Salmon and cheese spread for Christmas and New Year appetizers

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This salmon and cream cheese spread is a great way to create delicious and quick appetizers for Christmas or New Year’s Eve. The canned salmon is blended with cream cheese together with some cream and mustard which adds a delicious salty aftertaste. The addition of the zest and juice of half a lemon adds a fabulous citrus smell and flavor that goes very well with the salmon. Use this delicious cream mousse to garnish appetizers with puff pastry such as vol-au-vents or create bruschetta, canapés and sandwiches to serve as an appetizer during Christmas or New Year’s Eve dinner.

Salmon and cheese spread for Christmas and New Year appetizers

Salmon and cheese spread for Christmas and New Year appetizers is a quick and easy recipe. Canned salmon spread with a citrus aftertaste for canapés, bruschetta and other Christmas finger foods.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine pescetarian
Servings 300 g about
Calories 280 kcal


  • 200 g of canned salmon (drained weight)
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ lemon juice and zest
  • olive oil for garnish
  • a few tufts of fennel leaves for garnish


Instructions Salmon and cheese spread for Christmas and New Year appetizers

  • Place the drained salmon, cream cheese, mustard and cream in a blender jug ​​fitted with blades. Blend everything until smooth.
  • Add the juice of about half a lemon together with its zest and blend again until you have a lump-free mousse/spread. Taste and adjust with more lemon juice or mustard to add acidity or increase the saltiness. Serve garnished with a drizzle of raw oil and a few sprigs of fennel leaves.

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The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 100gCalories: 280kcal
Keyword appetizer idea, Christmas, Christmas appetizer, christmas brunch, cold appetizer, cream cheese, easy appetizer, lemon, New Year’s Eve recipe, pescetarian recipe, salmon
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Store in the refrigerator and eat within a couple of days.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for some other tasty recipes for the holidays check my Quick smoked salmon and cream cheese appetizers (photo below) or Christmas tree cheese board (photo below).

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