Years ago, when I was really starting to get into cooking I made a smoked salmon dip on a very regular basis.

It was delicious, pretty easy to throw together and it was always a hit. So the other weekend I thought I would break it out again.

The components are simple: whipped lemon cream cheese, red onion, fresh dill and lox.

Mixed together and spread on crackers though, is much more than simple components. It’s delicious. And bright. And always popular.

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Smoked Salmon Dip
Recipe type: appetizer
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Ingredients
  • 8 oz light cream cheese
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp minced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 3 oz cured smoked salmon (lox)
  • crackers or bread to serve with
Instructions
  1. Mix cream cheese and lemon juice until smooth.
  2. Cut up lox into small pieces.
  3. Add onion, dill and salmon to bowl.
  4. Fold ingredients into cream cheese mixture.
  5. Let chill for at least 1 hour.
  6. Serve with crackers or bread.

16 Comments (Reply )

  1. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    One of my coworkers brought a smoked salmon dip to share for lunch one day and it was so good! And your whipped lemon cream cheese in there sounds divine! :)

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  2. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    I am intrigued by the whipped lemon cream cheese

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    • Emily
      Aug 15, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

      It was really good – I was thinking about all of the other things I could do with that… :)

      Reply

  3. Mercedes
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    This looks so light and delicious! I love making salmon spread/salad with leftovers! So good on crackers or a bagel!

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  4. Karla
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    I love salmon! I definitely do not consume as much as I’d like. This seems like such great finger food for parties!

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  5. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    I love love love this idea. I always make a smoked salmon platter when I entertain. I think it’s always beautiful and delicious. I love your idea for a dip! Yum!

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  6. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    Smoked salmon makes everything better :) this looks delicious!

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  7. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    Oooh, man, I want some smoked salmon now! I’m loving your simple but elegant dishes lately, Emily!

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    • Emily
      Aug 16, 2011 @ 7:04 am

      That is usually my goal!! :)

      Reply

  8. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    Whipped lemon cream cheese sounds delightful!!

    What a lovely looking recipe!

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  9. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    OOOOO I’ve never had smoked salmon dip, but you had me at smoked salmon!

    Reply

  10. Erica @ A Healthy Habit
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    just came across the blog and I love everything about it! Your recipes and info are just great!

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    • Emily
      Aug 16, 2011 @ 7:03 am

      Thank you!! :)

      Reply

  11. Erica @ A Healthy Habit
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    just came across the blog and I love everything about it! Your recipes and info are just great!

    Reply

  12. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Ever since we got back from Ireland I have been craving smoked salmon. It’s one of those things that I never buy for my own kitchen. This dip just might convince that it’s about time though. It sounds so great!

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  13. Kristin @ FoodFash
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    Ohhhh I wonder if I could try this with tofutti! Looks amazing!

    Reply

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