By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

An elegant party appetizer, this easy-to-prepare spread can be made up to a week in advance and kept tightly covered in the refrigerator. Serve it on whole-grain crackers or thin slices of plain or toasted baguette.

Number of servings

Serves 12


  1. 1/4 pound smoked trout fillet, skinned and broken into pieces
  2. 1/2 cup 1 percent low-fat cottage cheese
  3. 1/4 cup coarsely chopped red onion
  4. 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  5. 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  6. 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  7. 1 celery stalk, diced


In a blender or food processor, combine the trout, cottage cheese, red onion, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Fold in the diced celery. Cover and refrigerate until just before serving. Makes 12 tablespoons.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :1 tablespoon

  • Total fat 1 g
  • Calories 26
  • Protein 4 g
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 mg
  • Monounsaturated fat 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 mg
  • Sodium 234 mg

This recipe is one of 150 recipes collected in "The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook," published by Mayo Clinic Health Information and Oxmoor House, and winner of the 2005 James Beard award.

April 15, 2011