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Sesame Salmon Spread

Alaska is known for its salmon, and this is one of our favorite appetizers. I pack the spread and crackers in our picnic lunch when my husband and I head out to harvest wood, which we do several times a year. We look forward to getting wood just to have this special treat!—Sandy Sanford, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 cups


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) salmon, drained, bones and skin removed
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Assorted crackers


  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and lemon juice until fluffy. Add the salmon, sour cream, garlic, sesame seeds, Liquid Smoke if desired, cilantro, parsley, dill, salt and pepper; beat until combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 82 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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