An easy recipe for smoked salmon mousse made with cream cheese and piped on cucumber slices. It’s an easy recipe that produces impressive results.
Smoked salmon is a delicacy, and smoked salmon mousse is even better. The cream cheese mitigates the smoked salmon’s intense saltiness, and adds wonderful creaminess.
Smoked salmon mousse is one of those dishes that your guests will thoroughly admire, not realizing how easy it is to make.
To make this smoked salmon mousse, simply add the four ingredients to your food processor’s bowl, and process. That’s it!
If you want to get fancy, use a pastry bag to pipe the mousse on cucumber slices, as shown in the video below. Or cut the corner of a ziploc bag and use that to pipe the mousse.
But you can also simply spoon the mousse on cucumber slices. Or just serve it in a pretty bowl, surrounded by cut up vegetables.
Do use Neufchatel cheese, or reduced fat cream cheese, in this smoked salmon recipe. I’ve got nothing against fat! But in this particular recipe, I find that full fat cream cheese is too dense.
If all you have is full fat cream cheese, try adding 2-3 tablespoons of water with the other ingredients, to thin out the mixture.
PS. Check out another great appetizer recipe that uses canned salmon instead of smoked – canned salmon mousse.
Smoked Salmon Mousse
- 4 oz smoked salmon
- 8 oz neufchâtel cheese (or reduced fat cream cheese), softened 30 seconds in the microwave
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 20 cucumber slices
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives for garnish
- Place the salmon, cream cheese, lemon juice and black pepper in your food processor bowl and process until smooth, about 5 minutes, stopping twice to scrape the sides with a spatula.
- Transfer the mousse to a pretty serving bowl and serve with cut up veggies.
- Or transfer the salmon mousse to a pastry bag and pipe onto cucumber slices, as shown in the video. Garnish with chopped chives.