Smoked Salmon and Pesto Spread

Cream cheese, pesto, and smoked salmon come together in this spreadable appetizer that's ready in 15 minutes.

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  • Makes: 20 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoon
  • Yields: 2-1/2 cups
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Chill: 6 hrs
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Smoked Salmon and Pesto Spread
Ingredients
1
4 ounce piece plain smoked salmon, flaked, with skin and bones removed
1/2
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup purchased basil pesto or Homemade Pesto (see Recipe Center)
1
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons snipped fresh chives
1/4
teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
 
Chives (optional)
 
Assorted crackers or sliced baguette
Directions
  1. Line a 3-cup mold or 3- to 4-cup bowl with plastic wrap; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together salmon and the 4 ounces cream cheese. Spread evenly in the bottom of the prepared mold. Spread pesto over salmon mixture. In a medium bowl stir together the 8 ounces cream cheese, the butter, 2 tablespoons chives, and pepper. Drop by spoonfuls over pesto; gently spread over pesto. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours.
  3. To serve, uncover and invert mold onto a serving platter; remove plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. If desired, garnish with additional chives. Serve with assorted crackers.
  4. Makes about 2-1/2 cups spread (twenty 2-tablespoon servings).
Nutrition Facts (Smoked Salmon and Pesto Spread)
    Per serving:
  • 109 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 97 mg chol.,
  • 135 mg sodium,
  • 1 g carb.,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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