Smoked Trout Spread

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.

From EatingWell: July/August 2011
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 30
Total Time: 30


  1. 1/2 small red onion, divided
  2. 1/2 cup canned (rinsed) or cooked white beans
  3. 4 ounces smoked trout, skinned, boned and flaked (about 3/4 cup)
  4. 3 ounces (1/3 cup) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
  5. 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  6. 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, or to taste
  7. 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  8. Freshly ground pepper to taste
  9. 20 thin whole-grain crackers
  10. 2 medium tomatoes, halved and sliced
  11. 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: 365 calories; 9 g fat (4 g sat, 1 g mono); 23 mg cholesterol; 59 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 12 g fiber; 599 mg sodium; 616 mg potassium.

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

3 Carbohydrate Serving

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