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Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups with Creamy Lemon Dill Spread

Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups (Pinwheels) with creamy Lemon Dill Spread are the perfect party appetizer that can be made ahead of time. They’re fun and delish for lunch, too. The creamy lemon dill spread is amazing!

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Anyone who eats with me with knows that I devour fish and seafood, especially if it’s in the realm of teriyaki grilled salmon.

Seafood is the first thing I look for on any menu. It could be due to my upbringing. My parents dished up flavorful fish in delectable sauces and garlicky shrimp several times a week, which we kids loved. Or maybe it’s because I lived 30+ years near the pacific coast. Despite a major move to the Midwest for the past 9 years, I’m still all about seafood.

That’s how these smoked salmon roll-ups happened. Because I almost always have smoked salmon in the fridge. Here’s my fun twist on the ever popular party turkey roll-ups, minus turkey 😊  We swapped that out for smoked salmon and a lemony dill cream cheese spread that’s creamy and refreshing.

These smoked salmon roll-ups are fab for lunch and party apps. I’m thinking bridal/baby showers, parties, and picnics. If you’re left with extra tortillas, your kids will love these easy pizza quesadillas for dinner.

how to make smoked salmon roll-ups (pinwheels):

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This is the creamy, lemony dill spread we’ve got going on ↑↑

It’s light yet creamy, simple, and ultra refreshing.

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OMG to this amazing smoked salmon. I’ve converted friends who said they didn’t eat salmon just by this alone.

Get your hands on some good quality smoked salmon, but just be sure to save some for the actual roll-ups, K? I’m mostly talking to myself.

Some people snack on beef jerky; I munch on smoked salmon with or without the toast. I’m weird, I know it.

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These delicious little bites are full of flavor: smoky, tangy, savory, and refreshing.

Like I was saying…perfect for those bridal/baby showers, parties, and picnics.

Leftovers make a light and healthy lunch that’s a much better choice than calling these perfect chocolate chip cookies lunch. Someone out there understands.

Here’s to some smokin’ great roll-ups. Enjoy!

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smoked salmon roll-ups

Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups with Creamy Lemon Dill Spread (Pinwheels)

5 from 9 ratings
Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups, aka Pinwheels, are the perfect party appetizer that can be made ahead of time. They’re great for lunch outside-the-box, too! The creamy lemon dill spread is amazing.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Amy Dong


  • 1 block, 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • Juice and zest of 1 medium lemon
  • 2 TB fresh dill leaves
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, be sure they’re not damp
  • 16 oz good quality smoked salmon
  • 4-6 tortillas: whole grain, gluten-free, any kind is fine (actual amount depends on size of tortillas)


  • In a bowl, stir together the cream cheese, lemon juice/zest, dill, kosher salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine well. Lay tortillas down flat on individual squares of cling wrap. Evenly spread desired amount of lemon cream cheese mixture onto the tortillas, leaving 1/2 inch edges. Line with a single layer of spinach leaves, followed by a single layer of smoked salmon.
  • Gently but firmly roll tortillas up. Wrap in cling wrap airtight, and chill until ready to serve. When ready to serve, remove from cling wrap, place on cutting board, and trim off end pieces. Slice each roll into 1 1/2 inch pinwheels and serve immediately.


Make this gluten-free by using your favorite GF wraps

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1153mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1038IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: American

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