This recipe is so, so, so, so easy, I don’t know if I even get to call it a recipe. I guess technically it is a recipe, since it starts with a few ingredients and then turns into something different, but on the easiness scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is the easiest, it’s pretty much a 15. Your food processor might actually get miffed at you when it does all the work and YOU get all the credit.
Here is all you do. Pick up a package of cream cheese and some smoked salmon at your friendly neighborhood supermarket. I use about a half a cup of salmon in this recipe, but it’s not an exact science. If you like a little more salmon flavor you can use more, and if you like a little less…well, you know. My supermarket sells little containers of what they call “smoked salmon ends,” which are a lot cheaper than buying regular smoked salmon and they work just fine. You can also find small packages of smoked salmon in the refrigerated seafood section (and sometimes they are near the cream cheese…how convenient is THAT?)
Now all you do is drop the cream cheese and the salmon into your food processor. Press the button and let it whirl until it is smooth. Now transfer it to a bowl, stir in some capers…and yep, that’s it. This is great scooped onto pieces of celery or fennel, or on really plain crackers that let the salmon taste shine through. And in a pinch, scooping up a little with your finger works too. And of course, this spread on a bagel will make your morning just about perfect.
And so with that, here’s the recipe! You are five minutes away from salmon spread!
- One 8 ounce package cream cheese
- ⅓ cup chopped or sliced smoked salmon
- 2 tablespoons capers
- Place cream cheese and smoked salmon in food processor and process until smooth.
- Scoop salmon mixture into bowl and stir in capers
- Serve with crackers or raw veggies.
- Don't tell anyone how easy this was.