Low Fat Smoked Salmon Spread
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
This Low Fat Smoked Salmon Spread is delicious on crackers or served with Belgian endive leaves for scooping. Or cut whole-wheat pita bread into triangles, bake until crisp, then sprinkle with kosher salt.
6 ounces smoked salmon, chopped
6 ounces low fat cream cheese
1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 scallion, white part only, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a food processor or mixer at slow speed, blend the salmon, cream cheese, sour cream and lemon juice until fairly smooth.
Mix in the dill, scallion and pepper.
Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.
Recipe makes about 1-1/2 cup
Serving size: 2-tablespoons
Calories: 55; Protein: 4g; Carbohydrates: 2g; Fiber: 0; Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 11mg; Sodium: 157mg
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