Smoked Salmon & Roasted Red Pepper Dippy Dip Dip

Prep Time:5 mins, Cook Time: 0 mins, Total Time: 5 mins

May 6, 2013

Smoked Salmon Dip CollageTo be truthful things have been a little on the busy side at Chez Foti lately. Make that insanely hectic. Way too much flitting to and from the UK for a multitude of reasons, four times in the last few weeks!. Which is all very tiring, both emotionally and physically, and has sadly meant less time to potter in the kitchen putting together new recipes and ideas. Not that we haven’t eaten well, very well indeed. But there’s been a greater reliance on those firm family favourites and the pulling together of goodies from the freezer. I’ve also been on somewhat of a mission to cook and eat my way through five enormously fruitful PSB plants, and probably been a little too reliant on my PSB Pasta and Tart recipes for quickie mid-week suppers. Plus there’s been PSB pizzas, PSB pesto pastas, PSB stir fries and PSB crostini and bruschettas a plenty!

Between the flitting and Mission PSB I’ve managed a few catch ups with friends, involving various nibbles and numerous drinkies. Nibbles at this time of year, as the weather’s happily warming up, usually means a plate of assorted Crostini (including one with the the aforementioned PSB, cooked with anchovies, garlic and chili) and a dip or two with various dipping accompaniments. And my kids adore this too!

This is a dip made in minutes, which is always a bonus in my book, and also makes for a tasty and special sandwich filling, pate or crostini topping. It’s a recipe I ‘stole’ from a friend of mine, Anita, who nearly always turns up at social occasions with a pot of this pink loveliness. It’s a heavenly blitzed-up mix of creme cheese, smoked salmon, roasted red peppers (I use the jarred ones), a little red onion, horseradish, lemon zest and juice, and plenty of black pepper.

The Good Stuff:

Smoked Salmon, Red Peppers, Red Onion, Lemon

Great For:

Parties, Drinks and Nibbles, Starters, Picnics, Kids, Finger Foods, Grown Ups, Sandwiches, Crostini Toppings

Special Equipment:

A food processor or stick blender

Smoked Salmon & Roasted Red Pepper Dippy Dip Dip

Ingredients Prep Time:5 mins, Cook Time: 0 mins, Total Time: 5 mins

150g of Creme Cheese, full fat, light, or extra light depending on how virtuous you’re feeling!
100g of Smoked Salmon trimmings

80g of Roasted Red Peppers – about 2 or 3 (you can make your own but I use the jarred shop bought ones for speed), drained of all oil

zest of ½ a Lemon plus a couple of generous squeezes of juice, to taste

¼ of a small red onion, diced

a heaped teaspoon of Creamed Horseradish

a large pinch of freshly ground Black Pepper

1) Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until you have a smooth and creamy texture. Or alternatively blitz with a hand held stick blender.

2) Season with more black pepper and lemon juice to suit.

3) Eat and devour.

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16 thoughts on “Smoked Salmon & Roasted Red Pepper Dippy Dip Dip

  1. madrexilio

    Luckily I saw your post before going to the market! So I will be able to get what I need to try you suggestions out today 🙂
    Have a nice day!

  2. Anneli (Delicieux)

    Yummy. I love dips. These both sounds wonderful. I would no doubt completely over dip with them both and they would be gone in minutes! So Summery and lovely with a glass of Rose 🙂 Thanks for entering Herbs on Saturday, these are just perfect x

    1. Chez Foti

      Both my kids adore tuna so the tuna dip always goes down well with them, and Jacques suddenly has a taste for smoked salmon and now devours this dip too!

  3. andreamynard

    Both of your dips look yummy Louisa. After an amazingly sunny bank holiday weekend (in England?!) dips, nibbles and drinks outside are very appealing. I’m still enjoying lots of PSB too, very glad of your fab recipes. Hope you have a less stressful time travelling backwards and forwards now.

    1. Chez Foti

      Ah thanks Andrea. No trips planned for a while now so hopefully things will all calm down a little. It’s been a bank holiday here in France today and we’re suffering from the usually British Bank Holiday Rain Syndrome! Another holiday tomorrow and yet more rain predicted. Eh well. Pleased that Britain finally enjoyed a sunny one though!

  4. SquareSparrow

    That smoked salmon dip sounds AMAZING! I’ll certainly give it a try – using Scottish smoked salmon, of course 😉

    1. Chez Foti

      It is a bit, but all part of a grand plan to move back to the UK….sadly due to a multitude of reasons. However looking forward to the summer here and hopefully lots of happy holidays to come 🙂



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