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By Dixie8686

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (20 Votes)
Smoked Salmon Dip with Bagel Chips 1 Picture
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Servings 1
Preparation time 5
Cooking time 5

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, diced small
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 ounces plus 2 more ounces smoked salmon, thinly sliced and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Bagel chips, for serving

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The horseradish adds a nice punch to this smoked salmon dip and the flavor combination is amazing! Serve with bagel

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  • 1 tablespoon sugar
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