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{Blue Cheese + Chive} Salmon Pinwheels

Back by popular demand, we now return to your regularly scheduled Wafoodie posts. Hopefully we'll be back to everyday posting again! We finally made a plan for food and actually went to the grocery store this weekend, so this week we are back to cooking after a week of eating out, travel recovery, and freaking out about where we will be living in just a few months.


Our first meal was some delicious salmon pinwheels that were some of the best we've ever had. Back in Houston, we'd regularly buy the premade salmon pinwheels at HEB for a quick, tasty meal that didn't require any prep. We haven't had salmon pinwheels since we left Houston despite living in the heart of Salmon Country, and randomly the idea popped into my head. Suddenly I had a craving. Given the high quality salmon we can get up here and our desire to make everything from scratch, you think we'd be able to make a damn good salmon pinwheel. And we did. It was also a relatively healthy dinner served along side rice and zucchini.


The pinwheels we got back in Houston usually were stuffed with spinach and feta, which we always really enjoyed. But we wanted to put our own spin on things. Seeing as blue cheese tastes great with pretty much everything, we mixed some whipped cream cheese up with reduced-fat blue cheese crumbles, garlic, salt, and pepper, and chopped chives. The blue cheese and chive flavor combination definitely tops the feta and spinach combo in our book.

{Blue Cheese + Chive} Salmon Pinwheels

serves 4

  • 4 ounces whipped cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 chives, chopped
  • salt anad pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon, cut length-wise into 4 long, thin strips
  • olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Mist glass baking dish with olive oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, blue cheese crumbles, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread the cheese mixture along the salmon and roll into a pinwheel.
  4. Place in the baking dish and spray tops with olive oil.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until salmon is cooked throughout.