This 4-ingredient smoked salmon dip is so easy to make, loaded with flavor and provides a ton of protein. Serve with crackers and veggies as an appetizer or pack it up for a work lunch! Paleo-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free. This post is sponsored by Simple Mills.
As you know I’m all about quick and easy recipes. As much as a I like being in the kitchen and creating new healthy recipes, I also really like to keep things simple. Which is why I’m totally loving this 4-ingredient smoked salmon dip.
It takes about 5 minutes to prepare and you can use it in a variety of ways. Serve it up to guests as a party appetizer, make a batch as part of your weekly meal-prep for snacking throughout the week or use it to make a protein snack pack for lunch. Or heck, do all three!
Most folks don’t think about packing a dip for lunch, but it’s such an easy and fun idea. Plus, this smoked salmon dip paired with crackers and veggies makes for a healthy and hearty option. I love the creamy, salty flavor and the fact that it’s loaded with protein and omega-3s!
For this recipe I’m partnering with one of my favorite real food brands, Simple Mills. I’ve mentioned their almond flour banana muffin mix before (so good!), but now they have a new line of sprouted seed crackers that we’ve been enjoying as well.
What makes these crackers unique is that they’re made with sprouted seeds. I honestly haven’t talked much about sprouting here on EBF yet, but I often buy sprouted products. Why? Most nuts and seeds have a protective barrier that keep the good stuff (like nutrients) inside. The sprouting process removes this layer, making the seed’s vitamins and minerals more accessible to your body and allowing the seed to be digested easier. Plus, sprouted seeds tend to have higher protein and fiber, and a lower glycemic index than those that aren’t sprouted. I also like the fact that these crackers have a short ingredient list with simple, whole food ingredients and they are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free and corn-free. They’re also calorie-free. Just kidding… had to see if you were really paying attention. 😉
But the most important part is that they taste good, right? Luckily Simple Mills has that part down too!
For this recipe I went with a bagel, lox and cream cheese theme so I paired the smoked salmon dip with the everything flavored crackers. The other flavors available include original, garlic & herb and jalapeño. I think the jalapeño might be my favorite of them all because they pack a good amount of heat. I’m sure you’ve noticed, but this girl loves a little spice.
One additional point about the crackers is that they hold up well with dipping! Flimsy crackers and chips that break when you use them for dipping are a pet peeve of mine. Luckily these sprouted seed crackers work great for dipping — even with thicker dips like this smoked salmon dip!
Ready to try this dip yourself? Here’s the simple recipe. I can’t wait to hear what you think.
4-Ingredient Smoked Salmon Dip
- 4 oz smoked salmon
- 3 Tablespoons cream cheese (I used Kite Hill)*
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped (plus more for garnish)
- capers (to garnish)
- Simple Mills Sprouted Seed Everything Crackers
- Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until salmon is chopped well and everything is combined. Do not over process. Place dip in a small serving container, garnish with fresh dill and capers. Serve with everything crackers for dipping.
- For the protein packed lunch: package up the smoked salmon dip with crackers, veggies and a hard boiled egg.
*I kept this dairy-free by using Kite Hill almond milk cream cheese. Feel free to use regular cream cheese if that's what you have on hand.
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This post is sponsored by Simple Mills. Learn more about how Simple Mills is making Back-to-School and Back-to-Work season simple & fun here.