Easy Salmon Spread

Easy Salmon Spread

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! An easy to fix salmon spread made using fat-free cream cheese! Serve with whole-grain crackers for a tasty appetizer.

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package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened
can (14 3/4 ounces) red or pink salmon, drained and flaked
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
tablespoon Dijon mustard
tablespoons capers
reduced-fat whole-grain crackers
  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.
  2. Spoon into bowl lined with plastic wrap, pressing firmly. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  3. Turn bowl upside down onto serving plate; remove bowl and plastic wrap. Garnish spread with remaining 1 tablespoon red onion, 1 tablespoon dill weed and the capers. Serve with crackers.
Makes 16 servings (2 tablespoons dip and 4 crackers)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
“This is a great way to eat more fish. Salmon has all those great Omega-3’s! The fat-free cream cheese keeps calories and fat low. I eat organic whole-grain crackers with this super-easy spread, a delicious combination.” Lori S.
A Note from Dr. B.:
Many packaged crackers are loaded with fat. If you want to see how much fat a cracker has but don't have access to the box, rub it with a paper napkin. Crackers that leave grease marks are probably high in fat, so you may want to substitute lower-fat ones or eat the higher-fat ones in small amounts.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 380mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 1 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.