Whether you’re hosting friends or bringing an impressive dish to your next potluck gathering, smoked salmon dip is sure to be a hit! Here’s how you can make this delectable dip in no time with only a few ingredients.
This smoked salmon dip whips up in just a few minutes with no baking or cooking time required.
🍋 Ingredient Tips
Salmon – Choose thin-sliced smoked salmon in the pack. You can find it the seafood section of most grocery stores.
Dill – Fresh dill makes a huge difference in flavor so opt for fresh instead of dried.
Capers – Capers in the jar are almost ready to serve. Just make sure to remove any little stems that are still hanging on.
📝 Step-by-Step Directions
1. In a food processor, add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and the juice of the lemon.
2. Process until well combined.
3. Add the smoked salmon, capers, dill (make sure to remove the stems), salt, and pepper.
4. Process. Make sure you don’t let it process for too long though, so you keep little chunks of smoked salmon for texture.
Yes, you can freeze salmon dip. To freeze salmon dip, place the dip in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then put it in a freezer-safe bag. Seal tightly and label with the date. Frozen salmon dip should be good for up to two months. When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Salmon dip can last up to three days in the refrigerator. To ensure that the dip remains safe to eat and at its best quality, it is important to store it in an airtight container or cover it tightly with plastic wrap. This will prevent your refrigerator from smelling like fish too.
Yes! This smoked salmon dip recipe is naturally low-carb. Just be careful what you choose to dip in it. Celery sticks are a great choice to keep carbs down.
🥖 Serving Ideas
This smoked salmon dip can be served on top of crostini for an elegant appetizer or even the main dish.
You can also serve it with tortilla chips, vegetables (cucumber slices are great), crackers, pita chips, or bagel pieces.
If you’re looking for a main course to go with your salmon appetizer, try this blackened shrimp recipe and enjoy a seafood dinner.
Smoked Salmon Dip
- Food processor
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 4 ounces smoked salmon
- ½ lemon juiced
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons dill
- 1 tablespoon capers
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a food processor, add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and the juice of the lemon. Process until well combined.
- Add the smoked salmon, capers, dill (make sure to remove the stems), salt, and pepper. And process. Make sure you don’t let it process for too long, so you keep little chunks of smoked salmon for texture.
- Serve with toast or crostini.