Frosty Smoked Salmon Spread

Absolutely irresistible! This do-ahead appetizer is a holiday hit!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 3

Ingredients

1
package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1
pound smoked salmon, skinned and boned
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
3/4
cup whipped cream cheese, from 8-ounce container, softened
1/4
cup sunflower nuts, toasted, if desired
Crackers, tiny sliced bagels or sliced vegetables, if desired
  • 1 Mix 8-ounce package cream cheese, the salmon and onions thoroughly. Shape mixture into a ball. Frost with whipped cream cheese. Sprinkle with nuts.
  • 2 Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled. Serve with crackers. Store tightly covered in refrigerator up to 2 weeks or in freezer up to 4 weeks.

Expert Tips

Use reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) for a slightly lighter spread.

Make a Snowman Salmon Spread! Shape two-thirds of the salmon mixture into a ball and place on serving plate. Shape remaining salmon mixture into a ball and place on top of larger ball. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. Frost with whipped cream cheese. Decorate your salmon snowman with a fresh rosemary crown, olive eyes and buttons, a baby carrot nose, radicchio-strip scarf and asparagus arms.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
35
(
Calories from Fat
25 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
3 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
95 mg
95 %;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.