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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip

Here's an easy recipe for a homemade Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip that only takes minutes to prepare and is sure to impress your guests.

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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip served with vegetables, pumpernickel bread, and bagel crisps

The combination of smoked salmon, cream cheese, fresh dill and green onions makes this Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip super flavourful. This creamy appetizer is a real crowd-pleaser and so delicious that your guests will happily nibble away on this dip all evening long.

This easy recipe makes two cups of dip so this is a great appetizer for entertaining larger groups. And since it can be prepared ahead of time, it's a great dish for taking to pot luck gatherings.

A Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip served with veggies, bread and bagel crackers.

How to Make Smoked Salmon Dip

Because we lead such busy lives, it can be tempting to purchase pre-made dips to make things easier on us, but taking the time to make this smoked salmon dip at home will assure you a much fresher and better tasting dip.

This dip only takes a few minutes to make. Though it can be made in your blender or food processor, I prefer using my food processor for this dip.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Cream cheese,  regular or light will work.
  • Sour cream, can substitute mayonnaise (regular or light).
  • Smoked salmon 
  • Green onions 
  • Fresh dill 
  • Lemon juice
  • Cayenne pepper

Steps Overview:

To make the dip, start by washing and chopping the green onion and fresh dill. Reserve a bit of the dill and smoked salmon to mix in by hand and top the dip with.

Add the cream cheese, smoked salmon, sour cream, green onions, dill, lemon juice and cayenne pepper to the bowl of your food processor and process until smooth. Taste the dip and adjust seasoning to taste.

Transfer the dip into a serving bowl, add some of the reserved smoked salmon, stir it in and then add the remainder to the top of the bowl with a sprinkling of fresh dill. If not serving right away refrigerate dip until ready to serve.

Close-up of a Smoked Salmon Dip served with fresh vegetables, bagel crisps and pumpernickel bread.

How to Serve

You can serve this smoked salmon dip with a variety of crudités and breads. My favourite fresh vegetables to serve it with are Belgian endive spears, carrots and celery sticks, green beans or asparagus spears.

For the bread, I like to use cubed pumpernickel or rye bread. I also like serving this dip with bagel chips, if you don't have any, crackers will also work.

Top view of a bowl of Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Dip served with vegetables, pumpernickel bread and crackers.

If you need to make it ahead of time, it can be made up to a day before you plan on serving it, just cover it well and store it in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!

More Appetizers for Large Crowds

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip served with vegetables, pumpernickel bread, and bagel crisps

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip

Adapted from Canadian Living
A recipe for a dip that only takes minutes to prepare. The combination of smoked salmon, cream cheese, fresh dill and green onions gives this Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip amazing flavour.
4.5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 People
Calories 114 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 grams cream cheese Regular or light, cut into smaller pieces
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream or mayonnaise regular or light
  • 150 grams smoked salmon chopped into smaller pieces
  • 1/4 cup green onions finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper optional

Instructions
 

  • Before processing ingredients, reserve 2 tablespoons of finely chopped smoked salmon, 1 teaspoon. of fresh dill and 1 teaspoon finely chopped green onions. 
  • In your food processor, add the cream cheese, smoked salmon, sour cream or mayonnaise, green onions, dill, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.  
  • Process your ingredients until the consistency is smooth.
  • Transfer the dip into a bowl and add the reserved smoked salmon, green onions and dill. Stir well, taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Chill for a couple of hours and up to 2 days.
  • Serve with crudités and pumpernickel bread, crostini, bagel chips or crackers.

Notes

  1. This dip can be made up to 2 days ahead of serving.
  2. Nutritional information is only for the dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 203mgPotassium: 95mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 630IUVitamin C: 4.1mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword Smoked Salmon, Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip, Smoked Salmon Dip
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