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Perfect Smoked Salmon with Dill Spread


  • 1 1/2 pounds smoked salmon
  • Pumpernickel bread

For Dill Spread

  • 1/2 cup good mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup soft cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped dill
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp chopped capers
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill pickle


  1. Whisk mayonnaise and cream cheese until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Serve dill spread with smoked salmon and pumpernickel bread. Perfect for Christmas soirées or tête-à-têtes by the tree.

Recipe Notes

Note that 1 1/2 pounds salmon will serve 8. If you are serving for two, I like to buy the individual packages at Costco and thaw according to needs.