Nothing makes me feel fancier than whipping up a delicious, restaurant-worthy appetizer or party dip at home. This smoked salmon dip fits the bill perfectly. Although it feels dressed up and tastes amazing, it’s super easy to make.

If you want an even simpler version of this dip with a beautiful presentation, try this recipe salmon mousse. We served it at my wedding. 🙂

Smoked salmon dip is made from cream cheese, creme fraiche, smoked salmon, lemon juice, dill, capers and a few optional spices (plus salt). It’s that simple!

I like to add all bagel seasoning to the top of the dip before serving. It’s a fun presentation, and the flavor of this dip feels like something you’d spread over a bagel.

Even if you think of lox and cream cheese bagels, I think I should point out that lox and smoked salmon are not the same thing. They are similar in that they are both salted salmon, but smoked salmon has some added flavor from the smoking process.

So if you’re looking for ingredients, look for smoked salmon for this dip and not lox.

To prepare this smoked salmon dip, simply add all the ingredients to one Food processor and mixed together. That is it! It couldn’t be easier to throw this together before you throw a party.

How long does salmon dip last in the fridge?

Stored in an airtight container, you can keep this dip for at least 3-5 days.

What should I serve with smoked salmon dip?

This dip goes well with bread such as toasted baguette, pita chips, bagel chips or crackers. You can also serve with vegetables such as sliced ​​peppers, cucumber or carrots.

Can I freeze smoked salmon dip?

I suppose you could, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Plus, this dip is so easy to throw together that you might as well make it fresh IMO.


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a creamy spicy dip that is super easy to make

Yield 10 portions

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  • Add all the ingredients except the bagel seasonings to a food processor.

  • Process until well combined.

  • Pour into a medium serving bowl and top with all the bagel seasoning.

  • Serve cold.


Serve with crackers, toasted baguette, bagel chips or vegetables such as sliced ​​peppers, cucumber or carrots.
Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for at least 3-5 days.


Nutrition facts

Smoked salmon dip

Amount per portion

% Daily Value*

* Percent daily values ​​are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition is automatically calculated using Spoonacular for your convenience. Where applicable, we recommend using your own nutritional calculations.

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