It’s not too soon after last month’s holiday splurge fest to splurge again is it? I don’t want to be the one to whisper temptations in your ear to set aside your Whole30, Sugar Free January, Meatless Monday, Vegan January Challenges…so I’m not going to do that.
Would you like some smoked salmon dip with dill and capers?
Instead, I’m going to give you something to look forward to when February 1st hits and
Have you ever heard of the 80/20 rule? It’s about eating healthy, nutritious, clean foods at least 80% of the time and then living your life the other 20%. For example, 80% veggies and 20% let’s dress those veggies up with a whole block of cream cheese and a wallop of sour cream.
Maybe my 80/20 ratio is a little off with this dip…but we NEED something for Super Bowl Sunday so let’s not worry about ratios. Math was never my thing anyway.
A friend introduced me to this amazing smoked salmon dip bliss at a holiday party last year. The story on the dip goes something like this, I think…
There was a guy who determined to make the most amazing smoked salmon dip that ever existed -> the guy experimented and went through many iterations of smoked salmon dip with each iteration getting a little bit better but not quite reaching dip bliss-dom -> after many tries guy suddenly had a smoked salmon dip eureka moment -> he shouted, “eureka!” -> guy brought
Now go make this smoked salmon dip.
Even though this dip tastes so fancy and AH-mazing, it comes together quicker than a Trumpian tweet. Just 7 ingredients. Throw the first six (cream cheese, sour cream, fresh dill, capers, red onion, and lemon juice) in a food processor and pulse until mixed. Then add in your smoked salmon and pulse again until everything is mixed up and the salmon is still slightly chunky. Grab some crackers, chips, or veggies (cuz 80/20) and dive in!
Now repeat after me, “I will share this dip with others. I will not hide in a corner with this dip and a box of crackers (or just a spoon) and eat the entire bowl of dip.” You would be eating a whole block of cream cheese and a small-ish bowl of sour cream if you did that.
Remember the 80/20 rule. 80% for you, 20% for them. Share the splurge.
And then give a shout out to the nice guy who shared his perfect smoked salmon dip with you and me. I don’t know your name Nice Guy, but thank you very VERY much for creating and sharing this dip. You just made the world a little bit tastier.
Now if only February could get here a little more quickly.
Would you like some smoked salmon dip with dill and capers? ; )Print
The best smoked salmon dip that ever existed! Easy to prepare with only 7 ingredients. Perfect appetizer for any party.
Smoked Salmon Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons capers, plus additional for garnish
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped, plus additional for garnish
- 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 4 ounces smoked salmon (make sure all the bones have been removed)
Ideas for Serving
- To a food processor, add cream cheese, sour cream, capers, dill, red onion, and lemon juice and pulse (instead of blend) to combine. Add smoked salmon and pulse a few more times until combined but also allowing the salmon to remain a little bit chunky. I prefer this dip to have some texture versus turning it into a purée.
- Garnish with fresh chopped dill and capers. Serve with with your favorite gluten-free crackers, chips, flatbread, or vegetables of choice!
Nutritional information is for the smoked salmon dip only and does not include any crackers, chips, or veggies that you may decide to serve with it.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: American
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