Smoked Salmon Spread

Smoked Salmon Spread

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound smoked salmon
  • 1-1/2 cups nonfat cottage cheese
  • 3 tablespoons pepper-flavored vodka or regular vodka
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Dill

Method:

Cut half of the salmon into chunks. Dice the remaining salmon. Place cottage cheese in a fine-mesh sieve and press on it to remove excess moisture. Transfer the cottage cheese to a food processor. Add the salmon chunks, vodka, lemon juice, mustard and horseradish. Process until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and fold in the diced salmon. Refrigerate until chilled. (The spread may be prepared ahead and stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to two days.) To serve, spread on crostini and garnish with a sprinkling of cracked black pepper and dill. Note: If substituting plain vodka for the pepper-flavored vodka, season generously with cracked black pepper.

Yield: About 2 cups

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 tablespoon):

  • Calories: 17
  • Fat: 0 grams (0% of calories)
  • Cholesterol: 2 milligrams
  • Sodium: 59 milligrams