainly has a “wow” factor when you present it to the table. And two blinis come in at under 3g net carbohydrates!
How to Make Low Carb Blini
Make a cream sauce by mixing together sour cream and horseradish. Set aside. Cut the jicama into ½” slices – no need to peel.
Use a small circle cookie cutter (about 2″) to make rounds from the jicama.
Spread a little of the cream sauce (about ¼-½ teaspoon) on each jicama round. Add a small piece of smoked salmon to each blini, then add a small dollop of caviar (I used black lumpfish).
Finish with chopped chives. So pretty! Oh and I got the serving platter from Target, but here's a similar one from Amazon.
Oh – and they don't all have the chives because one of my guests has an allergy to onions and I figured that as they are related to chives I'd make some without.
- 10 oz jicama
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 tsp horseradish, or to taste
- 2 slices smoked salmon, about 2 oz
- ⅓ cup black lumpfish caviar
- 2 fresh chives, chopped
- Mix the sour cream and horseradish together and set aside.
- Cut the jicama into ½" slices (no need to peel), then cut into rounds using a 2" circle cookie cutter.
- Spread some of the cream sauce onto the jicama, then add a small piece of smoked salmon.
- Add ¼ teaspoon to each blini, then finish with chopped chives.
2.9g net carbs per serving of two blini
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 2 Blini
Amount Per ServingCalories 86Total Fat 4.8gSaturated Fat 1.6gTrans Fat 0.1gCholesterol 91mgSodium 409mgCarbohydrates 5.3gNet Carbohydrates 2.9gFiber 2.4gSugar 1.3gProtein 5.8g
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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