Do you ever have the kind of day or week where all you want to do is go home and eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s?
Come on, admit it. You’ve been there.
I’m having that kind of week. Work has been slow. I feel fat. My dog has been sick all over the house. One ex-boyfriend got engaged this week, and another married. Perfect timing, right?
Believe it or not, I somehow didn’t shove my face with Cherry Garcia. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely fixed the problem with food… but this time I decided to make a snack that is more along the lines of my own personal comfort food. This dip is an ode to one of my absolute favorite meals: A great Jewish Bagel and Lox spread. Nothing beats it.
Smoked Salmon Dip
1 8oz tub of Whipped Greek Cream Cheese (or other light cream cheese)
2 Tablespoons Fresh Dill
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
4oz Smoked Salmon, chopped
1. In a food processor, combine the cream cheese, fresh dill, and lemon juice. Add HALF of the chopped smoked salmon. Process until smooth.
2. Add the rest of the smoked salmon and stir by hand keeping the rest of the salmon in bigger pieces. Serve with Slices of Everything Bagel, Everything Pretzel Crisps, Bagel Chips, or veggies.
Recipe slightly adapted from: Cooking Light
A few things about this recipe… besides the fact that it’s super delicious and awesome.
Greek Cream Cheese. Try it. It’s amazing! Light Cream Cheese and Greek Yogurt mixed together to bring to you a sweeter tasting product with the same consistency as regular cream cheese. Lower in fat, higher in protein. Win-win situation here.
Gourmet Garden. My new lifesaver. You can buy these in the refrigerated produce section at your grocery store. They are pre-washed and chopped fresh herbs in a tube that will last much longer than buying the fresh leaves. You can freeze them too!
Smoked Salmon. Every good Jew knows. Every good friend of a Jew should know too. This stuff is gold. Simply delicious and salty. If you don’t know what it is, get with it. You can buy it most places but I highly recommend checking out the selection at Trader Joe’s. They have one variety that is a 4oz container that is already in pieces that will save you some money. I think it’s <$4.
Now that I’ve consumed almost a quarter of this dip… I can say that I am totally starting to feel better! 🙂