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Salmon Ball Appetizer Spread

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This salmon appetizer ball is made with cream cheese and canned salmon,  flavored with a little horseradish and dill. The ball is coated with chopped walnuts and pecans. 

Serve this tasty spread with assorted crackers.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped or grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/8 teaspoon dillweed
  • salt, pepper & garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 (15-1/2 oz.) can salmon
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


In a mixing bowl with a hand-held electric mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese, lemon juice, onion, horseradish, dill, salt, pepper and garlic powder until well blended.

Drain and flake salmon, removing skin and bone. Beat into cheese mixture at low speed until well blended.

Chill until firm enough to handle.

Shape into ball with dampened hands.

Combine the fresh chopped parsley and chopped walnuts or pecans. Roll the ball in the mixture to coat thoroughly.

Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving time. 

Serve with crackers.

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 5 out of 5
Easy and tasty, Member MichelleGoff

I has this recipe and used it lots of times twenty years ago. Following many changes in our household, the recipe disappeared. I was so happy to find it here again, and just as I remembered it. Except, I had forgotten the lemon juice, horseradish, and pecans..the best parts. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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