Easy 4-Ingredient Mediterranean Salmon Spread Recipe: Creamy, Delicious & Nutritious by Elisa Schmitz


Easy 4-Ingredient Mediterranean Salmon Spread Recipe: Creamy, Delicious & Nutritious

As part of maintaining a nutritious Mediterranean diet, my goal is to cook salmon a couple times a week. Salmon is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and is part of a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet that promotes health and longevity. A 3.5-ounce serving of salmon contains up to 25 grams of protein, is high in B vitamins (such as niacin, riboflavin, folic acid), has more than half of the recommended daily allowance of selenium and is a good source of potassium, which may help reduce high blood pressure.

I typically make a 1-pound salmon filet, which means we usually have some cooked salmon left over. I try to use our leftover seafood in creative ways so we actually look forward to eating leftovers! This easy four-ingredient salmon sandwich spread recipe is a great example of how to love your leftover salmon.

The shopping list for this creamy delicious Mediterranean salmon spread recipe is simple: salmon, whipped cream cheese, capers and a lemon. Put them all together, spread them on toast or a bagel, and a zesty breakfastbrunch or lunch sandwich is served in no time at all. Leftover or canned salmon just became an easy, healthy and delicious main course!

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Cuisine: American / Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 3 - 5 ounces cooked salmon (you could use canned salmon)
  • juice of 1 medium lemon
  • 4 teaspoons capers
  • 3 ounces whipped cream cheese (I used reduced-fat whipped cream cheese)

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Recipe Notes 

  1. If you don't have leftover salmon, you can use canned salmon for this recipe.
  2. If starting with plain salmon or canned salmon, feel free to add a half teaspoon of Mediterranean seasoning to the mixture. My leftover salmon was seasoned with herbes de provence seasoning.
  3. I topped my sandwich with ripe and juicy tomato slices, which added the fresh factor, and served it with a soft-boiled egg.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Shred salmon and put it into a small bowl.
  2. Add the whipped cream cheese, capers and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Stir with a fork to combine.
  3. Spread onto a toasted bagel or whole wheat toast. Top with tomato slices, if desired. Makes up to three sandwiches.

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Elisa Schmitz
Because of this recipe, we're intentionally saving some of our dinner salmon so we have leftovers to make this delicious sandwich spread! #yum
Oreokay
If u swap the creamed cheese with whipped cottage cheese or plain greek yogurt, be sure the bagel is whole wheat, & add veggies then u can call it mediterranean diet worthy (btw it's not a diet, it's a way of eating)
Elisa Schmitz
Yes, Oreokay , as I describe in the intro of this recipe, with link to the American Heart Association’s article about Mediterranean Diet: “As part of maintaining a nutritious Mediterranean diet, my goal is to cook salmon a couple times a week. Salmon is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and is part of a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet that promotes health and longevity. A 3.5-ounce serving of salmon contains up to 25 grams of protein, is high in B vitamins (such as niacin, riboflavin, folic acid), has more than half of the recommended daily allowance of selenium and is a good source of potassium, which may help reduce high blood pressure.” Thank you for your comment.

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