Friday, December 23, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas ~ Day 11: Smoked Salmon Dip

Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas and it's back to savoury with my Smoked Salmon Dip. Like a lot of people we always have Smoked Salmon at Christmas and so this is just a slightly different way to serve it. Even better, you can make it in advance so it's one less thing to do on Christmas Day! This is a perfect addition to your lunch or it makes an elegant and beautiful starter, especially when served with some extra smoked salmon on the side. Delicious.

100g cream cheese, softened
50g sour cream or Greek yogurt
Squeeze of lemon juice
1 tsp horseradish
1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 heaped tsp fresh dill, plus extra for garnish
Salt & Pepper
125g Smoked Salmon

Put the cream cheese in the bowl of a KitchenAid (or other electric mixer) and beat using the paddle attachment until completely softened and creamed. Add the sour cream (or Greek yogurt), lemon juice, horseradish, parsley and dill and beat until everything is well mixed. Finely chop the smoked salmon then add to the cream cheese mixture along with a little salt and a good grinding of black pepper. Mix one last time so that the salmon is evenly mixed in with everything else then taste to check the seasoning. Adjust if necessary, adding more lemon if needed then put into a serving bowl and keep in the fridge until needed. Serve with a little extra dill sprinkled on top and some crudites, crackers or even some thinly sliced crostini on the side. Perfect!

Or how about my Smoked Salmon on Spring Onion Pancakes,

or my hot and oozy Spinach and Artichoke Dip.


  1. Bet that is really tasty, I love smoked salmon.

  2. This looks fast, easy, and perfect for a New Years Eve party snack! Thanks!

  3. Mmmm, sounds delicious. Smoked salmon is one of my favorites :)


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