Oh 2020, you were one of a kind! The days were long, but the months went past like a flash. It is the end of October and it is nearly Christmas. I know this Christmas will be different and very special for many of us. We all hope to see our families and friends again after a long time being separated. I also know that we will be celebrate big and have delicious food on our tables. One of my favorite Christmas foods is seafood. That's why today I would like to share a very easy recipe that will receive a lot of compliments. This easy hot smoked salmon dip is done in 5 minutes. No blender, no cooking, no cleaning up! Sounds good?
This recipe might sound a bit expensive because you will need to buy hot smoked salmon which is not cheap. You might even think it is easier and cheaper just to buy one from the shop. BUT, first of all, this recipe will yield more the 180g of the dip you could buy from your deli, and second, the taste of this dip will be so much better than anything you could ever buy. It is really worth it! We are speaking about Christmas after all 🙂
Here is one more thing about this salmon dip that I have to mention. It is not just delicious and easy to make but it is also really good for you. Unlike the store varieties, this dip made with natural yoghurt. Paired with salmon, lemon and capers it comes with lots of health benefits. And any dish that is delicious AND healthy is my kind of dish.
Health Benefits Of Capers
I know you have heard enough about the health benefits of salmon (hello omega 3!) and lemons (hello vitamin C!) but did you know that capers are an unexpectedly large source of natural antioxidants that show promise for fighting cancer and heart disease when added to meals? (source) It is no wonder capers are a big part of the Mediterranean diet!
As I promised, you can make this recipe in 5 minutes. Here is a very quick HOW-TO:
Easy Hot Smoked Salmon Dip
Easy hot smoked salmon dip
- 100 g of hot smoked salmon
- 3 tablespoon of natural or Greek yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- lemon zest of a quarter of a lemon
- 1 teaspoon of capers
- Using a fork break up the salmon fillets into very small bits.
- Chop capers in small bits.
- Add salmon, capers, lemon juice and lemon zest and combine.
- You can add some black pepper if you wish. Some fresh herbs, like dill, or anything you prefer, will be a tasty addition.
- Serve as a part of a dip and cheese platter or just enjoy it on a fresh piece of bread for breakfast.
- Do NOT add salt to the dip. Capers will add enough saltiness to the dish.
- You can keep this dip in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.
Hi Elena, can I make the dip the night before?
Hi Laura, you sure can! 🙂