Smoky & Savory Salmon Dip

A Chef McCargo recipe

Rich and flavorful, this smoky salmon dip recipe is easy to prepare and makes for an elegant appetizer or side dish.

salmon dip recipe

: Serves 12 (1 serving = ¼ cup)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh skinless, boneless salmon cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • ¼ cup capers
  • ¼ cup lemon juice and zest of half a lemon (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 tablespoons red onions, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 70 cal
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 21 mg
Sodium 172 mg
Carbohydrates 2 g
Protein 8 g
Phosphorus 99 mg
Potassium 172 mg
Dietary Fiber 0.3 mg
Calcium 30 mg

Directions

  1. Poach the salmon in 2 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika for 4–6 minutes on medium-high heat; the pot should be covered but it should not reach a boil. Remove and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Mix all of the other ingredients together until smooth. Break salmon into bite-sized pieces and fold into the cream cheese mixture.
  3. Chill salmon dip for 20–30 minutes. Serve with celery sticks, corn chips and carrots or rolled in a leaf of iceberg lettuce.