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The Best Homemade Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked salmon dip in a white bowl, garnished with fresh parsley and inside another white bowl that has many sliced of french bread to spread it on.

What Makes this the Best Homemade Smoked Salmon Dip? 

Well, for starters… it won’t fall off your darn cracker! 

I know that sounds like a silly thing to say, but before I made this dip, we used to serve my husband’s homemade smoked salmon with cream cheese, onions, capers and crackers. Everyone loved it, but everyone also had to assemble their own cracker with each item. Although they had more options (more cheese, less onion, no capers, etc.), stacking all that stuff on a cracker always resulted in some of it falling to the floor. People may usually have the best intensions, but guests don’t always pick their mess up off of the floor, not to mention it’s a waste of amazing food since we don’t have a dog to come hoover it up. 

two salmon filets on the grill of a wood smoker ready to be smoked. There's a glove, grill tools and a nutcracker who looks like a chef sitting on the wood shelf in front of the smoker.
Pepé says “smoke salmon, not cigarettes”.

Another reason it’s the best is my husband’s homemade Smoked Salmon. 

He really does make the best smoked salmon I’ve ever eaten. Usually it’s made with Wild Alaskan Salmon, but you can use the farmed raised stuff if that’s all you can find. Steelhead trout will also work. Start with the best, you’re going to end up with the best. Someday I will post his recipe for Homemade Smoked Salmon, but he’s still keeping it a secret for now. In the meantime, you can buy some that are still pretty great at your local grocery store. I would suggest you stay away from the smoked salmon that has a sweet flavor, but it’s your dip to make, so you be you. 

Two smoked wild salmon filets on the grill with a nutcracker who looks like a chef in the foreground on the left.
Yes, it’s totally ok to drool now. Pepé loves to show off even though Nick did all the work.
Chopped green onions on a white cutting board with a chef knife and a lemon half.
Chop your onions and juice your lemon.

Cream cheese, green onions being mixed in a copper stand mixer.

Combine cream cheese and lemon juice in a bowl of a stand mixer and mix until smooth. Add green onions and capers until thoroughly blended, but be careful not to over mix it.

Break salmon into chunks and add to the bowl. Mix just until everything is evenly combined. I prefer to keep the salmon somewhat chunky. I have made this in a food processor as well, but it’s not my favorite texture. 

Smoked salmon dip in a white bowl, garnished with fresh parsley and inside another white bowl that has many pretzel crisps to spread it on.

Serve on sliced French baguette, pretzel crisps, or crackers. I like those “Bite Size Everything Crackers” from Trader Joe’s, but seriously this will taste good on a piece of celery or a cucumber if you’re on a gluten free diet. 

The Best Homemade Smoked Salmon Dip

Ingredients

  • 5 Ounces Smoked Salmon not lox, but it will probably work
  • 1/2 Cup Green Onion chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice fresh
  • 16 Ounces Cream Cheese room temp
  • 2 Tablespoons Capers

Instructions

  • Combine cream cheese and lemon juice in a bowl of a stand mixer and mix until smooth. Add green onions and capers until thoroughly blended, but be careful not to over mix it. Break salmon into chunks and add to the bowl. Mix just until everything is evenly combined. I prefer to keep the salmon somewhat chunky. I have made this in a food processor as well, but it’s not my favorite texture.
  • Serve on sliced French baguette, pretzel crisps, or crackers. I like those “Bite Size Everything Crackers” from Trader Joe’s, but seriously this will taste good on a piece of celery or a cucumber if you’re on a gluten free diet.

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