Smoked Salmon Appetizer Quesadillas – Cookin Canuck
You might want to double batch these Smoked Salmon Aperitif Quesadillas because they disappear in a flash! Only 6 ingredients and 15 minutes of preparation. We recently served these mini smoked salmon quesadillas for a family celebration. Between the four of us, we polished them in less time than it takes to make them. And […]

You might want to double batch these Smoked Salmon Aperitif Quesadillas because they disappear in a flash! Only 6 ingredients and 15 minutes of preparation.
Mini quesadillas stuffed with cream cheese and smoked salmon, stacked on a dark gray plate.  Glass of Prosecco behind.

We recently served these mini smoked salmon quesadillas for a family celebration. Between the four of us, we polished them in less time than it takes to make them. And that says something because it only takes 15 minutes to make it easy appetizer recipe.

The recent appearance of street taco-sized quesadillas in our local grocery store made me jump with joy. They're great for appetizers like this and, of course, for street tacos. If you can't find these mini tortillas, make your own from full size tortillas. See my Mini Quesadillas with Avocado and Hummus for instructions and "how-to" photos. It's easy, I promise.

Cream cheese with chopped chives and a stainless steel spoon in a white bowl

What you need for these Quesadillas appetizers with smoked salmon:

Here are the main components of this recipe (affiliate links included):

  • Smoked Salmon: Smoked salmon (lox) can be found in most grocery stores, usually either in deli or seafood. There are plenty to choose from, like Nova, Scottis and sockeye salmon. Any of them will do!
  • Tortillas: For this recipe, use the street taco-sized tortillas found in many grocery stores or online. I used Mission Whole Wheat Carb Balance Street Taco Tortillas, which have a high fiber count (yes!)
  • Cream cheese: Light cream cheese or Neufchatel cream cheese works. Mix it with a little milk to make it more spreadable.
  • Chives: Fresh chives, please!
  • Capers: I used 5 or 6 capers by quesadilla. If you are not a fan, you can leave them out.

Quesadilla the size of a street taco, topped with cream cheese with chives, smoked salmon and capers.  Quesadillas and folded capers in the background.

Tips for making this cream cheese appetizer with smoked salmon:

As far as appetizers go, it really doesn't get any easier than these smoked salmon appetizers. Here are some tips to make the process as easy as possible.

Remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator. If you don't have time to bring it to room temperature, place it in a bowl and microwave it at 50% power in 15 second increments. Be sure to remove the foil first so you don't start a fire!

Once the cream cheese has softened, add a little milk to make it even more spreadable. Make sure to mix well so that the cream cheese and milk are well mixed.

Spread the cream cheese on one side of a tortilla, then spread the smoked salmon and capers on one half. Fold the tortillas over to form a quesadilla and press down gently to make sure it is sealed. You don't want your capers to unwind! Cut in half and arrange the pieces on a serving platter.

Can these be prepared in advance?

Yes! These mini quesadillas can be made 3 to 4 hours in advance. Prepare the quesadillas, cut them in half, place them on a serving plate and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Put them in the fridge.

Take the plate out of the refrigerator 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Plate of appetizers with smoked salmon, made into mini tortillas, garnished with chives.  Glasses of Prosecco in the background.

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Mini quesadillas stuffed with cream cheese and smoked salmon, stacked on a dark gray plate.  Glass of Prosecco behind.

Aperitif Quesadillas with smoked salmon

You might want to double batch these Smoked Salmon Aperitif Quesadillas because they disappear in a flash! Only 6 ingredients and 15 minutes of preparation.

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Classes: Aperitifs, aperitifs to receive

Cooked: American

Keyword: Smoked salmon, smoked salmon appetizer

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Portions: 24 Rooms

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium mixture, combine cream cheese and milk until completely blended and smooth. Stir in the chives.

  • Spread 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on one of the tortillas. Top half the tortilla with a serving of smoked salmon and 5 to 6 capers.

  • Fold over like a quesadilla, gently press to seal and cut in half.

  • Repeat with the remaining tortillas, cream cheese mixture, smoked salmon and capers.

  • Arrange on a plate. To serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 2 (Blue - Freestyle SP) / 2 (Green) / 2 (Purple)

Nutrition

Portion: 2Rooms

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