Smoked Salmon Dip

This smoked salmon dip is easy, quick, creamy and absolutely delicious, perfect to make for your next cocktail party or brunch.

The smokiness of the smoked salmon pairs beautifully with the delicate tanginess of the cream cheese, while the fresh herbs and lemon zest add a wonderful brightness to the sauce.

Why will you love this smoked salmon dip?

– this sauce is delicious, thanks to the smoked salmon, fresh lemon and aromatic herbs and is almost impossible to stop eating

– it is perfect with chips, crackers, sliced ​​bread and bagels to serve as an appetizer or for brunch with bagels;

– you can prepare it in advance and it will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Preparing the Salmon and Philadelphia Mousse is very simple.

Combine cream cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and zest in a food processor. Blend until smooth, then add the smoked salmon. Season with salt and pepper and the creamiest and tastiest accompanying sauce ever is ready.

there are no limits to how you can use this sauce: spread on crackers, breadsticks or bagels for a cocktail party or to start a refined lunch served in a glass as finger food. If you have leftovers, it’s excellent for breakfast spread on toasted bread.

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  • DifficultyVery easy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time20 Minutes
  • Serving4
  • Cooking methodNo cooking
  • CuisineItalian


Smoked salmon dip

1/2 lb smoked salmon (225 g)
1 jar greek yogurt (plain 125 g)
1/2 lb cream cheese (225 g)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
q.s. salt
1 teaspoon dill
black pepper (1 pinch)

to serve

vegetable appetizers
bread (bagel, baguette)

156,55 Kcal
calories per serving
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  • Power 156,55 (Kcal)
  • Carbohydrates 3,88 (g) of which sugars 1,92 (g)
  • Proteins 11,09 (g)
  • Fat 10,83 (g) of which saturated 0,79 (g)of which unsaturated 1,05 (g)
  • Fibers 0,39 (g)
  • Sodium 885,17 (mg)

Indicative values for a portion of 50 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.

* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019.




step 1

Cut smoked salmon into strips and then into fairly small cubes. Place in the food processor cream cheese, yogurt, lemon juice and zest and a pinch of salt. Blend all the ingredients until you obtain a smooth and homogeneous mixture. Transfer to a bowl.

step 2

Add smoked salmon and chopped dill to the bowl, mix with a spatula all the ingredients. Adjust salt and pepper. Now smoked salmon dip is ready to be served! Place in the refrigerator if not using immediately.


This Smoked Salmon dip with cream cheese keep in tne fridge for up to 3 days. You can prepare this dip 1 day in advance. When you’re ready to serve it, give it a good stir to make it creamy again and make sure it hasn’t firmed up too much.


Softened cream cheese: For best results, use room-temperature cream cheese to ensure it mixes well.

For a stronger taste you can add chopped capers.

Serving ideas for smoked salmon dip with cream cheese: spread on crostini or bagels; served in a small bowl with crackers, breadsticks or crudités; on a slice of wholemeal bread for an extra savory breakfast; or in a chic version inside small glasses with crumbled crackers placed on the bottom to simulate a savory cheesecake.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can you make this smoked salmon dip without cream cheese?

For a dairy-free option, yuo could use a plant-based cream cheese. But you can also omit it entirely and substisute with 2/3 cup sour cream or creme fraiche and 1/3 cup mayonnaise. The dip will have a looser consistency, but still be delicious.

Smoked Salmon Dip with?

Crackers, sliced baguettes, cucumber slices, celery sticks, carrot sticks, and bell pepper strips all make great dippers. It also goes really well on a toasted bagel.

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