Spinach Canapés with Almonds and Brazil Nuts Dog Treats

This recipe contains nuts from Brazil. They are tasty and contain some distinguishing elements.

In selenium, they are highly elevated. That means that nuts from Brazil are good for the immune system.

Be precautionary. Eating more than 3 or 4 nuts a day could contribute to the toxicity of selenium. In certain persons who have other nut allergies, Brazil nuts may also cause a reaction.

Dogs below 80 lbs should not exceed 2 nuts every day;

Dogs below 50 lbs should not exceed 1⁄2 nuts every day;

Dogs below 30 lbs should not exceed 1⁄2 nuts every two days.

Makes about 40 rounds

Ingredients for Spinach Canapés with Almonds and Brazil Nuts Dog Treats

Brazil nuts

1(10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled, and squeezed dry

1 (8-ounce) container mascarpone cheese

12 cup mayonnaise

12 cup almonds, finely chopped

3 Brazil nuts, finely chopped

12 teaspoon dried tarragon

2 medium cucumbers, sliced into 14-inch rounds

2 medium yellow summer squash, sliced into 14-inch rounds

2 medium zucchini, sliced into 14-inch rounds

A step by step instructional recipe to make Spinach Canapés with Almonds and Brazil Nuts Dog Treats

Thinly sliced roasted red pepper, chopped fresh dill, or halved, small grape tomatoes, for garnish

Combine the spinach, cheese, mayonnaise, chopped nuts, and tarragon. Chill in refrigerator for about 1 hour; you can make this the night before.

Fill a pastry bag with the mixture and pipe it onto the sliced cucumber, yellow squash, or zucchini. Garnish with the roasted red peppers, dill, or halved grape tomatoes.

*Always check with your vet before introducing new foods into your dog’s diet. 

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