Salmon & Cream Cheese Spread

by Michelle on May 9, 2011

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I’d been meaning to try out the salmon version of this Nourishing Traditions recipe for a while now and I shouldn’t have waited so long because it’s extremely easy and versatile. It would be great with crackers or served as a dip for vegetables. You only need a few ingredients: cream cheese (preferably homemade or organic), canned wild or freshly cooked salmon, flax oil, dill, and chives (which I omitted since I didn’t have any on hand).

I made the spread using my Magic Bullet, but I’m sure a food processor would work as well if not better (I just like to clean up the least amount of pieces possible!). To make the spread, add 2 oz salmon to your mixer and pulse. Next add 2 Tbsp flax oil, 1 cup softened cream cheese, 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill, and 1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives. Once blended, your dip is ready and can be covered and refrigerated until served.

Even though I used dried dill since that’s all I had on hand, the dip tasted great and hopefully next time I can use fresh as I’m sure it would offer even more flavor. Overall, the dip makes for a healthy snack and would be nice to set out at a party or get-together.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Nancy May 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm

This sounds so good. I am definitely going to make this very soon. I love the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook. It does have great recipes.

Michelle May 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Nancy, I also love the Nourishing Traditions cookbook. It is such a good resource!

Shu Han May 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

that sounds so good, i might try to make it the next time i make cream cheese (or yogurt cheese)! there are so many endless flavours to play with and you’ve just given me another great idea to try! thanks!

http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/01/homemade-cream-cheese.html

KerryAnn May 10, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Looks wonderful. I’ll have to try this with my homemade cream cheese from coconut yogurt. We have dairy allergies so I make it from scratch using coconut milk. Thanks for stopping by the blog carnival and sharing the recipe with us.

Jennie@ Pure Homemaking May 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Oh this looks great! I am having a get together this week and happen to have almost everything to make this! I might even bake some crackers to bring as well. YUM! Thanks for sharing. I found you over at Real Foods Wed. by the way.

Michelle May 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Thanks, KerryAnn! I hadn’t heard of coconut yogurt before but it sounds really good!

Thanks, Jennie, and that is a great idea- homemade crackers would be wonderful with this dip!

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