Salmon Mousse Endive Leaves

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I recently made this simple but elegant appetizer to rave reviews. This thick mousse has a lovely presentation well suited for special occasions.—Doreen Matthew, San Marcos, California
Salmon Mousse Endive Leaves Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) smoked salmon or lox
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 24 endive leaves
  • Watercress and diced pimientos, optional


  1. Place the first 6 ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Pipe or spoon about 1 tablespoon filling onto each endive leaf. Garnish with watercress and pimientos if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 45 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.