Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapist)
This ‘nutritious and delicious’ dip is great as a summer snack or party dish with crudites or a lunch with some healthy sourdough too. Nutritionally, smoked salmon provides us with high-quality protein (important in the production of hormones, enzymes, growth and repair of cell), essential omega-3 fats (important in reducing inflammation, making cell membranes more permeable – including that of the egg cell, keeping the heart, skin, brain, joints and eyes healthy and several vitamins and minerals including vitamins B, D and selenium which are all important for health and also fertility.
Chives contain detoxifying sulphur and anti–inflammatory quercetin and complement the smoked salmon in this dip perfectly.
Smoked Salmon and Chive Dip
Makes 2 ramekins (double up as appropriate)
40g cream cheese
150g smoked salmon
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
20g creme fraiche
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper, to taste
Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and using a blender, blend until smooth. Transfer into a serving dish, or into individual ramekins and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.