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Monday, January 17, 2011

Creamy Salmon Spread

Difficulty:  EASY
Yield: 9 1/3 cup servings – Keeps in refrigerator for 1 week

Nutrition Information
Calories: 138
Protein 14g; Carbohydrates 1.7g;
Saturated Fat 4g; Monosaturated Fat 3.7g

About This Recipe

Loaded with protein, nutrients, antioxidants, and flavor, this easy to prepare recipe is great made into a sandwich with lettuce and tomato or served as a paté with rye or multigrain crostini.  However you like it, salmon is rich in calcium, niacin, phosphorous, selenium, and vitamins B6 and B12.


  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. Light Cream Cheese (Neufchatel), softened
  • ¼ C. Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Prepared Horseradish
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 Small Red Onion (finely diced)
  • ½ of a 1 oz. package FRESH dill weed, finely minced
  • 1 Lb. Leftover Grilled salmon or one 14-¾ oz. can Pink Salmon—drained, picked through, bones and skin discarded. If using canned salmon, DO NOT RINSE.
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow flavors to blend. Serve chilled.

This recipe also works well with an equivalent amount of water-packed solid white albacore tuna.

Did you know?

At 12 grams per half cup, Greek yogurt has double the protein of conventional yogurt.

Horseradish is a rich source of Glucosinolates. A study from the University of Illinois shows that horseradish has substantial quantities of glucosinolates, compounds that have been shown to increase human resistance to cancer. "Glucosinolates increase the liver's ability to detoxify carcinogens and they may actually suppress the growth of existing cancerous tumors," said Mosbah Kushad, U of I associate professor of foodcrop systems. "And our analysis of various horseradish varieties shows they are a rich source of these compounds." Horseradish has approximately 10 times more glucosinolates than Broccoli, the next richest source.

Dill is high in substances known as monoterpenes, also shown to have anti-cancer activity. Monoterpenes activate an enzyme called gluthathione-S-tranferase. When these components come in contact with oxidized molecules which would harm our body they become attached to them and neutralize the damages, working particularly hard against certain carcinogens such as benzopyrenes found in cigarette, incinerator and grill smoke. Print this recipe

1 comment:

  1. Another great recipe! According to my Weight Watchers PointsPlus e-tools calculation, this delightful spread equates to 5 points per 1/3 cup.