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Smoked Salmon Dip Is The Easiest Salmon Dip Recipe

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Smoked Salmon Dip is a creamy and rich seafood dip that requires no baking. A cold dip recipe that takes minutes to throw together and serve up. If salmon dip is your thing, you will be drooling over this simple dip recipe. 

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My smoked salmon cream cheese dip is one that is extra creamy and full of rich flavors. Smoked salmon, pimentos, dill, lemon juice and more come together for this salmon recipe. 

Smoked Salmon Dip

Sour cream and cream cheese pair in this dip, for the ultra velvety texture. I used a food processor to mix up the ingredients for that super creamy texture. If you don’t own a food processor you could pulse in a blender. Smoked fish always tastes amazing in dip form in my eyes! 

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What You Need For Smoked Salmon Dip 

  • Smoked Salmon 
  • Cream Cheese 
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Dried Dill 
  • Sour Cream 
  • Pimentos 
  • Smoked Paprika

salmon dip in food processor

How To Make Smoked Salmon Dip

  1. Simply toss your ingredients into a food processor or blender, and give a few pulses until you reach the texture of dip you would like.
  2. Pour into a serving bowl and pair with your favorite dipping items and enjoy. 

Variations to Salmon Dip 

  • Add a splash of hot sauce to kick up the heat. 
  • Swap with fresh dill for more vibrant flavor.
  • Toss in some chives for added flavor or even green onions. 
  • Swap pimentos for capers for a whole new flavor to the dip. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise to add even more creaminess to the salmon dip recipe. 

Is This Salmon Dip Served Cold or Hot 

You will serve this dip cold. Simply whip up this dip and then store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve to your guests. Make sure that as it sits out, that you don’t let it sit out for more than 2 hours at a time.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes in between to ensure the temperature of the dip doesn’t drop to an unhealthy temperature. That could run the risk of bacteria growing at a rapid pace. 

How Long Will Smoked Fish Dip Keep 

When stored properly in an airtight container in the fridge, you will find this dip will store for up to five days. I do recommend to serve it fresh, as that tastes best. You can make this up to 24 hours in advance before serving it up. 

smoked salmon spread

What to Pair With Salmon Cream Cheese Dip 

  • Crackers 
  • Carrots, celery, peppers, and other produce.
  • Baguettes 
  • Fresh bread slices 
  • Tortilla chips 
  • Corn Chips 
  • Or any other dippers that sound tasty!

Can You Freeze Smoked Salmon Dip 

Unfortunately due to the cream cheese and sour cream in this dip, it will not thaw in the proper texture as it was frozen it. You will find the texture will be off once it thaws. Some dairy just doesn’t do well in the freezer. If you want to try it go for it, but know the texture will be different than first served. 

salmon dip recipe

Smoked Salmon Dip

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Smoked Salmon Dip is a creamy and rich seafood dip that requires no baking. A cold dip recipe that takes minutes to throw together and serve up. If salmon dip is your thing, you will be drooling over this simple dip recipe. 


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 6 ounces of smoked salmon, roughly chopped
  • 4 oz pimentos, diced and drained
  • 1 teaspoon of dried dill weed
  • ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice


  1. Add all the ingredients into the food processor and pulse until it blends the dip to a creamy texture.
  2. Pour into a bowl and serve.


Store leftover dip in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This is a cold smoked salmon dip.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 servings Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 28Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Smoked Salmon Dip

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Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Looks so good! Thank you for the holiday idea!


Wednesday 4th of December 2019

You are welcome!

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