Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip recipe, sour cream, cream cheese, horseradish, dill, chives

Smoked Salmon Dip

I love whimsy…or in this case, whim-sea….or even whim-see! Of course, given the nature of the business Mr. Saucy and I own, I have a million things fish related, so I had to be whimsical with this Smoked Salmon Dip recipe tray. This is day three of my super Super Bowl snacks and this one is a particular favorite! Different from your normal Super Bowl dips, simple to prepare, ever so tasty, versatile as a dip for crackers or vegetables or even as a spread for your favorite bagel, this dip is a must-have! Whimsy, or not. 

It was on a whim (I swear I’ll stop this soon) that I decided to come up with a Smoked Salmon Dip. Mr. Saucy and I both really, really love smoked salmon and I happened to have some in the refrigerator.

My favorite bagel combination of cream cheese and smoked salmon were the basis for the dip. Then, in order to make it creamy, I added some sour cream. Dill is a natural with smoked salmon so I added some dried dill weed, since my Wee Kitchen Garden herbs are under a blanket of snow and fresh herbs are hard to come by at my local market.

Then, I thought I might like some horseradish, so I added that, too. A mild onion flavor was obtained with the addition of some freeze-dried chives. Stirring all of this together in a bowl, this dip is ready in just ten minutes!

When I entertain, my friends have learned to expect the unexpected, and this dip as a Super Bowl snack certainly fits that bill. Make it, serve it, and I guarantee your Super Bowl snacking will go…swimmingly. Errhmmm. *big smile* And yes, it’s great for snacking any time!

Try it!


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Smoked Salmon Dip
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Smoked Salmon dip, made with diced smoked salmon, cream cheese, sour cream, horseradish, dill and chives is a fabulous dip or spread and can be served with crackers, vegetables, or spread on your favorite flavor of bagel.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 2½ cups
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon dry dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon freeze-dried chives
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, diced
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, horseradish, dill weed, chives, salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Stir to mix well and smooth the cream cheese.
  3. Fold in the diced smoked salmon.
  4. Serve with crackers, fresh vegetables, or with toasted bagels.


About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight. I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I'm gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading...and commenting! P~
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4 Responses to Smoked Salmon Dip

  1. I loooove all these dips you’ve been featuring lately! However, this one is clearly the first one I need to make. Looks so delish, and I love a dip like this that encompasses something substantial like salmon. Yum!

  2. I want to slather this all over a big crunchy toasted bagel. Right. Now. 🙂

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