Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers

With just five ingredients, this Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers takes little time to make and is deliciously addicting!!! This post is sponsored by DairyPure. As always, all opinions are my own.

Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers | Only 4 ingredients in this magnificent dip!!!

Easy Smoked Salmon Dip

There’s hardly a recipe out there with an ingredient list you can count on one hand.  This caper laden salmon dip is definitely not short on flavor, though short on ingredients!!!

With only five easy to find components, you can whip up a terrific appetizer in no time. Perfect for this busy time of year!

Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers | Only 5 ingredients in this magnificent dip!!!

Salmon Appetizer with Capers

It took less than 10 minutes to flake or chop the salmon, mix up the DairyPure sour cream, cream cheese, and Worcestershire before stirring in the salmon bits and capers.  My loyal readers know the hubby is a tough sell, but he went nuts for this salmon appetizer, as did I! It also makes a wonderful spread on bagels.

Are capers a staple in your kitchen? I keep a jar in the fridge for those nights that a quick chicken piccata is on the menu. They come brined or packed in salt. Either will work, just rinse off the salt if you purchase the latter. Bill will usually leave a little pile on his plate when I cook up the Italian lemon chicken, but he didn’t blink when eating capers in this dip!

Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers | Only 5 ingredients in this magnificent dip!!!

Two Options

Our market has two varieties of smoked salmon: sliced lox and thicker wedges of heat smoked salmon. Testing both was a definite pleasure as they each were splendid options. The latter produced a pinker, slightly less salty and maybe a wee bit more flavorful dip, but you can’t go wrong with either types of smoked salmon.

Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers | Only 5 ingredients in this magnificent dip!!!

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Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers | Only 5 ingredients in this magnificent dip!!!

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Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers

Yields 2 cups dip     adjust servings

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 mins



  • 6 ounces smoked salmon, finely chopped or shredded
  • 4 ounces DairyPure sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained


Chop or shred smoked salmon depend on style of smoked salmon purchased. 

In a medium bowl, beat together DairyPure sour cream and cream cheese. Add Worcestershire sauce. Stir in salmon and capers.

Refrigerate 2 hours before serving. Serve with crackers, bagels or favorite dippers.


Recipe Notes

 Keep leftovers refrigerated. 

Garnish with fresh dill or capers if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 601kcal Calories from fat 484
% Daily Value
Total Fat 54g 83%
Saturated Fat 29g 145%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 1351mg 56%
Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 5g
Protein 24g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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  1. Easy yet fantastic…a perfect holiday appetizer, Liz.

  2. While I don’t eat a lot of seafood, I’d love to try this colorful dip:@)

  3. This is one of my all-time favorite appetizers! Love smoked salmon and this sounds perfect. Pinning!

  4. Love salmon dip! But never even thought to include capers in it — genius idea! Really super recipe — thanks.

  5. Hi Liz – this looks delicious and I have smoked salmon on hand. Hosting the church Christmas party here this weekend – this is too easy NOT to try. I heard you are renovating the kitchen etc… Congrats! We were planning to redo our kitchen in January but don’t have all our ducks in a row yet, as far as lining up contractors, etc. so I fear it maybe a spring project instead… Best wishes that all goes well! I’m excited to hear more. XO

  6. Dear Lizzy, This would be a big hit at Christmas with all the company. xoxox Catherine

  7. This has me drooling. I loooove smoked salmon so this would definitely be a hit around here.

  8. Seriously drooling. Nothing goes better with salmon than capers and something creamy like sour cream or cream cheese. DELICIOUS! I’m absolutely making this for Christmas.

  9. Perfect timing for those holiday get-togethers, Liz, I love smoked salmon and capers so I know I would love this dip! Definitely bookmarking this tasty dip for our next dinner party.

  10. Only 5 ingredients?? And it’s THAT creamy & flavorful?? Count me in!! 🙂

  11. If I had this dip in front of me I would not be sharing it!

  12. Looks sooo good!! Perfect for our holiday party we are having soon!

  13. This is perfect party food! 🙂 YUM!!

  14. I love a dip like this. Perfect for the holidays.

  15. The perfect dip for a New Years Eve party!!

  16. This would be perfect to serve at my NYE party!

  17. This looks very appetising, Liz and love that it’s quick to whip up in time for any party!

  18. This looks incredibly tasty. Perfect for holiday entertaining.

  19. Dairy Pure Sour Cream has become a staple in my kitchen and I love it. Your Salmon Dip would be great for our New Year’s Eve treat.

  20. Smoked salmon is my weakness. I love this!

  21. YUM! Printing for our holiday party!

  22. That sounds terrific and such perfect party food!

  23. I just had the BEST smoked fish dip in Key West- can’t wait to try making my own!

  24. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    This dip would be dangerous for me to have around. Delish!

  25. Yum, this is our kind of creamy dip! This one won’t last long with my family. What delicious flavors with the salmon and capers, Liz and I’ll definitely give Dairy Pure brand a try 🙂

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