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

Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers

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

When the finickiest member of the family asks if there is more salmon dip, you know you’ve hit a homerun. The bonus is two fold,  super easy to make and a list of ingredients so small that you don’t need to write them down on your shopping list!

Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers | Only 5 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 capers-laden smoked 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!

holiday party dip made with smoked salmon, and capers

Salmon Appetizer with Capers

It takes 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 smoked 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!

2 bowls of creamy smoked salmon dip with crackers on the side

Smoked Salmon 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.

a bowl of Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers sitting on top of a container of DairyPure brand sour cream

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

Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers

With just five ingredients, this recipe for Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers takes very little time to make and is the perfect holiday party appetizer!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups dip 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


  • 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.


Keep leftovers refrigerated.

Garnish with fresh dill or capers if desired.


  • Calories: 601kcal
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 1351mg
  • Fat: 54g
  • Saturated Fat: 29g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 174mg
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39 comments on “Easy Smoked Salmon Dip with Capers”

  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. 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 🙂

  26. Made this. Used graavlox rather than regular smoked salmon. I personally will cut down a little bit on the capers.

  27. This dip sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Yum! This looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

  29. I think I would try the hot smoked salmon first. I am loving all the capers! A favorite of mine!

  30. How did you know I have been craving smoked salmon?! Sign me up!

  31. This is perfect for a brunch! I can imagine not being able to walk away if served with some bagel chips or crusty bread.

  32. Smoked salmon dips always disappear in minutes around here. Loving the addition of capers!

  33. Such a hit for my smoked salmon loving boys!

  34. A perfect appetizer!!

  35. This is my new favorite dip for the summer! I love how easy it is to make too. Thanks for a great recipe!

  36. This dip recipe comes just in time for the upcoming football season. Dips are a particular favorite when a bunch of us get together to watch the game. Since salmon is one of my favorite fish and fish dip one of my favorite appetizers, this salmon dip has my name written all over it. Quick, easy and delicious, a home run for sure!

  37. This is perfect for my family when they watch football on Sunday!

  38. I just adore smoked salmon! And I love how easy this is to make!

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