Smoked Whitefish Salad Recipe

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Smoked Whitefish Salad Recipe

Don’t miss out on this delicious fish pate recipe made by blending smoked whitefish with mayonnaise, yogurt, and herbs. This wonderful combination of ingredients gives this smoked whitefish salad spread its rich and smoky flavors with a hint of tang. The fresh herbs also add a layer of freshness and subtle crunchiness to the dish. Enjoy it over a sliced bagel with cream cheese to make a tasty bagel sandwich.

Tips on Making Smoked Whitefish Salad 

This smoked whitefish salad recipe is a quick and easy appetizer to make. Instead of having to flake the fish meat with a fork, we made it extra convenient with a food processor. There are also a lot of variations you can make with this recipe for it to taste even better. That’s why we listed some helpful tips below.

  • Add more mayonnaise for a more spreadable salad. The smooth texture of this whitefish salad is the key to making it extra appetizing. That’s why increasing the mayonnaise, if desired, can make a lot of difference to its taste and consistency. 
  • Try adding in fresh parsley or chives. You can choose to use these as a substitute for fresh dill. Or, combine all three ingredients for added crunch and herb-like flavor.
  • Substitute sour cream for Greek yogurt or mayonnaise. If you don’t have yogurt, use sour cream instead to mix with the mayonnaise. It will still give your smoked whitefish salad that subtle tanginess and thick, cream-like texture. 
  • Serve over fruits and vegetables. Aside from bagels and crackers, you can also combine this smoked whitefish salad with fruits and vegetables for a carb-free meal. Stuff your tomatoes with this tasty salad or use it as a dip for your cucumber slices. 

How To Make Smoked Whitefish Salad

Make a quick and tasty appetizer for the family with this delicious smoked whitefish salad that’s packed with rich, savory flavors. Enjoy this as a delicious finishing topper for your bread and crackers.

Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins


  • 2 lb smoked whitefish, whole or fillets
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions or scallions, finey chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • lemon juice, freshly squeezed, (1 lemon)
  • salt and pepper, a pinch

To Serve:

  • lemon wedges
  • sliced bread, sliced bagel, or saltine crackers


  1. Peel the skin off from the whitefish. Use a fork to pull the fish meat from the bones. Discard any remaining tiny bones.

  2. Transfer the fish meat into the food processor bowl.

  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients into the bowl. Then, process until it is a smooth puree or flaky and chunky as desired. If needed, add in more olive oil to adjust the consistency.

  4. Serve with lemon wedges, and spread over bread or crackers. Enjoy!


  • Calcium: 36mg
  • Calories: 296kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Potassium: 493mg
  • Protein: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 143mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 77IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is smoked fish healthy?

In general, fish is a necessary protein food that’s packed with vitamins and minerals. A smoked fish is no different from a cooked fish. It’s still a protein-filled food, but with a higher sodium content. When consuming smoked fish, it’s best to eat it occasionally so try to limit your smoked fish intake.

Can you freeze smoked whitefish salad?

It’s better to refrigerate your leftover smoked whitefish salad. Freezing it would affect its overall smooth texture. The mayonnaise will mostly separate or curdle as well. That’s why freezing should be the last option. Make sure that you transfer the mixture into an airtight container. The dish lasts for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator, but it’s better to consume it within 5 days after opening it.



This smoked whitefish salad recipe is a simple yet flavorful dish that you can serve to impress your friends and family. Enjoy this smoked fish dip in a sandwich, over crackers, and even paired with fruits and vegetables!

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