We all have those days where we are craving more than the leftovers and yogurt we keep in our refrigerators. To avoid the bland depths of our ice boxes, I recommend keeping this 2-ingredient smoked salmon dip on hand at all times.

This recipe takes less than five minutes, but will taste like a fine dining experience. Served on sliced cucumber or artisan crackers, this dip is a crowd-pleaser by all means and will satisfy both your college laziness and your craving for real flavor.

2-Ingredient Smoked Salmon Dip

  • Prep Time:4 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 4 oz hot smoked salmon
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • 1 pinch pepper (optional)
Photo by Margaret Block
  • Step 1

    Begin by placing the room temperature cream cheese into a bowl. Then, cream the cream cheese with a large spoon.

    Photo by Margaret Block
  • Step 2

    Separately, place the smoked salmon on a cutting board and shred with a fork.

    Photo by Margaret Block
  • Step 3

    Combine the shredded smoked salmon and the cream cheese in the bowl and add salt and pepper to taste.


    Photo by Margaret Block
  • Step 4

    Serve on sliced cucumbers, and enjoy.

    Photo by Margaret Block