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Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Dip

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With smoked salmon, fresh dill, and everything bagel seasoning, this Smoked Salmon Spread is an easy brunch or appetizer dish that will serve a crowd without breaking the bank. Just 4 ingredients and ready in less than 10 minutes!

Smoked salmon spread in a bowl.

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I love a good “Everything” bagel with cream cheese and lox, but it can be pretty expensive and sometimes seem too fussy. Mixing those flavors into a spread or dip gives the fancy flavor without breaking the bank.

Easily scale this recipe up or down depending on how many people you are serving.


Smoked Salmon (Lox): Use your favorite style of smoked salmon or even homemade lox. We are only using two ounces here and feel free to add more if you like.

Cream Cheese: You will need one 8 ounce block of cream cheese. I recommend using full fat rather than reduced fat for the best flavor.

Everything Bagel Seasoning: Feel free to use store-bought, or check out my recipe for homemade everything bagel seasoning. You can also use your seasoning to make this Everything Bagel Cheese Ball.

Dill: Fresh dill is best for the freshest flavor, but you can use dried dill in a pinch. You will need about 2 Tablespoons of chopped fresh dill or 1-2 teaspoons of dried dill.

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  • Cutting Board and Knife
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Rubber Scraper or Mixing Spoon

how to make Smoked Salmon and cream cheese Spread

This spread is so easy to prepare. Simply chop the smoked salmon and dill, and mix all the ingredients together.

I like to make this the night before I want to serve it to give the flavors time to meld. Let the spread sit for about an hour to make it easier to spread. Once prepared, this smoked salmon appetizer will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

A plate with salmon, dill and sesame seeds.

How to Serve Smoked Salmon Dip

This is fantastic on crackers or crostini. If you’re thinking about serving it for brunch (which I HIGHLY recommend), stop by your local bagel shop and ask them to “bread-slice” your bagels.

This cuts them vertically into several thin slices rather than one cut across the bagel. It is the best way to feed a crowd.

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A bowl of smoked salmon dip with cucumbers.

smoked salmon dip recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Smoked Salmon Spread

A bowl of salmon dip with cucumbers and bread.

Get the flavor of an "Everything" bagel with Lox and Schmear in an easy to make spread that can serve a crowd. Serve with bagels for brunch or crackers or crostini for an appetizer.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl. Stir to combine. It is easier to combine if you allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature.
  2. Serve this spread on crackers, cucumber slices, "bread-sliced" bagels or crostini or cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.


Serve this spread on crackers, cucumber slices, "bread-sliced" bagels or crostini.

Store the smoked salmon and cream cheese dip/spread in an airtight container for up to 5 days. This recipe can easily be made in advance for your party or brunch.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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By on November 26th, 2023

About Sarah

Hi, I'm Sarah. The voice behind Feast for a Fraction. I've been a penny-pincher all my life, but still have a taste for nice things. I'm here to show you that you can eat (and live) well on a budget. From recipes and DIY tips to ways to make extra money, we'll be in control of our budgets together!

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