Smoked Salmon Spread


I know this recipe is not the typical thing you see around here.

If you came here looking for the next pound cake, I’m sorry. There will definitely be more in the future, but I just had to share this dish!

This past weekend, Nick and I were visiting his parents and it just so happened to be his dad’s birthday weekend.

Friday night, we ate out for the sole purpose of driving his restored 1956 Chevy : ) But Saturday night, on his actual birthday, we made a fantastic meal at home.

We had steaks in cream sauce, stuffed mushrooms, roasted asparagus, caramel mousse for dessert, and this smoked salmon spread to start us off.


A few years ago, we all fell in love with the smoked salmon pate at The Grove Market restaurant in Salisbury, Maryland. But since Nick’s parents don’t live there anymore, we haven’t been in 4 or 5 years.

I may not have gotten everything right, but this sure did turn out good.

Half of the dish was gone by the time we were done eating dinner!


And while the spread is tasty on celery, it really is the best on saltines. No fancy schmancy crackers needed.

Smoked Salmon Spread

  • 1/2 lb. good smoked salmon
  • 1 block low fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 Tbsp horseradish
  • 1/2 Tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp pepper
  1. Put all ingredients in food processor.
  2. Turn on low and pulse, 5-10 times, until salmon is chopped and mixture is combined.
  3. Put into container or serving dish and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.


  1. I adore smoked salmon so I am absolutely super happy to see this! I’d be spreading it on just about anything I could get my hands on!

  2. Great idea Brandi! What a fun appetizer to start off with and a much different want to utilize smoked salmon!

  3. I love dips like this! Especially with salmon. It sounds fantastic!

  4. Wow this looks incredible — I love salmon!

  5. Typical or not, this sounds fantastic! I love a good spread and I especially love smoked salmon so this sounds absolutely luscious.

  6. This is one of my favorite dips. I have never ventured to make it but always gravitate to it when I see it at parties! Yours looks delicious.

  7. Oh mannn that spread looks delicious! I love salmon and all seafood spreads :P

  8. This looks wonderful Brandi! And yes, sometimes all you need is a classic saltine (although truth be told I am a sucker for the Keebler butter crackers!)

  9. sounds awesome! i’ve been meaning to do something like this… maybe some day i’ll get around to it :)

  10. I love the smoked salmon spread! I always eat the smoked salmon spread they lay out at whole foods to test. I’m such a moocher Haha!

  11. this looks awesome. i’ve never tried making a smoked salmon dip but this looks like a good one to try. my sister loves smoked salmon :)

  12. Oh my goodness, I want to eat this right now!!

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