Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto Photo by: Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

Smoky Salmon Chive Spread

This light and easy spread combines salmon, nonfat Greek yogurt, chives, and chopped red onion.

Sunset NOVEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups
  • Total: 15 Minutes


  • 2 cans (7.5 oz. each) salmon (preferably Alaskan king or sockeye), well drained
  • 1 container (7 oz.) nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 ounces hot-smoked salmon, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion, plus slivers for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Seeded crisp lavash or other crackers


Remove bones and skin from salmon; break into chunks. In a medium bowl, mix yogurt, hot-smoked salmon, chopped onion, chives, mustard, and pepper with a fork until well combined. Gently stir in salmon, season to taste with salt, and top with slivered onion. Serve with lavash.

Make ahead: Chill, covered, up to 3 days (you may need to moisten with a bit more yogurt).

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 1/2-tbsp. serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 39
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Protein: 6.3g
  • Fat: 1.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.9g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 43mg
  • Cholesterol: 1.5mg

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Smoky Salmon Chive Spread Recipe