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Salmon, butter, Dijon mustard, and fresh tarragon are just some of what make this traditional French fare so delicious. This no-bake version is more like a spread, which is perfect for casual parties, and you can make it in any kind of crock or bowl. Pair it with toasted baguette slices for an appetizer or eat as a salad.

Recipe Summary

8 mins
3 hrs 12 mins
3 hrs 40 mins
20 mins
3 cups


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan and add salt. Add salmon fillet, reduce to a simmer, and cook until just cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer salmon to a plate using a slotted spoon and let cool 10 minutes. Flake salmon into a large bowl, discarding skin, and toss with smoked salmon, green onion, parsley, and tarragon.

  • Whisk together butter, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, and pepper in a bowl until smooth. Add mayonnaise mixture to salmon mixture and gently stir until well combined.

  • Cover and chill 3 hours. Serve with toasted baguette slices or crackers.


From our kitchen: This can be made up to 1 day ahead. We liked the flavor and texture best at room temperature.

This recipe is very easy, and can be served as an appetizer on toasted bread or as a light main meal paired with a salad. -KIMNANTES

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 9.3g; carbohydrates 1g; fat 17.9g; cholesterol 42.4mg; sodium 687.4mg. Full Nutrition