Trader Joe's Cold Smoked Salmon Fleurettes are creamy and delicious—and look like you made them yourself.

Lauren Wicks
December 03, 2019

'Tis the season for holiday parties! Whether you're an amateur or a well-oiled machine when it comes to entertaining at home, we could all use a little help bringing our tacky sweater parties, cookie swaps and elegant Hanukkah soirees together. Enter: Trader Joe's.

While TJ's is full of wonderful time-saving appetizers (mini brie en croute, anyone?), we are big fans of a lesser known hors d'oeuvre that's also pretty healthy. Their Cold Smoked Salmon Fleurettes are an elegant, ready-to-eat appetizer that will certainly impress a crowd.

Trader Joe's Smoked Salmon Fleurettes Appetizer

These bite-size appetizers are mini smoked salmon bowls, filled with a cream cheese-like spread and topped with fresh chives. A serving size is a generous four pieces, which only sets you back 140 calories and offers a whopping 16 grams of protein. Not to mention, they're super low-carb and make a nice chance from all the bread-heavy finger foods lining the rest of your dining room table.

You can find these salmon bites in the refrigerated section at $10 for 12. That's a whole lot cheaper than making these at home—and will save you tons of time.