I have been thinking for a while of making something with pickles that my son would eat, as he does not like pickles. Pickles have healthy bacteria for the gut and should be eaten on a regular basis. A healthy gut translates into well-digested food and regular elimination. If you suffer from constipation you can tell it good-bye.

The combination of salmon, pickles, and mayonnaise really works for my son. He ate this spread on gluten-free crackers like he hasn’t eaten any food in days. So did the rest of my family. All our friends that ate this easy-to-make spread also liked it a lot.

And yes, you need only three ingredients and 10 minutes. Spread this 3-ingredient salmon spread on crackers, on toast, or put it in a wrap. Or stuff a tomato or a boiled egg with it. Many tasty possibilities.

Crunchy and tangy, this 3-ingredient salmon spread is truly delicious!

This 3-ingredient salmon spread is rich in:

  • Protein, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins (B3, B6, B12, D) minerals (selenium, phosphorus) from salmon
  • Vitamin E and healthy fats from olive oil (I make my own mayo using olive oil and eggs)
  • When pickled, cucumbers lose some of their nutrients. However, pickles are rich in healthy bacteria for the gut.

Here is more information about how the nutrient content of raw cucumbers changes when pickled.

Tasty Tuesday: 3-ingredient Salmon Spread
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Serves: 2 cups
3-ingredient Salmon Spread
  • 3 (160 g each) canned wild salmon, drained
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ⅓ packed cup + 2 tablespoons pickles, chopped very small
  1. Mix everything in a bowl with a fork, making sure that the mayonnaise and the pickles are well distributed.
  2. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  3. Serve on crackers, toast, or in a wrap. Stuffed tomato or stuffed boiled eggs are tasty as well.

Do your children like salmon? Let me know if you make this spread for your family and if it was successful.