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Smoked salmon open-topped sandwich

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Using dark rye or wholegrain bread for sandwiches rather than white will increase the fibre content. This high-protein open sandwich with salmon and quark cheese makes a quick and convenient low-calorie lunch. Try topping with cooked and peeled prawns instead of the salmon. With a GI of 49 this meal is <a href=_http_/ protein, low GI</a> and provides 235 kcal per portion.


  1. Spread the bread with the quark. Top with the smoked salmon and a little lemon juice.

  2. Sprinkle with chives and pepper. Serve with the watercress.


  • 4 slices dark rye bread (pumpernickel)
  • 100g/3½oz quark, drained
  • 100g/3½oz smoked salmon slices
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh chives, to garnish
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 25g/1oz watercress, to serve

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