Smoked Salmon Dip in Pumpernickel Recipe

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I got this recipe from my brother, who is a fabulous cook, and it has become a staple at Christmastime. The smoky salmon blends wonderfully with the cream cheese. Adjust the amount of hot sauce to suit your taste.—Kathy Smuz, Clearwater, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total TIme: 20 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total TIme: 20 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 round loaf (1 pound) pumpernickel bread
  • 1/2 pound smoked salmon fillet
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained
  • Assorted fresh vegetables

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 58 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.


  1. Cut top fourth off of the loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Cube removed bread; set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine the salmon, cream cheese, milk, onions, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce; cover and process until smooth. Stir in capers.
  3. Fill bread shell with salmon dip. Serve with vegetables and reserved bread cubes. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Smoked Salmon Dip in Pumpernickel in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p43

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spiker1 User ID: 264159 115645
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

"This was great!"

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