This Smoked Salmon Dip is perfect served with crackers, slice bread and more. If you are looking for an easy appetizer, make this smoked dip.

Smoked Salmon in a bowl with a side of crackers
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This smoked salmon dip is loaded with flavor. It is the perfect dip to make with leftover cooked salmon. This salmon dip is perfect for an appetizer at your next family gathering.

Impress your family and friends with this easy smoked salmon dip.  Check out more Smoked Salmon Recipes or this Smoked Scallops. They will love these easy seafood recipes.

Why We Love This Recipe

This festive salmon dip is perfect for all occasion. It has a creamy base and taste amazing. The creamy texture makes it easy to dip your favorite crackers or raw vegetables.

This Smoked Salmon Dip is a crowd favorite. We love to place in small bowl and place on a charcuterie board with veggies and bagel chips.

Ingredients

Cream cheese, sour cream, lemon, minced garlic, fresh dill, salt, smoked salmon

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Variation Ideas

  • Lemon Juice – We recommend squeezing in fresh lemon juice and adding in lemon zest to balance out the flavors.
  • Seasoning – This salmon dip is great with added fresh herbs, pepper, and more. Feel free to change or add in seasoning of your choice.
  • Fresh Vegetables – For added flavor and texture add in chopped up vegetables. You can add in chopped red onion, green onion, and fresh chives.
  • Mayonnaise – You can also easily add in mayonnaise for added flavor and creaminess to the dip.
  • Smoked Fish – You can purchase smoked salmon at the store or make homemade hot smoked salmon. We just recommend quality smoked salmon to make this recipe with.
  • Extra Spice – If you prefer the dip to have an extra kick. You can mix in hot sauce, red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.
  • Horseradish – Feel free to add in a spoonful of horseradish for amazing flavor.
  • Greek Yogurt – If you prefer a light option, substitute the sour cream with yogurt. It will still give you that creamy texture.

How to Make Smoked Salmon Dip

  • Step 1 – Combine Ingredients – Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, and lemon juice. Add in minced garlic, fresh dill and salt with a hand held mixer until smooth and combined. 
Combining the ingredients in a bowl
  • Step 2 – Mix in Salmon – Stir the flaked salmon into the mixture until well combined. 
Adding the flaked salmon to the other ingredients
  • Step 3 – Chill Dip – Cover and refrigerate the dip for at least 1 hour. 
  • Step 4 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve cold with your favorite dippers and enjoy. 

Recipe Tips

  • Combining Ingredients – You want the ingredients to be smooth and creamy. Blend with a hand held mixer to create the best texture.
  • Salmon – Prepare the salmon ahead of time and the shred with a food processor with a fork.
  • Chill Dip – After combining the ingredients make sure to cover with plastic wrap. Then allow the salmon dip to chill for at least an hour.
  • Room Temperature Ingredients – For the best results, we recommend the cream cheese be at room temperature. This allows you to easily combine with the other ingredients.
  • Serving – This dip is best served cold, so if it is not being served we recommend keeping in the fridge.
Smoked Salmon in a bowl with a side of crackers

The Best Way to Serve Smoked Salmon Dip

This dip is super easy and one we make often. It looks and taste fancy but it is easy to make. We love to serve it with many different options, feel free to choose your favorites.

  • Crackers– There are many different crackers to serve with this dip. Choose from sesame, wheat thins, veggie, Triscuits or any type you like.
  • Baguettes – We love to buy baguettes and toast them. Toasted baguettes and crusty bread are great for dipping into this dip. Crostini is also a family favorite.
  • Veggies– Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumber slices, bell peppers, and broccoli.
  • Chips – Tortilla chips, potato chips, or corn chips- Both of these are great options for dipping.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you Prepare Ahead of Time?

If you are looking for a dip to prepare ahead of time, this salmon dip is the perfect one to make. The ingredients marinate well together. The longer they sit together.
We like to make it the night before to easily serve the next day.

Can I Use Salmon Dip as a Spread?

Yes, this smoked salmon dip recipe has the perfect texture to spread on bagels or sourdough bread. It would be the perfect spread to serve for a brunch for a wedding shower.

How to Store Leftover Salmon Dip

Cover and refrigerate the leftovers for up to 5 days.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for best results.

Smoked Salmon in a bowl with a side of crackers

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Smoked Salmon Dip

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This Smoked Salmon Dip is perfect served with crackers, slice bread and more. If you are looking for an easy appetizer, make this smoked dip.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 205

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Dill chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 8 ounces Smoked Salmon flaked
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Instructions

  • Mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, minced garlic, fresh dill and salt with a hand held mixer until smooth and combined.
  • Stir the flaked salmon into the mixture until well combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate the dip for at least 1 hour.
  • Serve cold with your favorite dippers and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cover and refrigerate the leftovers for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 205kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 9g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 46mg, Sodium 171mg, Potassium 100mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 661IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 81mg, Iron 1mg

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