Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe (For Your Easter Evening)

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe(Quick and Easy)
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Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe
Creating your own smoked salmon dip is a breeze! it's creamy, smoky, rich, and downright delicious – that's the charm of this classic dip. You can go with store-bought smoked salmon, but trust me, when you use my homemade smoked salmon, it takes the tastiness to a whole new level.

Creating your own smoked salmon dip is a breeze, and let me tell you, it’s a taste sensation! Imagine a dip that’s creamy, smoky, rich, and downright delicious – that’s what we’re aiming for here. Sure, you could use store-bought smoked salmon, but if you’ve got the time, try making it at home. Trust me, it takes the deliciousness to a whole new level!

Why do I love making my own smoked salmon? Well, not only do I get to enjoy the amazing taste of smoked salmon, but I also get to whip up this super easy appetizer using the leftovers. It’s the go-to appetizer for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a fancy dinner party or having a laid-back game day. This smoked salmon spread is bound to be a crowd-pleaser!

The first time I dipped into this heavenly creation during an Easter evening, the flavors of the smoked salmon were front and center. And when it mingled with the creamy goodness of cream cheese and sour cream, it was a flavor explosion!

Now, let’s talk about being the star of the party. This easy salmon dip will steal the show at your next get-together. Grab some cucumber slices, carrots, or celery – whatever veggies you love. Don’t forget an array of crackers, melba toasts, pita chips, or even bagel chips. Oh, and here’s a secret: I’ve been caught using my salmon cream cheese dip as a dip for potato chips. Yes, you read that right – it’s that versatile and tasty! You can also try our Lobster Pizza for a different experience.

Overview: How To Make Smoked Salmon Dip?

Overview How To Make Smoked Salmon Dip


Here’s a simple and tasty recipe for a Smoked Salmon Dip that’s perfect for sharing. You’ll need some basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

In a food processor, blend together 1 cup of cream cheese, 1/4 cup each of sour cream and mayonnaise, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of drained capers, and a dash of Tabasco sauce. Give it a good pulse until everything is nicely mixed. Now, add in 4 ounces of roughly chopped smoked salmon, 2 tablespoons each of fresh chopped dill and chives. Pulse again until the salmon is finely chopped. Taste it and sprinkle in a bit of salt if needed.

This dip is super versatile. You can scoop it up with crackers or bagel chips, or spread it on your favorite bagels. Plus, you can make it ahead of time, but make sure to take it out of the fridge a bit before serving so it’s easier to scoop. Enjoy this flavorful and creamy Smoked Salmon Dip at your next gathering!


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Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe(Quick and Easy)

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Creating your own smoked salmon dip is a breeze! it's creamy, smoky, rich, and downright delicious – that's the charm of this classic dip. You can go with store-bought smoked salmon, but trust me, when you use my homemade smoked salmon, it takes the tastiness to a whole new level.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Anne Carter
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Grater
  • Measuring Cup
  • Sealable Container
  • metal blade

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cream cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream
  • 1/4 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp capers, drained
  • 1/4 tsp  Tasbasco
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • 2 tbsp Fresh chopped chives
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, drained capers, and Tabasco in a food processor with the metal blade.
  • Pulse until the mixture is well-blended.
  • Introduce smoked salmon, chopped dill, and chopped chives into the mix.
  • Pulse once more, ensuring to scrape the sides of the bowl, until the salmon is finely chopped.
  • Give it a taste and add salt if needed. About ¼ teaspoon usually does the trick, but it depends on the smoked salmon's saltiness.
  • Your delightful dip is now ready! Serve it as a chip or cracker dip or spread it on bagels.
  • Plan ahead by making this dip a few days before your event.
  • Be mindful that it might firm up in the fridge. To make scooping easy, allow it to sit at room temperature before serving.

Notes

As far as I know, all the ingredients in this recipe are gluten-free or have gluten-free alternatives readily available. Keep in mind that gluten can be sneaky in some foods, so if you’re on a gluten-free diet or preparing a meal for someone with gluten allergies, be sure to carefully check the labels of your ingredients to confirm their gluten-free status. Stay on the safe side by being vigilant about ingredient details to ensure a truly gluten-free culinary experience.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 240mg | Sugar: 1g
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Serving Suggestions!

  1. Roasted Vegetables & Apples
  2. Lobster Bisque
  3. Homemade Corn Tortillas 

What to Do with Leftover Selmon Dip?

Leftovers from a smoked salmon dip recipe can be repurposed in various creative ways to minimize food waste. Here are some ideas:

  • Smoked Salmon Omelette or Scramble:

Incorporate the smoked salmon dip into your morning routine by adding it to omelets or scrambled eggs. The creamy texture of the dip can enhance the flavor of your eggs.

  • Stuffed Peppers or Tomatoes:

Hollow out bell peppers or tomatoes and stuff them with the smoked salmon dip. Bake until the vegetables are tender for a delicious and unique dish.

  • Smoked Salmon Wrap or Sandwich:

Spread the leftover dip on a tortilla or sandwich bread and add fresh vegetables like lettuce, cucumber, and tomatoes for a quick and tasty lunch.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Q1: What flavors complement smoked salmon in the dip?

A1: The smokiness of smoked salmon pairs well with the mild tanginess of cream cheese, the brininess of capers, and the brightness of fresh herbs and lemon zest.

Q2: Is it likely to have leftovers when serving smoked salmon dip at a social gathering?

A2: It’s very unlikely to have leftovers when serving smoked salmon dip at a social gathering due to its delicious and crowd-pleasing nature.

Q3: Can I freeze smoked salmon dip?

A3: Freezing smoked salmon dip is not recommended, as it contains cream cheese which, when frozen and thawed, may result in a less creamy and more crumbly texture.



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