Sometimes, a creamy dip with veggies or crackers is a perfectly satisfying snack. Smoked paprika gives this smoky salmon dip a deep flavor, similar to that of smoked salmon, even though it is made with salmon from a can! It is full of tang from the yogurt and lemon, herby flavor from the chives and dill, and the perfect amount of spice from the blend of black pepper, crushed red pepper, and aleppo pepper. You can whip up this smoky salmon dip in minutes and serve it with some crudités, crusty bread, or crispy crackers. Smear it on bread for a unique smoky salmon dip sandwich!


  • 8 ounces Cream cheese
  • ½ cup full fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 onion, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon aleppo pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 6-ounce can of wild salmon, drained 


Cream together cream cheese and yogurt. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, black pepper, garlic, onion, salt and continue to mix. Add in the smoked paprika, aleppo pepper, chives, and dill. Mix until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Add in the salmon and mix until evenly combined.