Easy Salmon Pâté

Looking for seafood based appetizer recipe? Then check out this easy salmon pâté that can be served with crackers!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

1
package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened
1
can (14 3/4 ounces) red or pink salmon, drained and flaked
3
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
2
tablespoons capers
Assorted crackers or pumpernickel cocktail bread, if desired

  • 1 Line 2-cup bowl or mold with plastic wrap. Beat cream cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in salmon, 2 tablespoons of the red onion, 1 tablespoon of the dill weed and the mustard. Spoon into bowl lined with plastic wrap, pressing firmly. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Turn upside down onto serving plate; remove bowl and plastic wrap. Garnish pâté with remaining 1 tablespoon red onion, 1 tablespoon dill weed and the capers. Serve with crackers.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.