The perfect plate to make ahead and serve to impress your guests when entertaining. It looks elegant but requires zero effort to prepare and tastes delicious. This creamy, chive-filled spread is best served alongside smoked salmon and sourdough with a sprinkle of red onion and capers. 

Can Smoked Salmon with Creamy Chive Spread be made ahead of time?

Yes, the Creamy Chive Spread can be prepared and refrigerated for up to 48 hours prior to serving.

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Smoked Salmon with Creamy Chive Spread Recipe

Smoked Salmon with Creamy Chive Spread

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  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x



Cream Cheese and Chive Dip

  • 250 g (1 cup) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 100 ml (6 tbsp) sour cream
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, roughly chopped (plus a little extra to sprinkle on top)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

To serve:

  • Smoked salmon
  • Red onion rings
  • Baby capers
  • Sourdough bread toasted


  1. Combine ingredients using a whisk.
  2. Sprinkle with extra chives and serve.


MAKE AHEAD – Prepare the Creamy Chive Spread up until 48 hours prior to serving. 

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: entré, smoked salmon, smoked salmon with chive
  • Method: combine