Smoked Trout Spread

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Smoked Trout Spread

Creamy smoked trout spread on thin whole-grain crackers is a delicious appetizer, but serve it with an array of artfully arranged nibbles—ripe tomatoes, crunchy cucumber slices and red onion—and you have an easy summer dinner. Pack it up and take it outdoors for a weeknight picnic. Serve with a baby arugula salad tossed with olive oil, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese and a generous grinding of pepper.

Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 30
Total Time: 30


  • 1/2 small red onion, divided
  • 1/2 cup canned (rinsed) or cooked white beans
  • 4 ounces smoked trout, skinned, boned and flaked (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3 ounces (1/3 cup) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 20 thin whole-grain crackers
  • 2 medium tomatoes, halved and sliced
  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced


Finely chop half the onion (about 2 tablespoons); thinly slice the rest. Mash beans in a medium bowl with a fork until they are mostly broken down. Add the chopped onion, trout, cream cheese, lemon juice, horseradish, parsley and pepper; stir well to combine with the beans. Serve the trout spread with a platter of crackers, sliced tomatoes, cucumber and the sliced onion.


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 365
fat 9 g (4 g sat, 1 g mono)
cholesterol 23 mg
carbohydrates 59 g
protein 16 g
fiber 12 g
sodium 599 mg
potassium 616 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin C (32% daily value), Folate (19% dv), Potassium (18% dv), Magnesium & Vitamin A (17% dv), Zinc (15% dv)

Carbohydrate Serving 3

Exchanges 3 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat

From EatingWell July/August 2011