Did you know that you can use salmon to make a great dip? There are plenty of ways to use this dip, from smearing it on a toasted bagel for brunch to serving it with cheese and crackers at a party. No matter how you use it, it’s sure to be a new favorite.

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

This recipe from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen will take you less than fifteen minutes to whip up.


12 ounces cream cheese, cubed1/4 cup sour cream3 green onions, chopped (white parts only)2 tablespoons capers, drained2 tablespoons mayonnaise4 ounces smoked salmon or lox1 tablespoon dill weed1 tablespoon lemon juice1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce1/8 teaspoon pepperAssorted crackersTabasco sauce (optional)


Step 1: Blend

Place the first 10 ingredients in a food processor. Cover and process until smooth.

Step 2: Refrigerate

Refrigerate your dip, covered, until ready to serve.

Step 3: Serve

Serve your smoked salmon dip with an assortment of crackers and vegetables, such as carrots and radishes.

Tips for Making Smoked Salmon Dip

What else can you serve with smoked salmon dip?

We recommend serving this particular dip with assorted crackers, vegetables, baguettes, bagel chips or pretzel sticks. You can also smear a good amount of this dip on a toasted bagel or even use it as a spread for sandwiches.

How can you make smoked salmon dip your own?

To make this smoked salmon dip more unique, add hot sauce! This will ensure every bite has an added kick. Feel free to also add some chili pepper flakes if tabasco sauce isn’t hot enough for you.

Additionally, you can substitute the smoked salmon for smoked trout for a slightly different taste.

Can you make smoked salmon yourself?

Absolutely! Smoking salmon on your own will normally take up to 3 to 4 hours in a smoker or grill. For a shortcut, follow our smoked salmon recipe that uses liquid smoke.

How long will smoked salmon dip last?

Seal leftovers in an airtight container and store in the fridge. Your dip will last up to three days.

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