Spinach roulade with salmon

Spinach roulade with salmon is a beautiful starter that can be served to guests or your family. It consists of a spinach base filled with cream cheese with lots of dill and smoked salmon. It’s easy to make and is guaranteed to impress as a New Year’s starter. Read along and get our recipe.

Spinach roulade with smoked salmon and cream cheese filling served with dill, lemon, lettuce and bread

Pretty starter that can be made in advance

This spinach roulade with salmon and cream cheese is close to the perfect starter with fish. It is a really beautiful starter on the plate, both because of the fine spiral in the roulade, but also because of the beautiful green color from the spinach.

In addition, it is really good for having guests over, because it has to be made in advance and stand in the fridge rolled together a few hours before it is cut out. Just before it is to be served, you can cut it out and plate it with a little lettuce, lemon boats, and a good baguette.

Plate of salmon roulade with spinach and cream cheese filling served with flutes butter and lemon

How to make spinach roulade with salmon

This recipe consists of 3 elements – the spinach base, the cream cheese filling, and the smoked salmon. Be sure to buy some good cold smoked salmon to get the best result.

For this recipe you will need:

  • Spinach, we use frozen spinach, which thaws before use.
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Lemon
  • Cream cheese
  • Dill
  • Smoked salmon
  • Salt og peber

First, the base has to be made. Once the spinach has thawed, it is put in a strainer and drained of water. Then divide the eggs into yolks and whites. The yokes are mixed together with spinach, milk, lemon zest, and salt and pepper. Then whisk the whites and turn together with the spinach mixture. Spread the dough onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Then cool it down and prepare the filling.

For the cream cheese filling, mix cream cheese with dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. The cream is spread out on the bottom and the salmon is distributed over. Then roll it together and cool for a few hours before it can be cut and served.

Find the full recipe further down this page.

3 slices spinach roulade on plate with lettuce, lemon and flutes

Recipe for delicious salmon roulade with spinach

Here you get our recipe for a delicious and easy spinach roulade with salmon and cream cheese filling. You can easily prepare this starter in advance, and then cut it out and plate it up just before serving.

It’s a delicious starter for New Year’s or other festive occasions, it’s definitely going to be our New Year’s starter this year. We hope you will try out the recipe.

Spinach roulade with smoked salmon and cream cheese filling served with dill, lemon, lettuce and bread

Spinach roulade with salmon

Recipe for Spinach roulade with salmon
Easy and delicious salmon roulade with spinach and cream cheese filling. Perfect for a starter, a lunch, or as a part of a nice brunch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Fridge 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Starter
Cuisine Danish
Servings 6 people
Calories 299 kcal


Spinach base:

  • 450 g spinach chopped and defrosted
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ dl milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 lemon the peel, the juice is used in the filling


  • 300 g cream cheese natural
  • 1 bundle dill finely chopped
  • Pepper
  • 1 lemon the juice
  • 300 g smoked salmon cold smoked in thin slices


Spinach base:

  • Turn the oven to 200 degrees Celcius.
  • Put the thawed spinach in a sieve and squeeze the water out of it.
  • Divide the eggs into yoaks and whites.
  • Mix egg yolks, milk, drained spinach, lemon zest, salt and pepper together.
  • Beat the egg whites very stiffly. Mix ⅓ in the spinach mixture, then carefully turn the rest of the whipped egg whites in, avoiding beating the air out of the dough.
  • Spread the dough on a 40 × 30 cm baking sheet lined with baking paper. The dough should be about ½ cm thick.
  • Bake the base at 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until firm and slightly golden.
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes before removing the baking paper from the bottom so that it can cool completely.

Cream cheese filling:

  • Mix cream cheese, dill, lemon juice and season with pepper.

Filling and rolling:

  • Spread the cream cheese on the cooled base. Leave a few cm free on one of the long edges.
  • Place slices of cold-smoked salmon on top of the cream cheese, then roll the roulade tightly together from the opposite side of the free edge.
  • Wrap the roulade in cling film and put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours, so it is easier to cut.


  • Cut the roulade into slices of about 2 cm and serve 3 slices per person for starters. Serve the roulade with a little salad, lemon slices and bread


Calories: 299kcal
Keyword Healthy food, New Year’s food, Smoked salmon roulade, Starter for New Year’s, Starter with fish, Starter with smoked salmon
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