Smoked Salmon Rolls with Olive Cream Cheese
1/3 C. chopped, pitted, brine-cured green olives
8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
2 T. fresh lemon juice
2 T. finely chopped chives
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
8 oz. thinly sliced smoked salmon
Whole chives (optional garnish)
In small mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the chopped olives with the cream cheese, lemon juice, chopped chives and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Place thin slice of salmon on the counter or board, with one of the narrow ends toward you. Place a rounded tablespoon of the olive mixture on the end nearest you and roll up in the salmon.
Repeat with remaining salmon and cream cheese, arrange on a serving plate, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate till serving time.