Salmon Ball

Salmon Ball

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"Salmon lovers and those who like non-traditional cheese balls will enjoy this nice appetizer. Chopped nuts may be used for rolling instead of parsley."
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20 m servings 97 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 182 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix cream cheese, onion, horseradish, salt and lemon juice. Mix in the salmon, distributing it evenly throughout. Form mixture into a ball and roll in the parsley. Wrap in plastic and chill in the refrigerator until serving.


  1. 26 Ratings

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I make a similar version of this recipe that everyone swoons over: I add a teaspoon or two of "liquid smoke." Adds a great smoky flavor and tastes great!

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I really had to doctor this up to keep it from being bland. I was excited to find fresh horseradish but I couldn't taste it. I put in about 2 tablespoons. I also added some garlic powder, dash o...

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I make a similar version of this recipe that everyone swoons over: I add a teaspoon or two of "liquid smoke." Adds a great smoky flavor and tastes great!

This is a LONG time family favorite, except we double the onion and add 1/2 tsp liquid smoke. Spread on Ritz.. everyone loves it!

Very good. Disappeared fast at the party. It was easy, looked nice and tasted great. The deep pink of the ball contrasted nicely with the fresh parsley. I used red salmon and added white pepper ...

This is a great recipe, we also add liquid smoke, and we roll ours in real bacon bits......yummy!! A holiday favorite amongst My Grandma, My Momma ,and now myself!! Enjoy

Everyone liked this. In place of the salt I used about 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt, about 2 tablespoons of green onion, and a little liquid smoke as suggested.

The BIGGEST hit at a Thanksgiving pot-luck at work, then Thanksgiving dinner, then Post-Thanksgiving dinner, then another party later on (you get the idea!). I noticed a lot of people mentioned...

I can remember my grandmother and mother always making a salmon ball (served with wheat thins) at any party we had. I always make this with a vidalia onion for a little sweetness, to go with th...

Very easy and delicious. I rolled the mixture in cilantro instead of parsley and it was a big hit!

try adding liquid smoke for a smoked salmon ball

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