Simple Salmon Dip Recipe

Salmon is one of my favorite easy dinners. I love to season it with fresh lemon juice and garlic, and it can be prepared in a hurry on a busy weeknight. Another way that you can enjoy salmon is with a summertime appetizer! As a dip, you can still enjoy the flavor of salmon on your favorite cracker or pita. This simple dish can be prepared in a few minutes, and it requires almost no prep time. You might have many of the ingredients already, and this is SO much better than buying a store-bought fish dip.

Salmon Dip

To get started with this dip, gather fresh ingredients. You're going to need corn on the cob, swiss chard stalk, sweet onion, red bell pepper, garlic, green onions, cashews, olive oil, mayonnaise, parmigiano reggiano, and salt and pepper to taste. Feel free to get creative though and add extra spice with cayenne pepper or chili powder.

Salmon Dip

Roast corn kernels after removing from the cob with unsalted butter.

Salmon Dip

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Let the dip cool in the fridge before serving. You can spread this dish on a cracker, Triscuit, or even use pita bread.

Salmon Dip
Salmon Dip

Salmon Salad Dip

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This salmon salad dip is perfect for a party!


  • 2 cups salmon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn off the cob, pan roasted
  • 1/2 cup swiss chard stalk, diced
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, sliced
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons of toasted cashews, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of EVOO
  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Prep. Pan roast corn kernels removed from cob with 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add chilled chopped salmon, corn, swiss chard stalks, onion, red bell pepper, garlic and green onion. Mix well.
  3. Add EVOO, mayonnaise, grated Parmigiano Reggiano and toasted cashews. mix thoroughly.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place in refrigerator to chill.
  6. Serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 609Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 820mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 31g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information should only be used as a general guideline.

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