Wild Salmon Spread

wild salmon spread on a bagel

This great salmon spread came about when I asked the teenager what he wanted for breakfast, which, given his noon wake-up time, was actually closer to lunch (teenagers do that). Mr. Sleepy didn’t have a preference so I decided to test out an idea on him.

Fresh wild salmon is in season right now, and I had a small piece of cooked sockeye left over from last night’s dinner  in the fridge plus some really good whole wheat bagels from the grocery bakery section.

The lox-cream cheese-bagel trifecta is a classic, but this wild salmon spread combo is a less oily and salty twist. Some genius years back introduced me to the addition of capers to the combo, so I added it to this spread, since the salmon wasn’t nearly as salty as regular smoked salmon. They added the perfect salty tang to the mix.

Wild Salmon Spread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: all of it!


2 ounces cooked salmon (you also can use canned salmon)
2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese (I used one of those individual Weight Watchers cream cheese servings)
1 teaspoon nonpareil capers (those are the tiny ones)
Pinch of salt (optional)

Step by Step

  1. Mix the salmon, cream cheese and capers in a small bowl and spread onto both sides of a bagel thin, whole wheat crackers or your carb of choice!
  2. Add a pinch of salt, if needed.


WW PP 3; Calories 145; Total Fat 10.5g; Saturated Fat 4.9g; Trans Fat 0.0g; Cholesterol 47mg; Sodium 324mg; Potassium 243mg; Total Carbohydrates 0.7g; Protein 12.6g


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