Smoked Salmon balls with Philadelphia cream cheese and walnuts

PALLINE salmonePhiladelphia

Difficulty: Very easy Time: Quick

INGREDIENTS (x 6 persons):

  • - 200g smoked salmon (in brine or pre-cooked fillets)
  • - 100g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • -  1 handful of fresh flat parsley, thinly chopped
  • -  1 large handful of grinded walnuts
  • -  2 tablespoons of white onion, finely chopped
  • -  2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • -  1 pinch of paprika powder


Put all ingredients in small separate bowls. Then in a large bowl, mix the salmon with the cream cheese, the parsley, the onion, the paprika and the lemon juice. Then with a spoon take a small quantity of the mix and try and create a small ball with wet hands (to avoid sticking). Roll the balls into the grinded walnuts. Place the balls in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.


  • - I suggest making this a quick and easy starter a few hours before your meal. This will give you enough time to get ready for the other dishes and it will also allow the balls to take the right texture.
  • - The dish tastes better when the balls are small in size, say, about 2 cm, and when they are accompanied with a glass of dry white wine.