The other day I had to prepare a last minute healthy snackboard for a somewhat unexpected supper.
A manic pantry and fridge search turned up a tub of natural pot set yoghurt, a can of salmon, a 50g packet of smoked salmon, caperberries and dill, which I keep chopped in the freezer. Perfect for a healthy dip!
Bursting with tangy flavour from the capers , the dip can be whizzed up in no time and is a healthy low fat alternative to store bought ones, which are normally cream cheese based and can contain various additives.
The dip was so good there was no leftovers. Luckily, I saved half a batch for our pleasure and used it to top hard boiled eggs for breakfast the next day. Deliciousness.
Makes 2 cups / for 4-6 people as a snack
Smoked salmon dip
The dip is quick to make and goes well with eggs or even mixed in with cold pasta for a tasty salad. Low in fat and additives, it is a nutritious alternative to store bought dips.
- 200g natural pot set yoghurt
- 210g can of pink or red salmon, drained
- 50g smoked salmon
- 2 sprigs spring onion
- 2 tbsp capers + 1 tbsp caper juice
- 1 tbsp chopped dill
- pepper to taste
To make the dip: chop smoked salmon and spring onions into small pieces. Break up canned salmon with a fork. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Season wit pepper to taste. Chill until needed.
To serve: place in a serving bowl and serve with water crackers, toasted bread or as a topping for hard boiled eggs or even pasta.
Tip: the dip will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 days.
I LOVE salmon dip and this looks easy enough for even to me to make…
And it is that simple! Enjoy :-)
For being unprepared you were very prepared! :)
Haha I ALWAYS have canned tuna and salmon on hand – great for snacking :-)
Oh yum! The last photo is stunning. LOVE it!
Thanks Penny! It tasted as good as it looked too!
I would eat this for lunch or dinner. It sounds delicious. I must try it as I also think my boys would love it.
I like that. It’s cheaper to use half and half on the salmon and so artful! Great recipe.
I haven’t tried it before with a yogurt but I did with mayonnaise. I usually prepare salmon for our lunch time and now I can create a new dish for salmon with the help of your recipe.
Thanks! Glad I could help – yoghurt is much lower in calories than mayo too, and higher in calcium. Win win!
This dip looks amazing – especially on the egg. I often substitute different kinds of cream with yoghurt. I can never taste the difference, and you don’t get all the guilt.
Exactly! I’ve been trying to use more and more yoghurt instead of sour cream recently… Guilt free snacking rocks!
Love the simplicity of the recipe. I was just looking for a satisfactory seafood dip recipe yesterday and could find one…problem no solved! :-)
Wow, what a coincidence! Hope you enjoy it!
oh, yummo. this dip is right up my alley. i might make this soon.
I thoroughly recommend Laura – great as a breaky spread on your bagels too!
Just tried it this morning.It was SUPERB! LOVE IT! Added a pinch of chili powder – perfect for this winter day!
Oooh yum – chilli sounds like a great addition. Glad you enjoyed it!
Delicious, I am definitely going to try this, thanks!
[…] cucumber. My most recent favourite is salmon and yoghurt cream cheese dip – you can use this yoghurt dip version as a base. I’m also thinking of making a smoked mackerel […]