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Playing Smoked Salmon and Everything Bagel Cheeseball


  • 1 8-ounce brick cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped fresh
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 ounces salmon, smoked, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion, dried minced
  • Cocktail pumpernickel bread, toasted and buttered


Serves: 8


Using an electric hand mixer, combine cream cheese, scallions, heavy cream, dill, lemon zest and juice. Fold in salmon and capers; season to taste.

Divide mixture in half and form into 2 balls; wrap each in plastic. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.

In small bowl, combine seeds and dried onion. Roll cheese balls in seed mixture to coat.

Serve with toasts.