3-Ingredient Salmon Spread Recipe Has a Smoky Secret Ingredient by Heather Holter

3-Ingredient Salmon Spread Recipe Has a Smoky Secret Ingredient

This creamy, smoky salmon spread recipe is great on everything! The simple appetizer or snack recipe has just three simple ingredients, and is perfect for parties or when you're in a rush for something satisfying and filling.

The ingredient list for this salmon spread is short and simple. Here is your shopping list to make this incredible smoked salmon dip recipe: canned salmon, cream cheese and liquid smoke. Liquid smoke is the secret ingredient to take this seafood spread over the top.

Slather crackers, bagels, toast points or crusty bread with this spread, or use it as a dip for pita chips. I enjoy it on a bagel with my chive and garlic scrambled eggs. How will you use it?

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 1 hour to chill 
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes plus 1 hour to chill 
Servings: 12


  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) salmon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke

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Recipe Notes

  • For some color and extra flavor, garnish with fresh minced chives or green onions.
  • For added nutrition, crush up the soft salmon bones which are loaded with calcium.
  • This recipe could easily be cut in half.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Mix all ingredients together. Cover and chill 1 hour. 
  2. Taste the salmon spread. If you want more smoke flavor add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon more, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, tasting after each addition. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 209

Total Fat: 14.1g

Saturated Fat: 6.4g

Cholesterol: 62mg

Sodium: 131mg

Total Carbohydrate: 0.6g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 0.1g

Protein: 19.1g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 221mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 347mg

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Donna John
Yum! Making this soon. Going to cut the recipe in half because my husband wouldn't eat it. He's the picky one! :)
Elisa Schmitz
I am a huge fan of salmon spread recipes, Heather Holter , and can't wait to try this. Here's my 4-ingredient recipe: food: Easy 4-Ingredient Mediterranean Salmon Spread Recipe: Creamy, Delicious & Nutritious
Leslie W
Or use fresh smoked salmon if you prefer
Heather Holter
That could be added to recipe notes @donna. It is good like that, but this is how mom did it. 💗

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