Enjoy Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe for an any time of year snack, perfect for a holiday party or your favorite charcuterie or cheese board.

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

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Friends, Christmas is here! This weekend is going to be so lovely. Today I’m sharing an inspirational charcuterie board with a Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe! I don’t think people know how easy it is to make their own smoked salmon dip!

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

All you need are these simple ingredients to make Smoked Salmon Dip

  • Mayonnaise
  • Cream cheese
  • Capers
  • Red onion
  • Lemon juice
  • Horseradish
  • Smoked salmon, flaked in very small pieces
  • Chives
  • How to make Smoked Salmon Dip

Now it’s time to enjoy the work you put into this glorious holiday, by inviting people over and enjoying your cozy home, or heading out to parties, where you are asked to bring a dish. The holidays are about giving, either in the home or out, and it truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

How to make smoked salmon dip

Starting off with a homemade Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe, surrounded by your favorite foods that complement salmon.

Making Smoked Salmon Dip is easy! If you’ve been gifted a box of smoked salmon (or you can buy it in the store), add this to the base dip.

Use a small food processor to make this dip.

With a fork, flake the smoked salmon and add it to the dip! So good!

Peppers, carrots, salami, crackers, and  Castelvetrano olives.

With this kind of appetizer, everyone can find their favorite “bite.”

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Set the table

This year, I set a table with candles I removed from our mantle, with pomegranates and mix-and-matched gingham napkins.

The rule for centerpiece height is to not have it too tall, so that guests can’t look across and make eye contact. What I love about tapered candles is, you hardly know they are there.

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

But they add such a warm effect.

Having cooked a prime rib, these potatoes, and our guests brought a giant green salad, we were ready to dig in.

But first … one of the things we love is to sit together with a glass of wine, and enjoy a few delicious bites before we come to the table.

In a way, we like to stretch the night out.

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Give the gift of hosting to your guests

When you think of the time involved in cooking a large meal, all the love and effort (hand raised!), it really is a gift that you give your guests. But in return, it’s a gift that they give to us, when they come unhurried, ready to relax, they bring a nice bottle of wine, we sit and talk … for hours.

Let’s just say, in setting the table, and putting love into the evening, we like to make it count.

So this year, I hope you do the same. If not for Christmas, maybe on New Year’s Eve, or at a lovely winter dinner party.

salmon dip charcuterie

How to serve Smoked Salmon Dip on a charcuterie board

I love to create a table that is beautiful, and an appetizer that is thoughtful (and easy).

Every bite, so delish. Want to serve it on The Big Board? Grab the info below!

Ready, set …. GO!

Oh, and do you need a good punch recipe? :)

ENJOY the holidays, Friends!

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

The Big Board®

Friends, The Big Board® is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!

  • 20-inch round, maple
  • 26-inch round, maple
  • 12 x 36-inch maple
  • NEW 12 x 24-inch maple
  • 23-inch Lazy Susan
  • 26-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • 12 x 36-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

Thank you for your support, as we’ve sold out so many times already!

Order The Big Board® today!

More dip ideas:

Creamy Sausage Cheese Dip [A Spicy Perspective],

Sheila’s Low Carb Shrimp Dip [Kalyn’s Kitchen]

and Hot Bacon Crab Dip [RE].

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Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp. red onion, diced small
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. prepared horseradish
  • ½ cup smoked salmon, flaked in very small pieces (divided)
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives

For the charcuterie board:

  • Lesley Stowe rackers
  • Salami, made into flowers
  • Green olives (Castelvetrano)
  • Marcona almonds
  • English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Cuties or Clementine oranges on a skewer
  • Baby carrot sticks


  • In a food processor, combine mayonnaise, cream cheese, capers, red onion, lemon juice, horseradish, and 1/4 cup flaked smoked salmon. Process until smooth, about 20 seconds.
  • Transfer to a small bowl and stir in remaining 1/4 cup flaked smoked salmon.
  • Top with fresh chives and serve with crackers and fresh veggies.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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Set the table for Christmas with Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe