Smoky & Savory Salmon Dip

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

salmon dip

: Serves 12 (1 serving = ¼ cup)


  • 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 133 cal
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 43 mg
Sodium 147 mg
Carbohydrates 2 g
Protein 10 g
Phosphorus 110 mg
Potassium 259 mg
Dietary Fiber 0 mg
Calcium 28 mg


  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.