Recipe: Creamy Salmon Stuffed Tomato Appetizers

While Sunday or Monday is game day for many football fans, Friday is game day at the Rimkus house. We dress up in our Saints gear and head to the local high school field to watch our son coach. It’s always an exciting day, and has been since Jay started playing football at the age of 10 (or was it 8? – time flies).

Needless to say, we are die hard football fans.

Creamy Salmon Stuffed Tomato Appetizers

Creamy Salmon Stuffed Tomato Appetizers

Of course it doesn’t matter which team you cheer for on which day, game day food is part of the whole football experience.

You won’t see me pass up a plate of nachos, or those little smoked sausages swimming in barbecue sauce. I don’t mind taking the opportunity to blow my healthy eating plan for a good reason. Still, there are consequences for eating all that food – drinking Alka-Seltzer the next morning so I can get out of bed.

The need for antacids and dieting on Saturday has prompted the decision to add a few healthier appetizers to my game day fare, and salmon seems like a good place to start.

Creamy Salmon Stuffed Tomato Appetizers Served

Creamy Salmon Stuffed Tomato Appetizers Served

This easy salmon stuffed tomato recipe left me feeling satisfied, and with enough energy to cheer my heart out. Surprisingly, the whole plate was gone before the chips and dip! It seems we’re all feeling the need to lighten up.

Interlake Saints Head Coach Rimkus

Interlake Saints Head Coach Rimkus

Now if we could just get Coach Rimkus to relax and enjoy some tailgating with us, I’m sure his lovely fiancé would be very appreciative. However, I’m guessing that won’t happen until after the Saints make the playoffs and win the title.

Happy cooking and go get ’em Saints!

Game Day! Creamy Salmon Stuffed Tomato Appetizers
  • 6 Campari tomatoes, halved with the seeds scooped out (or large cherry tomatoes)
  • 7.5 ounces canned wild Alaskan salmon, drained and shredded
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup chives, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Combine ingredients and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into tomatoes. Chill for 20 minutes then serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 12

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 62, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 1
Total Fat: 2.38g
Cholesterol: 12mg
Sodium: 113mg
Total Carbs: 3.86g
Dietary Fiber: 0.96g
Sugars: 2.60g
Protein: 5.58g

The statements made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to  me that I provide you with accurate information.


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  1. says

    :)) I am not big on football but my son is like football freak:)) (titans to be more specific:)) However I am huge fan of your Appetizers…gooo Appetizers!!!!! hahaha
    Thanks for sharing, it looks and sounds so tasty!

  2. says

    I love love love this recipe. It would make a great Lenten appetizer well, a great appetizer period. The best thing is that it is make ahead. I am not standing over the stove while the game is on. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. says

    Go get them Saints is right and so is this appie, it ain’t none shabby on the lean side if you ask me, I would serve it any day, make that this Sat… love those Campari tomatoes, should have been stuffing them earlier myself.. you are one smart cookie..
    now, I do want to say in sincerity that I have felt an absence in my camaraderie and have not been much of a friend lately, have been overwhelmed at work, with the football thingy and working on the cookbook, which reminds me, thanks for entering… you are getting a copy for sure, just keep sending in these great recipes…….

  4. says

    Weekend is the football days for me and my son. Well, making this delicious salmon stuffed tomato will for sure invite the entire family to watch the game. I guess I should make enough for the rest of them to stay throughout the game. :)

    ~ ray ~

  5. Phyllis says

    Mmmmm, my mouth is watering just looking at the pictures! Gotta’ try these soon! Now, I’m so hoping that Jason’s team starts getting some wins so that he can quit wringing his hands! Gosh, he is good-looking! You can be proud, Mom.


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