We love this Smoked Salmon Canapes recipe because it's such an easy twist on smoked salmon fish dip and makes for the best easy appetizer recipe!
Smoked Salmon Canapes
This rich, delicious smoked salmon fish dip is a delicious appetizer for everything from backyard parties to more upscale affairs. Serve it with crostini or pita chips and watch it disappear!
I love to serve this to family and friends on extra special occasions because while it's an easy recipe, it just feels so fancy.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It uses simple ingredients to deliver big flavor.
- It's an easy recipe that's done in just minutes.
- It looks fancy, but it's so simple!
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How to Make Smoked Salmon Canapes
This super-versatile recipe is easy to make and loaded with flavor. You'll be all done in no time, but your guests will think you've been in the kitchen crafting this dip for hours. And that's really the magic, isn't it?
All the ingredients you'll need for this recipe are listed below, but you'll find the exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Cream cheese
- Smoked salmon
- Lemon, juiced
- Sour cream
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
Instructions for how to make Smoked Salmon Canapes
This recipe is incredibly easy to make. It only takes a few simple ingredients, a few simple steps, and a few minutes. You'll be in and out of the kitchen in no time, and you'll be sporting a bowlful of some of the fanciest dip your guests have ever had!
The recipe overview is right here, but you'll find the exact ingredients in the recipe card at the end of the post.
1: Process cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, and lemon juice in a food processor.
2: Add the remaining ingredients and process again until you have a creamy dip with little chunks of smoked salmon.
Substitutions and Variations
- You can use full-fat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream if you need to.
- If you don't have a lemon, you can use RealLemon juice instead.
- For a zesty kick, add red pepper flakes.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Food processor
How to Store Smoked Salmon Canapes
Refrigerator: Store for up to 3 days in an air-tight container.
Freezer: Do not freeze this dip. The mayonnaise will break and create a watery, gross mess.
- Process the cream cheese mixture base until smooth and creamy.
- Don't overprocess the dip. You want little chunks of smoked salmon for texture.
- This is best served on crostini, but you can also serve it with pita chips or bagel chips.
FAQs about our Easy Appetizer Recipe
What are smoked salmon canapes?
Smoked salmon canapes are small slices of crostini tipped with smoked salmon dip.
Where do canapes come from?
Canapes originated in France in the mid-1800s when a chef invented a new appetizer by putting a savory topping on top of a piece of toast.
Are smoked salmon canapes easy to make?
They are incredibly easy to make! All you need is some measuring cups and spoons and a food processor!
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Smoked Salmon Canapes
- In a food processor, add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and the juice of the lemon.
- Process until well combined.
- Then add the smoked salmon, capers, dill (make sure to remove the stems), salt, and pepper and then process.
- Make sure you don’t let it process for too long, so you keep little chunks of smoked salmon for texture.
- Serve with toast or crostini.