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Recipe for Blinis

This recipe for Blinis is a perfect appetizer for a party or celebration family meal. Topped with caviar and smoked salmon, you can’t even tell that it’s healthy and both dairy free and gluten free.

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Recipe for Blinis with Caviar and Smoked Salmon

If you have the time and inclination to make the ultimate in healthy appetizers then you must make Green Pea Blinis with Caviar and Smoked Salmon. It’s an elegant ad classy dish to serve while being healthy too.

What is a Blini?

For those of you that aren’t familiar with a blini, it’s similar to a savory crepe. You can certainly use our recipe for blinis below that tops our little pea “pancakes” with caviar and smoked salmon. But you can also make these and top with cream, jam, custard or any other sweet topping.

How to Make a Healthy Recipe for Blinis

If you’ve never had blinis you are missing out. Our mini pancake Blini is mini fluffy ethereal lightness that is pretty hard to describe. To make them more nutritious, I make mine with green peas. If you have kids in the house they will most likely gobble the green pea blinis up before you have a chance to top them with the caviar and smoked salmon. So, you might want to double the recipe!

And by the way, yes, I know caviar is pricey but Costco sells it at a fair deal. And besides, you only need a dab.


Recipe for Blinis

Recipe for Blinis is a perfect appetizer for a party or celebration family meal. Topped with caviar and smoked salmon.

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  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


  • 1/2 cup frozen petite peas, thawed
  • 1 cup warm almond milk
  • 1 pastured free-range egg, separated
  • 1 cup 1-for-1 gluten free flour, like this one from King Arthur
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar, try Nutiva Organic brand
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dairy free sour cream, try this recipe
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon, sliced into thin strips
  • 13.5-ounce jar black caviar, drained and lightly blotted dry with a paper towel
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion


  1. In a blender, combine the peas, warm almond milk and egg yolk; process for 1 minute, or until smooth and creamy.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, yeast, salt and sugar. Mix in the puréed pea mixture. Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel and let sit in a warm environment for 30 minutes.
  3. Whisk the egg white until stiff but not dry and fold into the batter.
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and put in a large ovenproof plate. Heat 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high, tilt pan so the oil coats evenly. Drop batter into the skillet 1 tablespoon at a time. Cook blinis until edges are just lightly browned, about 2 minutes; flip with a spatula and cook for about another minute on the other side.
  5. Transfer blinis to the warmed plate, and keep warm in the oven while cooking the remainder of the batter.
  6. To serve, place a dollop of crème fraîche on each blini. Top blinis with smoked salmon strips, a small dollop of caviar, and minced onion. Serve at once.

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Aimee Niedosik

Aimee loves to craft delicious, nutrient-dense recipes to share with her family and friends. While in remission from autoimmune diseases and underlying viruses, she still maintains an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging diet. Aimee is a Christian, website designer, autoimmune community leader and lives in North Carolina with her husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs.

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