This Easy Salmon Cracker Spread is the perfect addition to your appetizer platter! This delicious salmon spread is easy to make and can be made ahead!
Easy Salmon Appetizer Recipe
There are tons of appetizers going on for our Game Day party…let’s face it, besides the actual game the food is the best part!
BUT…we just got through the holidays and I know that I’ve done my share of indulging lately. So I thought why not add in a lighter, slightly more healthy option in between all the nachos and other snacks that are going to be out there for grabbing?
My boys love salmon – my wife does, too. I’ll eat salmon but it’s not going to be my first choice for a seafood dinner. I say this because even if you might think you aren’t a fan of salmon, you should sill give this Easy Salmon Cracker Spread a try.
This Salmon Spread Is Easy To Make For A Quick Appetizer
We’ve got to get this party going…and the boys pitch in to help me get ready. That’s another great part about watching the game, everyone gets to spend time together doing something we love.
Eating and football. Two things we love.
Another pretty amazing thing about this recipe is that it is really easy to put together. It looks fancy but it only took you a few minutes in the kitchen – especially if you’re using that canned salmon we talked about…
How To Make This Salmon Cracker Spread
If you’re starting out with fresh salmon, just give it a little salt and pepper and throw it into the oven for about 12 minutes until it flakes apart.
Let it cool then break it apart with your hands or a fork, then put it into a bowl with cream cheese, fresh dill, mayonnaise, lemon juice and zest and a drizzle of sriracha. You can use a little hot sauce too if you like – it’s not going to make it spicy – it just makes it better.
Mix that together and we’re going to call that app done. Cover it and let it get cold in the fridge while you get the rest of your party together.
You can decorate for your football party with just a few items like these football glasses and these football coasters…
What Else Can I Serve With This Salmon Dip?
Now grab your Easy Salmon Cracker Spread from the fridge, get it into a bowl and place it on a cheese platter like this one. Making up a platter like this with different kinds of cheese, meats, grapes and nuts is a great way to entertain.
It’s a pretty impressive appetizer to put down on a table, and it doesn’t take that long to put it together. I like to have one or two homemade food items on the platter along with mostly store bought items.
The hero on this platter is the Easy Salmon Cracker Spread. The adults and kids will both eat it up, everything goes great with a RITZ Cracker!
Looking For More Easy Appetizers?
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Easy Homemade Guacamole
- Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings
- Homemade Pico de Gallo
- Creamy Jalapeño Dip
This Easy Salmon Cracker Spread is loaded onto RITZ Crackers for the perfect appetizer for Game Day! This delicious salmon spread is made with fresh salmon, dill, cream cheese and mayonnaise…it’s so good!
- 1 lb. fresh or frozen salmon, or you can substitute (3) 5 oz. cans of canned salmon
- 2–3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 2 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- RITZ Crackers for serving
- If using fresh salmon, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Season the salmon lightly with salt and pepper, place on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 12 minuets until the fish flakes apart.
- Remove the skin from the bottom and place into a medium sized bowl to cool.
- Flake the salmon with a fork or your hands, then add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill, salt and pepper, lemon juice and zest.
- Stir to combine then cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.
If using frozen salmon thaw completely before putting in the oven to bake.
If using canned salmon just proceed to adding it to a bowl with the other ingredients.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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