Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Spirals – Healthy Option

Smoked salmon and cream cheese spirals are a savory and creamy make-ahead appetizer that everyone loves–make extra because these go fast!

The Backstory: What’s a party without the smoked salmon? These delicious two-bite noshes are perfect party appetizers and best of all, you can make them ahead and store them in your fridge until you are ready to serve them. Your guests (and even your kids) will love them. This recipe makes 24 smoked salmon and cream cheese spiral pieces, but If you are cooking for a holiday crowd, double the recipe so you have more than enough on hand. More of the Backstory after the recipe

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Spirals

These two-bite appetizers will be the first things your guests will devour at your next cocktail party or holiday gathering. The smoked salmon and chive and onion cream cheese are the perfect combination of creamy and savory deliciousness.
Course Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine Jewish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 2/3 cup KRAFT PHILADELPHIA Chive and Onion 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese*
  • 4 whole wheat flour tortillas, 10 inch
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon (lox), cut into strips


  1. Spread 2 tbsp. cream cheese on each tortilla, leaving approximately 1 inch on the outer circle.
  2. Place 2 oz. smoked salmon on top of each.
  3. Roll up like a jellyroll and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. When ready to serve, slice each roll into 6 pieces, cutting on the diagonal.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories:  80
Total Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 20mg
Protein: 5g
Carbohydrates: 8g
Sodium: 390mg
Fiber: 1g

* Can substitute with any vegetable-flavored or onion flavored low fat cream cheese.

…The Backstory continues: Also note that I’ve written the recipe using chive and onion cream cheese (for a little more savory kick), but feel free to use plain cream cheese or any other vegetable flavored cream cheese that you prefer.Book cover image 

You can find this recipe and many more in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Couscous with Spinach Onions and Tomatoes to  Orange Cinnamon French Toast with Strawberry Sauce — that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!

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Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen is one of country's leading voices in nutrition and health with 30 + years of experience as a senior food management executive, author, speaker, and TV host. Fran's followers adore her because she believes you should be able to have your kugel and not feel guilty about it. Her recipes, humor, and realistic approach to enjoying food and cutting through the hype of fad diets and quick fixes are what make her approach to a balanced lifestyle loved by so many.
Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

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