Smoked Salmon Spread

You can either use fancy smoked salmon or canned smoked salmon for this recipe. Using fancy smoked salmon will give this spread a pinkish colour and will also make that expensive salmon last longer! Goes fantastically on a toasted bagel or as a dip with crackers.

Recipe adapted from:

Servings: 1 bowl. Enough for a small party. Or 6 bagel spreads.


  • 1 package (8oz/226g) cream cheese, softened
  • 170g (6oz) of smoked salmon (canned or “fancy” sliced) – salmon taste will be stronger if canned
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 2 Tbsps green onion, chopped (optional)
  • 3 Tbsps fresh dill, (leaves only, no stem)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce OR 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsps lemon juice (or 1 squeezed fresh lemon juice)


  1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy/smooth. Adjust ingredients to your taste.


  • Using canned smoked salmon will give a more robust ‘fishy’ flavour, so you make have to increase the other ingredients slightly to balance out the flavours – to your own taste!
  • This tastes better the next day once all the flavours come together.
  • Great on a toasted bagel or as a dip with plain crackers
  • Cut the recipe in half if making as a breakfast portion for yourself, otherwise you’ll be trying to eat this everyday before the spread expires.

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