Perfect for breakfast or brunch, this spread is great on crisp toast, bagels, or pita bread.


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1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

2 tablespoons cold water

15 ounces firm tofu, cut into large pieces

4 ounces smoked salmon, cut into large pieces

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 scallions, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons capers, coarsely chopped if large


1. In a small heatproof bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let stand until softened, about 2 minutes. Place the bowl in a pan of simmering water and let sit until the gelatin has dissolved, about 1 minute. Set the mixture aside to cool slightly.

2. In a food processor, combine the tofu, smoked salmon, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and gelatin mixture, and puree until smooth.

3. Add the scallions and capers, and pulse until combined. Chill 1 hour before serving. Makes 3 cups

Nutrition Facts

per 2 tablespoons
calories 33
total fat 1.8g
saturated fat 0.3g
cholesterol 1mg
dietary fiber 1g
carbohydrate 1g
protein 4g
sodium 196mg

Good source of: calcium, omega-3 fatty acids

If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for a Healthy Heart, edited by Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 27 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015