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salmon mousse on seeded crackers topped with fresh dill on a grey plate on a marble background with a lemon and clear jar and small pinch bowl

Smoked Salmon Mousse

This light and fluffy mousse has swirls of lox (smoked salmon), fresh dill and lemon juice. Make it for a great appetizer or snack!

  • Total Time: 12 minute
  • Yield: ~3 cups


  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, chilled
  • 4 oz lox (smoked salmon)
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh dill
  • juice of half a lemon


  1. In a small or medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until super smooth.
  2. Add in the lox (smoked salmon) and mix until the salmon is present throughout.
  3. Mix in the dill and lemon juice until combined.
  4. In a separate tall, narrow container whip the heavy cream until stabilized (when the cream starts to pull away from the sides of the container in one piece)
  5. Gently fold the stabilized whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully combined.
  6. Serve chilled on crackers, bread, bagels, or more – the possibilities are endless!



  • Small or medium mixing bowl
  • Tall, narrow container like a take out soup container or mason jar
  • Hand mixer with beater and whisk attachments
  • Soft spatula
  • Author: Cori (Sarah) Dyer
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: No Cook
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian

Keywords: smoked salmon mousse, salmon mousse, salmon pâté