Smoked Salmon and Olive Blini

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 32 blini
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1 cup buckwheat pancake and waffle mix

1 cup whole milk

1 egg

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Nonstick vegetable cooking spray

6 ounces sliced smoked salmon or lox

3/4 cup kalamata olive spread

3/4 cup light sour cream

Fresh dill, chopped, for garnish

Chopped ripe black olives, for garnish


  1. In a medium bowl, combine pancake mix, milk, egg, and oil until just blended. Set aside. Spray griddle with nonstick spray. Heat griddle over medium-low heat. Spoon several 1- tablespoon dollops of batter onto griddle. Cook for 2 minutes, or until bubbles appear around the edges, and then flip each blini over and cook for 1 more minute. Set aside.
  2. Cut salmon or lox into 32 equal-size pieces. Place blini on a platter. Spread each blini with 1 tablespoon olive spread. Top with a piece of smoked salmon and then with 1 teaspoon sour cream. Sprinkle with dill and chopped black olives.