5-Ingredient Honey Dijon Salmon Spread Recipe With Lemon Mascarpone Cheese by Elisa Schmitz

5-Ingredient Honey Dijon Salmon Spread Recipe With Lemon Mascarpone Cheese

As part of a nutritious Mediterranean diet, I cook a lot of salmon. Healthy salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and protein, which is why it's a big part of my heart-healthy Mediterranean diet promoting health and longevity. A serving of salmon contains up to 25 grams of protein, is high in B vitamins (such as niacin, riboflavin, folic acid), has more than half of the recommended daily allowance of selenium and is a good source of potassium, which helps reduce blood pressure.

I purposely try to have leftover salmon to use in various recipes calling for salmon or seafood. This easy five-ingredient honey Dijon salmon spread recipe with lemon mascarpone cheese is my new favorite way to use cooked salmon. Mascarpone cheese is made from heavy cream and lemon juice, so it has a to-die-for buttery texture. It's ultra creamy and has a somewhat sweet flavor, making it ideal for sandwich spread recipes, sauces, desserts and more.

In this recipe, the addition of lemon to the mascarpone balances the sweet with some tart, creating a tangy flavor that's absolutely crave-able. The ingredients list for this creamy delicious honey Dijon salmon spread recipe is simple: salmon, mascarpone cheese, lemon juice, honey and Dijon mustard. Mix them up then spread the deliciousness on toast or a bagel. It's simply irresistible!

Serve this salmon spread as a zesty breakfast, for brunch or as a lunch sandwich. You also can spread it on crackers or baguette slices, or over lettuce or with raw vegetables, for a fun snack or appetizer anytime.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 ounces cooked salmon (you could use canned salmon)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey

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Recipe Notes

  • If you don't have leftover cooked salmon, you can use canned salmon for this recipe.
  • If you don't have fresh lemon juice, you can use bottled lemon juice.
  • You can use more or less honey and mustard, depending on your flavor preferences.
  • Serve the salmon spread on your favorite breads, crackers or toasts. For a lower-carb version, it's also delicious on its own or over lettuce or with raw vegetables!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Shred the salmon with a fork and put it into a small mixing bowl. Add the mascarpone, lemon juice, honey and mustard. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Stir with a fork to combine.
  2. Spread onto a toasted bagel, whole wheat toast, crackers, baguette slices or your favorite bread products. It's also delicious on its own or over lettuce!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 419

Total Fat: 31.2g

Saturated Fat: 17.1g

Cholesterol: 123mg

Sodium: 260mg

Total Carbohydrate: 15.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.8g

Total Sugars: 14.7g

Protein: 12.4g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 115mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 266mg

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Donna John
What a great idea!
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you, Donna John ! This is one of my favorite salmon recipes, for sure. So creamy, flavorful, easy and delish!

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