Appetizer/Snack Recipe

This healthy snack recipe is a delicious spread that even children like. Liquid smoke gives a special flavor, but it can be omitted. Red canned salmon or leftover fresh salmon work the best in this recipe. This recipe is also a good choice for a diabetic menu. Try this as a sandwich spread for a healthy quick meal.

Smoked Salmon Spread

1 tub (12 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke*
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (14.75 ounces) red salmon, drained or 2 cups cooked and flaked fresh salmon
2 tablespoons chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped green onion

Have cream cheese at room temperature. Blend the first seven ingredients in a mixer.

Remove skin from salmon and mash bones, if using canned. Mix salmon, celery and onion with the cream cheese mixture.

Spread on raw vegetables or whole grain crackers.

*Hickory liquid smoke can be found in the grocery store next to the barbecue sauce.

Note: Optional ingredients are not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Makes about 3 cups (24 servings) -
Each Serving: 2 tablespoons; Carb Servings: 0; Exchanges: 1 lean meat; calories 38, total fat 1g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 6mg, sodium 158mg, total carbohydrate 1g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 1g, protein 5g

Source: Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas - 3rd Edition, © Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD, Published by Small Steps Press, publishing health conscious books for the general public, a division of the American Diabetes Association.

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