CARE Recipe: Salmon Dill Spread on Toast
This recipe is great with either canned salmon or left-over salmon from the night before. What is unique to canned salmon is the cost savings and convenience to use when preparing mid-day meals like lunch. Canned salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids and also has a high calcium contents if bought with the bones and skin (sounds much more ‘advanced’ than it really is, you can’t tell at all once mixed).
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1
- 2 ounces canned salmon (Pacific, wild, with bones recommended)
- 1/4 cup fresh farmer’s cheese, (skim ricotta or cottage cheese could be substituted)
- 1 plum tomato, seeds and juice removed, diced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 slice sprouted grain bread
- 1 banana or other serving of fruit on the side
- In a small bowl, mix all ingredients – except bread and banana.
- Toast bread and top with salmon spread.
- Enjoy with banana on the side.
- As mentioned above, you could also substitute another soft, fresh cheese – like 2% cultured cottage cheese, quark, or ricotta. Farmer’s cheese actually starts out as cottage cheese and then is pressed in a cheese cloth to remove the excess whey making it firmer and more spreadable.
- This recipe easily doubles or triples so that you can utilize the entire can of salmon.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Lunch
- Method: no cook
- Calories: 405
- Sugar: 17g
- Sodium: 639mg
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 44g
- Fiber: 6g
- Protein: 25g
- Cholesterol: 68mg
Keywords: tasty calcium rich canned salmon lunch