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.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

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
64
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.

Expert Tips

“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.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
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.