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The BEST Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Smoked Salmon Dip is a delicious combination of flavors that embodies indulgence in every bite. It marries the rich, buttery notes of smoked salmon with the subtle tang of cream cheese making it the perfect appetizer for a special occasion or casual gathering.

If you’re looking for more seafood recipes, Smoked Salmon Chowder and Frogmore Chowder will make your taste buds happy.

The Best Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe
The Best Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Ingredients to Gather

  • Cream Cheese: The creamy decadence of cream cheese serves as the luscious foundation of this yummy dip.
  • Sour Cream: The sour cream adds a delightful zing to the smoked salmon dip.
  • Lemon Juice: A splash of fresh lemon juice adds citrusy notes to the mixture.
  • Lemon Zest: The lemon zest imparts a bright, zesty flavor that enhances the smoky notes of the fish.
  • Fresh Dill: Fresh dill adds a burst of herbal freshness, and it is the perfect addition to this smoked salmon dip.
  • Prepared Horseradish: Incorporating prepared horseradish in this dip infuses a delightful hint of heat that beautifully balances the richness of the salmon.
  • Dijon Mustard: The creamy salmon base is improved with a delightful hint of mustardy zest.
  • Smoked Salmon: The smoked salmon infuses every bite with a rich, smoky flavor. Pick a good quality smoked salmon for best results.

This smoky salmon spread has a creamy base that will have seafood lovers swooning.

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Easy Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe
Easy Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Here’s How to Make Smoked Salmon Dip

Ingredients

12 ounces (1 1/2 blocks) of cream cheese (bring to room temperature)

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced

2 teaspoons prepared horseradish, drained

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

6 ounces smoked salmon

Directions

Cream the cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.

The Best Smoked Salmon Dip - Whipped Cream Cheese
Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip – Whipped Cream Cheese

Add the sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh dill, prepared horseradish, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Blend until thoroughly mixed.

Add the smoked salmon and mix well. Chill and serve with crackers or crudités.

Tips

  • You can substitute dried dill for fresh dill but use only 1/2 tablespoon and taste to see if you need more.
  • Top the dip with minced dill, bits of smoked salmon, and freshly ground black pepper. You could use other fresh herbs to top the dip like chopped green onions or fresh chives.
  • Greek yogurt can replace sour cream.
  • Add the smoked salmon a little at a time until you reach the perfect amount for your taste.
  • You can add hot sauce to this creamy dip to add some kick.
Simple Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe
Simple Cold Smoked Salmon Appetizer

What you can serve with this salmon dip

  • Crusty bread or rolls
  • Garlic bread or breadsticks
  • Freshly baked biscuits
  • Potato chips or vegetable chips
  • Crudités like carrot sticks, celery sticks, or cucumber slices
  • Bagel chips
  • Variety of crackers
  • Toasted bagel
Delicious Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe
Delicious Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Ideas on serving smoked salmon dip

  • Stuffed Bell Peppers: Cut off the top of bell peppers and hollow them out. Fill them with the smoked salmon dip for a fun presentation.
  • Cucumber Cups: Slice the cucumbers into thick rounds and use a melon baller or spoon to create a small hollow in each slice. Fill the cucumber cups with smoked salmon dip.
  • Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes: Scoop out the centers of cherry tomatoes and fill them with smoked salmon dip for a bite-sized and elegant hors d’oeuvre.
  • Phyllo Cups: Fill pre-baked mini phyllo cups with smoked salmon dip for a crispy and indulgent party snack.
  • Sushi Rolls: Spread a thin layer of smoked salmon dip onto a sheet of nori, add your favorite sushi fillings such as avocado and cucumber, roll it up, and slice it into bite-sized pieces for a creative twist on sushi.
  • Stuffed Endive Leaves: Spoon smoked salmon dip into leaves for an elegant and easy-to-eat appetizer with a hint of bitterness from the Endive.
  • Smoked Salmon Crostini: Spread the dip onto toasted baguette slices and top with a sprinkle of fresh dill or capers for a classic party snack.
  • Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs: Mix the smoked salmon dip into the boiled yellow egg mixture for a flavorful twist on a classic dish.
  • Stuffed Avocado Halves: Scoop out the pit of halved avocados and fill them with smoked salmon dip for a creamy and satisfying snack or light meal.

How long will this salmon recipe last in the refrigerator?

When properly stored in an airtight container, this dip will last up to five days. If you’re serving this easy appetizer at your holiday party, only leave it out for two hours.

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The Best Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Smoked Salmon Dip is a delicious combination of flavors that embodies indulgence in every bite. This dip marries the rich, buttery notes of smoked salmon with the subtle tang of cream cheese that's the perfect appetizer for a party or casual gathering.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces (1 1/2 blocks) cream cheese brought to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 ounces smoked salmon

Instructions

  1. Cream the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh dill weed, prepared horseradish, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Blend until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add the smoked salmon and mix well. Chill and serve with crackers or crudités.

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