• 8 ounces smoked salmon , thinly sliced
  • 1 -2 tablespoon wasabi powder
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese , room temperature (or regular cream cheese)
  • 12 slices whole wheat bread (very thin slices)
  • lemon juice , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives , chopped
  • 1 Mix wasabi powder and 2 teaspoons water in medium bowl to form paste.
  • 2 Add cream cheese; using electric mixer, beat until well combined.
  • 3 Place all bread slices on work surface. Trim crusts.
  • 4 Spread each with wasabi cream cheese, dividing equally.
  • 5 Top 6 bread slices with smoked salmon, dividing equally.
  • 6 Sprinkle lemon juice and black pepper, then chives over salmon.
  • 7 Top with remaining bread slices, cheese side down.
  • 8 Note: Can be made two hours ahead. Wrap sandwiches individually in paper towels and refrigerate.
  • 9 Cut each sandwich into 4 triangles.
  • 10 Transfer to platter cut side up.