The BEST smoked salmon dip that ever existed! Easy to prepare using only 7 ingredients. The perfect appetizer for ANY party. Only 5 minutes to prepare!
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 once 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 never quite reaching dip bliss-dom.
After many tries, one day the guy suddenly had a smoked salmon dip eureka moment.
He shouted, "Eureka!"
Guy brought the
Many people ate the dip and also said, "Eureka!"
A friend of the guy begged the
He gave it to her because he is nice like that.
The friend brought the
The friend said to me, "Try this dip, it's AH-mazing!"
But the party had no gluten-free crackers (cue sad face).
I said to the
After eating a
The guy gave the
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? 😉
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