Healthy Smoked Salmon Dip

Losing weight doesn’t have to mean giving up on delicious foods. Embracing a diet rich in proteins while still indulging in savory treats is a sustainable and enjoyable way to maintain your health goals. One delightful example is a homemade smoked salmon dip, a versatile dish that can serve as a flavorful snack or a light meal. This recipe, inspired by fresh, market-bought smoked salmon, is not only easy to prepare but also packed with flavor and nutritional benefits.

Ingredients: Crafting Your Smoked Salmon Dip

  • Smoked Salmon: 4 ounces, freshly smoked if available
  • Whipped Cream Cheese: 2 tablespoons, for a smooth texture
  • Crème Fraîche: 2 tablespoons, or substitute with sour cream for a tangy touch
  • Fresh Dill: 2 teaspoons chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried if fresh is unavailable
  • Smoked Paprika: 1/2 teaspoon, for a subtle smoky flavor
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste, for seasoning
  • Lemon Juice: From half a lemon, adds a fresh zest
  • Worcestershire Sauce: A few dashes to enhance the overall flavor profile

Step-by-Step Recipe Instructions

  1. Prep the Ingredients: Start by roughly chopping the smoked salmon into bite-sized pieces. If you’re using fresh dill, chop it finely.
  2. Mixing the Dip: In a mixing bowl, combine the smoked salmon with the whipped cream cheese and crème fraîche. Add the chopped dill, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add Liquids: Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce to the mix.
  4. Blend the Ingredients: Using a fork, blend all the ingredients until well combined. For a smoother texture, you can use a food processor, but a chunky consistency adds a delightful texture.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the dip with low-carb tortilla chips or fresh vegetables. If you like a spicy kick, add some hot sauce to taste or serve it on the side.

Nutritional Benefits: Why Include This Dip in Your Diet?

  • High in Protein: Smoked salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein, essential for muscle repair and growth.
  • Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for heart health and cognitive function.
  • Low Carb: This recipe is designed to be low in carbohydrates, making it suitable for those following a ketogenic or low-carb diet.

Serving Suggestions

This smoked salmon dip is perfect for entertaining, as a quick snack, or even as a light dinner. Pair it with an assortment of raw vegetables, such as cucumber slices and carrot sticks, for a healthy and satisfying meal.

FAQs About Smoked Salmon Dip

  1. Can I use store-bought smoked salmon for this recipe? Yes, store-bought smoked salmon works perfectly for this recipe. If possible, choose salmon that has been minimally processed to ensure the best flavor and nutritional value.
  2. Is there a dairy-free alternative for cream cheese and crème fraîche? You can substitute both with dairy-free alternatives like cashew or almond-based cream cheese and sour cream to cater to dairy-free dietary needs.
  3. How long can I store this smoked salmon dip? This dip is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
  4. What are some healthy alternatives to tortilla chips for serving with this dip? For a lower-calorie option, serve the dip with sliced vegetables such as bell peppers, cucumbers, or celery.
  5. Can I make this dip in advance? You can prepare this dip a day in advance to allow the flavors to meld together more profoundly. Store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Healthy Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Explore how to make a delicious, healthy smoked salmon dip with our easy recipe. Perfect for weight loss with high protein and low carbs, this dip pairs beautifully with low-carb tortilla chips or fresh veggies. Dive into a creamy, flavorful snack that supports your health goals!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 75 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz smoked salmon roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried dill)
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 – 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the Salmon: If not already prepped, chop the smoked salmon into bite-sized pieces.
  • Combine Ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, add the chopped smoked salmon, whipped cream cheese, and crème fraîche. Stir to combine.
  • Add Flavorings: Sprinkle the dill, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper over the salmon mixture. Drizzle with lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Mix Well: Using a fork, mix all the ingredients until they are well combined and the mixture is slightly chunky. For a smoother dip, blend in a food processor for a few seconds.
  • Adjust Seasonings: Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice as needed.
  • Serve: Serve the dip chilled with low-carb tortilla chips, fresh vegetable sticks, or as a spread on low-carb crackers.

Video

@watchlolita Easy, Healthy Snack: Smoked Salmon Dip 🐟 11g protein, 2g carbs, 151 calories ✨INGREDIENTS * 4 oz smoked salmon * 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese  * 2 tablespoon creme fraiche * 2 teaspoons fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon dried dill * 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika * Pinch of salt and pepper * 1/2 lemon, juiced * A few dashes of Worcestershire sauce #easyhealthysnacks #smokedsalmon #smokedsalmondip #healthysnacks #healthydips #lowcarbsnacks #ketosnacks #easyhealthyrecipes ♬ original sound – Lolita 🦋 50+ Wellness

Notes

Substitutions: Dairy-free cream cheese and sour cream can be used for a dairy-free version.
Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 254mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 290IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.4mg
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Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carricohttp://thisisradiance.com
Exploring the art of graceful aging, I share my journey and tips on wellness, beauty, and nutrition for women embracing their vibrant 40s and beyond.

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