Smoked Salmon Spread is an herby and lemony dish made with cream cheese, smoked salmon, Greek yogurt, fresh herbs, and lemon juice. Serve it over bagels or toast!

If you love the flavor of smoked salmon, try our smoked salmon crostini or cedar plank smoked salmon!

This smoked salmon yogurt spread recipe is creamy and made with bright and fresh vegetables and herbs. It’s perfect for breakfast any day of the week or for a special weekend meal to serve over bagels or toast.

Turn it into a tradition and serve it for Mother’s Day brunch or Easter breakfast each year. You’ll love this creamy dish that tastes like spring with these bold and bright flavors.

 It only takes 10 minutes to make which means you have plenty of time to enjoy your food and family time.   


  • cream cheese
  • smoked salmon
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • shredded cucumber
  • green onions
  • fresh dill
  • lemon juice
ingredients for healthy salmon spread

How to Make Smoked Salmon Spread  

Here is how to make this delicious healthy salmon spread. For a more detailed description, see the recipe card below. 

Combine the cream cheese and smoked salmon in a bowl. 

smoked salmon and cream cheese in a bowl

Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined. 

salmon dip in a bowl

Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Ways to Serve It!

  • Spread over bagels or toast
  • Serve it alongside other breakfast toast, such as avocado toast
  • It makes a delicious smoked salmon dip to serve with crackers, cucumber slices, carrot sticks, or celery.
  • Add it to your crudité platter to serve alongside other dips, such as Greek Yogurt Onion Dip or Feta Cheese Dip.
  • Ditch the tuna and spread this salmon cream cheese spread between two thick slices of bread to make a sandwich. You can even stack it with sliced cucumbers, lettuce, or a slice of cheddar cheese. 

A Few Tips & Notes

Here are some tips for success and variations that you’ll love. 

  • Substitute the smoked salmon for diced cooked shrimp for a delicious twist while keeping the flavor of the sea. 
  • For best texture, make sure to get all the excess moisture out of the cucumbers before mixing in with the cream cheese so the spread does not become watery.
  • This is also a great keto-friendly option. Plain Greek yogurt and cream cheese are high in fat and low in carbs which makes this the perfect meal for everyone in your family.    
salmon spread

How Long Does This Spread Last? 

This salmon spread will last in the refrigerator for up to three days. Make sure it’s in an airtight container or bowl covered with plastic wrap. When you’re ready to eat it, set it on the counter for a few minutes to allow it to warm up slightly before putting it on your toasted bagels.

Salmon spread is amazing when it’s served fresh, however, it’s not great for freezing to eat later. The best ingredients in the spread are most flavorful when they’re fresh. The cucumbers, green onions, and dill are lackluster and the flavor won’t be as strong after thawing. 

All this to say, when you want to eat salmon spread, make it from scratch every time. The good news is that it only takes a few minutes to prepare, so it’s quick and easy.  

What Other Breakfast Dishes Pair Well with This Salmon Spread? 

Here are some amazing options that taste great with the flavors in this smoked salmon yogurt spread. 

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Smoked Salmon Spread Recipe

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  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Smoked salmon yogurt spread is an herby and lemony dish made with cream cheese, smoked salmon, Greek yogurt, fresh herbs, and lemon juice. Serve it over bagels or toast!


Units Scale
  • 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 46 oz. smoked salmon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup peeled and shredded seedless cucumber, squeeze out excess water
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh chopped dill
  • 23 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Add softened cream cheese to a bowl and fold in chopped salmon.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. 
  3. Serve the spread with bagels, toast, or as a dip with crisp veggies, and crackers.


  • Cucumber: Peel the cucumber and using a box grater, grate the cucumber using larger holes. Squeeze out excess water either with your hands or with a few sheets of paper towels. Before mixing into the cream cheese chop the shredded cucumbers. 
  • Leftovers: Keep leftovers stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 68
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 337.8 mg
  • Fat: 5.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.1 mg