Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
Need a new dip to enjoy? Make this delicious smoked salmon dip that's perfect for any occasion.

Updated: Mar. 20, 2024

Did you know that you can use salmon to make a great dip? There are plenty of ways to enjoy smoked salmon dip, from smearing it on a toasted bagel for brunch to serving it with cheese and crackers at a party. No matter how you serve this salmon dip, it’s sure to be a new favorite.

Smoked Salmon Dip Ingredients

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  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Green onions
  • Capers
  • Mayonnaise
  • Smoked salmon or lox
  • Dill weed
  • Lemon juice
  • Hot pepper sauce
  • Pepper
  • Assorted crackers
  • Tabasco sauce (optional)


Step 1: Blend

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Place the first 10 ingredients in a food processor. Cover and process until smooth.

Step 2: Refrigerate

Refrigerate the dip, covered, until ready to serve.

Step 3: Serve

Serve smoked salmon dip with an assortment of crackers and crunchy vegetables, such as carrots and radishes.

Smoked Salmon Dip Variations

To make this smoked salmon dip more flavorful, add hot sauce. This ensures every bite has an added kick. Feel free to also add chili pepper flakes if Tabasco sauce isn’t hot enough for you.

Additionally, you can swap the smoked salmon with smoked trout for a slightly different taste.

How long will smoked salmon dip last?

Seal leftovers in an airtight container and store in the fridge. The dip will last up to three days.

Smoked Salmon Dip Tips

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What else can you serve with smoked salmon dip?

We recommend serving this particular dip with assorted crackers, vegetables, baguettes, bagel chips or pretzel sticks. You can also smear a good amount of this dip on a toasted bagel or even use it as a spread for sandwiches.

Can you make smoked salmon yourself?

Absolutely! Smoking salmon on your own will take about 3 to 4 hours in a smoker or grill. For a shortcut, follow our smoked salmon recipe that uses liquid smoke.

Smoked Salmon Dip

Prep Time 15 min
Yield 2-1/2 cups.


  • 12 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped (white parts only)
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon or lox
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Assorted crackers


  1. Place the first 10 ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 83 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.