Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip is a creamy, flavor-packed dip that is a real crowd pleaser. With just a few simple ingredients, this classic appetizer is as easy as it is delicious!

crackers, white dish filled with smoked salmon dip, dill, chives, blue and white striped napkin, lemon slices

If you’re looking for something a little elegant and classy for your next party, this smoked salmon dip is a real show stopper! It looks great on an appetizer buffet alongside other favorites like Chicken Crack Dip and Cheesy Hot Bacon Dip.

Smoked Salmon Dip Ingredients

Remember that high quality ingredients are important to a a great tasting dip.

  • Smoked Salmon – Quality is important to the flavor, so don’t skimp on the main ingredient. Look for dense, vacuum packed smoked salmon fillets.
  • Cream cheese – Use a full fat, brick-style cream cheese.
  • Sour cream – For a rich and creamy dip, full fat is preferred. You can swap for a plain Greek yogurt or mayo, but they might make the dip too sweet.
  • Fresh herbs – Dill and chives; fresh is best!

How to Make Smoked Salmon Dip

Up your party dip game with this classic smoked salmon dip! It tastes and feels super classy and elegant and no one will know it took you all of 10 minutes!

  1. Mix the base. Use an electric mixer and a medium sized mixing bowl and beat the cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth.
  2. Add flavor. Stir in fresh chives and dill.
  3. Add the smoked salmon. Finely chop the fish into small pieces, then stir into the dip. I love doing it this way because you get little chunks of salmon with every scoop.

mixing bowl with smoked salmon dip and a wooden spon

Make Ahead, Storage and Serving

Make ahead: Prepare up to 24 hours in advance. Store it tightly covered in the fridge until ready to serve.

Leftovers: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Freezer: Salmon dip is safe to freeze, but I don’t recommend it because sour cream doesn’t usually hold up well in the freezer.

Serving Suggestions: Serve with elegant crackers, baguette slices, crostini or raw vegetables.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Taste your dip before adding the salt. You can omit the salt completely to lower sodium content.
  • This dip will continue to deepen in flavor as it sits.
  • Fresh dill and chives are best for this recipe. They are readily available all year long and fairly inexpensive – it will be worth it! Dried herbs can be substituted but its not the same.
  • Even easier, you can make this dip in your food processor. Just dump all the ingredients in, give it a few pulses and voila ~ easy smoked salmon dip!

gray ramekin dish, smoked salmon dip, crackers, hand, blue and white striped napkin

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Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip is a creamy, elegant appetizer with just a few simple ingredients. This crowd-pleasing dip is as easy as it is delicious!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 99kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces brick cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized bowl, use an electric mixer on low speed and combine the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
  • Add the dill, chives and salt. Continue mixing until well incorporated.
  • Gently stir in the smoked salmon.
  • Serve with crackers, sliced baguette and/or fresh veggies.

Notes

This dip will continue to deepen in flavor as it sits.
You can omit the salt completely to lower sodium content.
Fresh dill and chives are best for this recipe. They are readily available all year long and fairly inexpensive - it will be worth it! Dried herbs can be substituted but its not the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 10gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 526mgPotassium: 165mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 188IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 1mg
Keyword smoked salmon dip

 

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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