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!
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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.
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.
- 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.
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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smoked salmon dip recipe
- 2 ounces smoked salmon, chopped
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 Tablespoon Everything Bagel Seasoning
- 2 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 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.
- 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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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g