Smoked Salmon Mousse

  • 10MINS
  • 154KCAL

This Smoked Salmon Mousse is a perfect slimming friendly appetiser for anyone counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories154
  • Carbs5g
  • Protein20g
  • Fat4g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars3g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

This Smoked Salmon Mousse recipe is ideal for something to nibble on when you’re sitting in the garden with a drink in hand – you could probably even have it on a sandwich, on a cracker, on some toast for breakfast or even stirred through some pasta for a quick and easy evening meal! It would also be a perfect addition to a buffet.

There’s no need to use expensive smoked Salmon for this recipe, just use the trimmings. It’s all getting whizzed up and will taste just the same! Double up the ingredients if there’s more than 2 of you and it’ll keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. Just make sure to cover well.

What diets is this Smoked Salmon Mousse suitable for?

This Smoked Salmon Mousse recipe is suitable for gluten free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Smoked Salmon Mousse recipe?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Smoked Salmon Mousse recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Smoked Salmon Mousse recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Smoked Salmon Mousse recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Smoked Salmon Mousse?

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There are no special ingredients needed to make this recipe, but one thing you will need is a food processor. It’s kind of essential although you could probably use a stick blender if you have the patience of a saint!

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How many Calories are in this Smoked Salmon Mousse?

There are 154 Calories per portion in this Smoked Salmon Mousse, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Smoked Salmon Mousse is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and also fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place onion and parsley into your food processor and pulse a couple of seconds until roughly chopped. scrape down the side of the bowl with a spatula.

Step 2

Add in quark, cream cheese, lemon juice and Tobasco and whizz up on medium for 20 seconds. Scrape down the side of the bowl with a spatula.

Step 3

Add the gherkin and smoked salmon and whizz on medium for 30 seconds until a smooth mousse-like consistency is achieved. For a coarser texture, pulse 3-4 times, until desired consistency.

Step 4

Use immediately, or for best results chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped chives or spring onion before serving.

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How do you know when this Smoked Salmon Mousse is cooked?

There is no cooking involved in this recipe – just blend it really well!

How long can you keep this Smoked Salmon Mousse in the fridge?

Refrigerate the Smoked Salmon Mousse in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Smoked Salmon Mousse in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Smoked Salmon Mousse?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

Defrost before consuming.

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Smoked Salmon Mousse

This Smoked Salmon Mousse is a perfect slimming friendly appetiser for anyone counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 154
  • Carbs 5G
WW Points
  • 4 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 4 Purple

Ingredients

  • 100 g smoked salmon trimmings
  • ¼ small red onion
  • 1 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 125 g quark
  • 55 g lightest cream cheese
  • 1 or 2 pickled gherkins
  • ¼ tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1 lemon Juice of
  • fresh chives to garnish with

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Instructions

  1. Place onion and parsley into your food processor and pulse a couple of seconds until roughly chopped. scrape down the side of the bowl with a spatula
  2. Add in quark, cream cheese, lemon juice and Tobasco and whizz up on medium for 20 seconds. scrape down the side of the bowl with a spatula
  3. Add the gherkin and smoked salmon and whizz on medium for 30 seconds until a smooth mousse-like consistency is achieved. For a coarser texture, pulse 3-4 times, until desired consistency
  4. Use immediately or for best results chis in the fridge for 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped chives or spring onion before serving

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emma hughesSunday 30th June 2019

I’ve made a double batch, can it be frozen?

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    Emma TMonday 1st July 2019

    Hi Emma,

    Yes, it should be fine

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noah JamesFriday 12th January 2018

can tuna be used instead of salmon?

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[email protected]Monday 9th October 2017

Like the sound of this…will try it this week’s Xmas party.
Thanks for the recipe

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