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A bowl of smoked salmon dip surrounded by bread, crackers and vegetables.

Smoked Salmon Dip

This smoked salmon dip is a creamy base filled with smoked salmon and fresh herbs. This smoked salmon appetizer is the perfect 5 minute party dip!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 149kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives
  • 6 ounces smoked salmon coarsely chopped
  • lemon slices, dill and chives for garnish optional


  • Place the cream cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper, lemon zest, dill and chives in a bowl. Stir until smooth.
  • Add the smoked salmon to the bowl and gently fold until incorporated.
  • Garnish with lemon slices, dill and chives if desired. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for later use.


  1. Look for high quality smoked salmon. I find that wild caught salmon often tastes better than farmed salmon. It should say on the package where the salmon is sourced.
  2. Make sure your cream cheese is very soft so that you don't end up with lumps in your dip. I often microwave the cream cheese in 15 second increments until soft to speed up the process.
  3. This dip will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let it sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before serving.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 96mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.3mg