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Smoked Salmon Dip

#Smoked Salmon Dip

This **Smoked Salmon Dip** is rich and delightful, with pieces of cold and hot smoked salmon dispersed throughout. Creamy, tangy, and enhanced with fresh dill, this dip is bursting with flavor.

If you enjoy creamy dips, you should also try this Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip or this Crab Artichoke Dip.

## Recipe Details

I enjoy serving this dip at holiday gatherings and get-togethers because it’s simple to make and elevates your standard dip recipe. With hot and cold smoked salmon, you experience an array of incredible flavors. You’ll keep coming back for more!

– **TASTE**: Packed with smoked salmon, this dip offers a delightful flavor profile. The tanginess of the sour cream and the herbal notes from the fresh dill make it truly memorable.
– **TEXTURE**: Incredibly creamy and smooth with small salmon chunks, this dip pairs perfectly with crackers, bread, and veggies.
– **TIME**: Ready in just 10 minutes.
– **EASE**: Making this Smoked Salmon Dip is a breeze. Just blend the ingredients, and you’re done!

## What You’ll Need

![Ingredients for Smoked Salmon Salad: hot smoked salmon, cold smoked salmon, fresh dill, cream cheese, lemon, salt, pepper, garlic, sour cream, cream cheese, and mayo.](

## Ingredient Notes

– **Hot smoked salmon**: This type of salmon is smoked at a higher temperature, imparting a smokier flavor.
– **Cold smoked salmon**: Smoked at a lower temperature, this salmon offers a fresher taste.
– **Cream cheese**: Opt for full-fat cream cheese for the best and creamiest texture.
– **Sour cream**: Adds creaminess and a tangy kick.
– **Mayonnaise**: Contributes richness and creaminess.
– **Fresh dill**: Provides a fresh, almost citrusy flavor that complements the salmon perfectly.

## Add-ins and Substitutions

– **Add capers**: Introduce a lemony and briny flavor to the Smoked Salmon Dip.
– **Incorporate onion**: Adding red onion imparts a robust, pungent flavor to the dip. Use sparingly for a strong impact.
– **Use Worcestershire sauce**: This sauce adds sweet, sour, and spicy notes, enhancing the umami flavor profile that complements the salmon.

## How to Make Smoked Salmon Dip

1. **Pulse the ingredients**: Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse at high speed.
2. **Process until smooth**: Scrape down the sides, then pulse again until the mixture is smooth. Serve.

**Pro Tip:** Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the food processor to ensure a smooth consistency without large salmon chunks.

![Steps to make Smoked Salmon Salad: place the smoked salmon, dill, garlic, salt, pepper, mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, and cream cheese in a food processor and pulse until smooth.](

## Recipe Tips

– **Utilize both types of salmon**: The combination of cold and hot smoked salmon provides a balance of fresh and smoky flavors.
– **Opt for full-fat ingredients**: For a super-rich and creamy Smoked Salmon Dip with a velvety texture, stick to full-fat cream cheese and sour cream.
– **Ensure the dip is smooth**: Scrape the food processor sides to incorporate all salmon chunks, resulting in a seamless texture without large pieces.

## FAQs

– **What does smoked salmon taste like?**
Smoked salmon, the star ingredient of this dip, offers a blend of smokiness and saltiness. The essence of the sea that’s present in the salmon is exceptionally delicious.
– **How should smoked salmon be served?**
For optimal results, serve this smoked salmon dip chilled. It pairs perfectly with crackers, bread, salads, and other appetizers, enhancing the creamy and flavorful experience.

![Smoked Salmon Dip in a bowl with a cracker dipping in.](

## Serving Suggestions

This Smoked Salmon Dip is creamy, garlicky, tangy, with a bold smoky flavor. Enjoy it with bread, crackers, carrots, celery sticks, appetizers, and salads.

– **Breads**: Pair with Focaccia Bread, Sourdough Bread, Rustic Bread, or Easy Khachapuri. Alternatively, try it with crackers, bagels, or bagel chips.
– **Salads**: Serve alongside Salmon Potato Salad, Greek Chicken Pasta Salad, Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad, or Tri-Color Pasta Salad.
– **Appetizers**: Match this dip with Baked Brie in Puff Pastry, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Smoked Salmon Appetizer, or Eggplant Appetizers.
– **Dips**: Include this dip with others like Easy BLT Dip, Hot Artichoke Dip, or 7 Layer Dip.Taco Dip, or Pretzel Cheese Dip.

**Make This Recipe in Advance**

– **Make ahead**: If you make this ahead of time, cover and chill it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.
– **Storing**: Store this Smoked Salmon Dip in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
– **Freeze**: I don’t advise freezing this dip because the creamy elements won’t thaw well.

**More Fabulous Dips!**

– **Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip**
– **7 Layer Taco Dip**
– **Hot Artichoke Dip**
– **Cream Cheese Fruit Dip**

**Full Recipe Instructions**

**Smoked Salmon Dip**
This Smoked Salmon Dip is creamy, garlicky, and smoky. It’s full of herbaceous, citrusy flavor and tastes amazing. (Image included)The recipe has received a 4 out of 5-star rating from users and has been rated 5 out of 5 stars by average. It is suitable for a gluten-free diet and falls under the course of appetizers and condiments in American cuisine.

The prep time for this recipe is 10 minutes, and the cook time is 0 minutes, with a total time of 10 minutes. The recipe is designed to serve a certain number of people.6




  • 1 Food processor


  • 8
    cream cheese
    room temp


In a food processor, add all the ingredients and pulse at high speed. Scrape down the sides with a spatula to ensure a smooth consistency. Serve immediately or chill before using.

– Calories: 229 kcal
– Carbohydrates: 2g
– Protein: 8g
– Fat: 21g
– Saturated Fat: 9g
– Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
– Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
– Trans Fat: 0.02g
– Cholesterol: 49mg
– Sodium: 400mg
– Potassium: 102mg
– Fiber: 0.01g
– Sugar: 1g
– Vitamin A: 538 IU
– Vitamin C: 0.1mg
– Calcium: 41mg
– Iron: 0.3mg


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