Smoked Trout Dip

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


Easy to make and oh-so impressive, this smoked trout dip will wow your friends and family.


  • 2 lemons
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. pepper, or more to taste
  • 8 oz. smoked trout, skin removed, flaked
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives


  1. Zest the lemons and set the zest aside. Halve and squeeze the lemons to yield 1/4 cup of juice.
  2. Put the lemon juice, sour cream, pepper, and about half of the trout in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the chives, lemon zest, and remaining trout. Add more lemon juice and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate and refrigerate for up to about a day (ideally return it to room temperature before serving).