Smoked Salmon & Spinach Roulade

This colorful roulade starts with a quick spinach cake that's rolled around a creamy filling and smoked salmon. It can be made ahead, so it's perfect for entertaining.

Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs
8 servings, 3 slices each


Spinach Cake

  • 1 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • cup flour

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • Dash of hot pepper sauce

  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 6 large egg whites


  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese

  • ¾ cup low-fat cottage cheese

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 8 ounces smoked salmon, flaked

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh chives

  • 3 tablespoons drained capers, rinsed, or 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. To make spinach cake: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat an 11-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper and coat it with cooking spray.

  2. Puree spinach, parsley, flour, sour cream and hot pepper sauce in a food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Add egg yolks and pulse to mix. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  3. Beat egg whites in a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer until stiff, but not dry, peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the beaten whites into the spinach puree with a rubber spatula to lighten it. Fold the spinach mixture into the remaining whites just until blended, and spread in the prepared pan. Bake until the top springs back when lightly touched, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a rack for 5 minutes.

  4. Cover the work surface with a clean kitchen towel with the long edge toward you. Invert the spinach cake onto the towel. Peel off the parchment or wax paper and cover the spinach cake with another towel.

  5. To make filling and assemble roulade: Puree cream cheese and cottage cheese in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

  6. Uncover the spinach cake and sprinkle the surface with lemon juice. Leaving a little border to accommodate the filling, spread half of the cheese mixture on the spinach cake and distribute smoked salmon evenly on top. Spread the remaining cheese mixture over the salmon. Sprinkle with chives and capers (or horseradish). Season with pepper.

  7. Starting at the long edge, gently roll the cake and filling as you would roll a jelly roll, using the towel to lift and assist in the rolling. Wrap the roulade in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

  8. To serve, cut the roulade into 24 slices with a serrated knife.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
7g Fat
9g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Vitamin A 4782IU 96%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 90mcg 23%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 43mg 10%
Potassium 333mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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