Salmon Ball Appetizer Spread

Salmon ball
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Ratings (7)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
214 Calories
16g Fat
4g Carbs
15g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This salmon appetizer ball is made with cream cheese and canned salmon, flavored with a little horseradish and dill. The ball is coated with chopped walnuts and pecans. 

Serve this tasty spread with assorted crackers.


  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon onion (finely chopped or grated)
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/8 teaspoon dillweed
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 1 can (15-1/2 oz.) salmon
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a mixing bowl with a hand-held electric mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese, lemon juice, onion, horseradish, dill, salt, pepper and garlic powder until well blended.

  2. Drain and flake salmon, removing skin and bone. Beat into cheese mixture at low speed until well blended.

  3. Chill until firm enough to handle.

  4. Shape into ball with dampened hands.

  5. Combine the fresh chopped parsley and chopped walnuts or pecans. Roll the ball in the mixture to coat thoroughly.

  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving time. 

  7. Serve with crackers.

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