White ramekin with smoked salmon dip surrounded by toast rounds.

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


Silky, smoky, and scrumptious, smoked salmon dip is perfect for Saturday night guests, Sunday morning brunch, or any time in between.


  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp. pepper, or more to taste
  • 8 oz. smoked salmon, skin removed, flaked, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill, plus small sprigs for garnish


  1. Put the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, pepper, and about half of the salmon in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the onion, dill, and remaining salmon. Add more lemon juice and pepper to taste.
  3. Garnish with dill sprigs and serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to a day (ideally return it to room temperature before serving).

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