I really like homemade spreads for sandwiches and toasts, which is why I’m a huge fan of all sorts of preserves. But spreads don’t always have to be sweet. This salmon mousse is a great example of a homemade savoury spread. And I think it’s much better than any of the store-bought varieties that I’ve tried.

Made with canned salmon, this salmon spread takes all of five minutes to prepare. All you have to do is open cans and toss a few ingredients into your kitchen processor bowl. And give it a quick run, of course.

It really is that simple and since there are so few ingredients, I strongly recommend to pick good quality ones. I usually go for canned sockeye salmon and good cream cheese. Taking a low fat option may result in your mousse being too runny. I’ve tried making this with mascarpone and ricotta cheeses and was somewhat lukewarm about the results.

I also tried adding veggies to the mousse and tend to think that they make it too chunky and runny, so it’s the case when less is more, so just the cream cheese, lemon juice and salmon do it for me. But, I do like to add veggies as garnish for this mousse. Or serve it as a dip for carrot, pepper and celery sticks. 

This mousse is perfect on crackers, on toast, on bagels or on cucumber slices. Follow the simple instructions below to cook it and I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do!