Seattle Smoked Salmon Dip

Published January 6, 2017. Updated November 15, 2018

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Smoked Salmon Dip is packed with so many layers of flavors that all blend so perfectly. With just one taste you’ll be smitten! It’s perfect for parties or a game day snack.

Smoked Salmon Dip in a blue and white striped bowl set over a dark blue plate. Bowl is surrounded by a circle of crackers.

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The flavors of this dip are reminiscent to a holiday cheeseball but made just that much better with the depth of flavor from the smoked salmon and the McCormick Guacamole seasoning in it!

Plus this dip is creamier and not so thick that you break cracker after cracker as with most cheeseballs.

What better time to make this crave-worthy dip than during football season?

Now that the holidays are over it seems like all the fun went with them but having football games to cheer for, of course which are paired with plenty of good party foods, gives families and friends something to look forward to during such a drab month.

Ingredients needed for smoked salmon dip shown here. Includes cream cheese, mayonnaise, greek yogurt, white cheddar, green onions, lemons, seasoning, smoked salmon.

Ingredients You’ll Need for This Recipe

  • Cream cheese
  • Sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Light mayonnaise
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Lemon
  • Guacamole seasoning mix
  • Milk
  • Smoked salmon
  • Green onions

How to Make Smoked Salmon Dip

  • Whip cream cheese in a bowl until fluffy.
  • Blend in cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, lemon juice and seasoning.
  • Mix in enough milk to reach desired consistency.
  • Fold in salmon and green onions.
  • Chill 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Smoked Salmon Dip salmon dip in a serving bowl with a plate of crackers.

Perfect Game Day Snack!

This rich and cheesy dip is a perfect halftime snack for Saturdays upcoming game against Seattle vs. Detroit.

And as a matter of fact McCormick has teamed me up against another food blogger representing the opposing team – one of my best blogging friends, Averie Sunshine from Averie Cooks!

Averie has made a simple yet delicious looking Motor Coney Dip to represent Detroits team (I can’t wait to try that one too)! Which of our teams will win? Guess we’ll find out Saturday.

Close up image of smoked salmon dip.

Update! Last week my Seattle-themed dip was victorious! This week, I am going head-to-head with Averie from Averie Cooks and her Atlanta-themed dip Sweet Georgia Peach and Pecan Dip. Pair with my dip and you’ve got two perfect appetizers for the Seattle vs. Atlanta game!

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Seattle Smoked Salmon Dip

This rich cream cheese and smoked salmon based dip packed with so many layers of flavors, and they all blend together so perfectly. With just one taste you'll be smitten! It's perfect for parties or a game day snack.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups
Servings: 12
Prep10 minutes
Ready in: 10 minutes


  • 1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup finely shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pkg. McCormick Guacamole Seasoning Mix
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp milk, as needed
  • 4 oz. smoked salmon, skin and bones removed, flaked
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onions, plus more for topping


  • In a mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer whip cream cheese until light and fluffy. 
  • Add cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, lemon juice and seasoning mix then blend to combined. 
  • Mix in enough milk to reach desired consistency. 
  • Fold in salmon and green onions. Preferably chill 1 hour or until ready to serve. 
  • Garnish with more green onions and serve with crackers or crusty baguette slices.
  • Recipe source: adapted from McCormick
Nutrition Facts
Seattle Smoked Salmon Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 321mg14%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.
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