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A close up picture of salmon dip in a white crock surrounded by bagel chips, carrots and cucumbers.

Salmon Dip

This smoked salmon dip is an easy, no fuss appetizer that’s great for parties or game-day festivities.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cold dips, party food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 189kcal
Author Elizabeth


  • 4 ounces Smoked Salmon minced
  • 1 cup Cream Cheese softened
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Chives finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Dill finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Dash of Hot Sauce or to taste (Tabasco, Crystal, or use your favorite brand)
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • Pinch Salt or to taste


Prep work

  • Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and allow it soften at room temperature. Make sure the bowl is big enough that you can get in there and stir without everything spilling over.
  • Give the cream cheese a good stir every once in a while to help it along.
  • Lay the salmon out on a cutting board and run a sharp knife along the length of the fish. Then, change direction and run the knife along the width. Leaving the salmon finely diced.
  • Finally, chop the herbs.

Make the Smoked Salmon Dip

  • Add all of the ingredients into the bowl with the cream cheese. Stir the dip with a large fork, then scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula while folding over. Repeat until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate to let the flavors come together. Give the salmon dip a good stir right before serving.



While the dip is chilling prep the dippers. Keep them in plastic containers or baggies until you are ready to set up the serving platter.
Suggested dippers
Bagel Chips
Pita Chips
Cucumber Slices
Carrot Sticks


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 112mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.3mg