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You Need to Try This Spreadable Smoked Salmon Recipe


You Need to Try This Spreadable Smoked Salmon Recipe

Having good spread recipes can help make planning for events easier. This spreadable smoked salmon recipe is definitely one to keep around. Salmon has a light and relatively neutral flavor, meaning it can be blended with all kinds of different ingredients.

We're going for a savory angle here. Most spreads have savory flavors, as do many other appetizer dishes. You'll want to serve this spread with either crackers or breadsticks, depending on what you have available and what your preference is. This appetizer is light enough to not fill guests up before the main course, but it's enough to hold them over until further food is served.

You'll want to get smoked salmon for this recipe. When buying your salmon, try to pick a brand that sustainably sources their salmon. Whether the salmon is farmed or wild-caught, it's important that certain steps are taken to be responsible. Poor farming and fishing practices put our environment at risk, endangering threatened species and calling into question the future of our oceans.

It's important to be a responsible shopper, even if it means shelling out a few extra dollars or spending several more minutes in the store looking for the right brand. This small investment is worth protecting our fish species and our oceans for future generations to enjoy. With that said, let's get into this recipe.

Spreadable Smoked Salmon


12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
6 dashes Tabasco sauce
3 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
8 ounces smoked salmon, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 1 tablespoon dried dill
Fresh ground black pepper
Fresh dill, for garnish
Crackers or breadsticks, for serving


1. Puree the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, and tabasco in a food processor.

2. Add the scallions, capers, salmon, chopped dill, and pepper, and pulse to blend.

3. Garnish with the dill and serve chilled with crackers. Makes 2 cups.

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