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Five Minute Salmon Dip

The Home Cook's Kitchen
This canned salmon dip is a fantastic party appetizer. This is a super easy recipe, that is budget friendly and take just under 5 minutes to be on the table! A creamy dip, bursting with fresh flavours. This dip is an absolute hit in our family, and if you love salmon, then this dip is for you! 
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Pescetarian
Servings 6 people
Calories 187 kcal


  • 14.75 oz canned pink salmon note 1
  • 3 green onions/spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 oz red onion very, very finely sliced note 2
  • ¼ cup parsley very finely chopped
  • cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon to start, adjust according to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Drain salmon and place in a large bowl (bones and all). Mash with a fork until large chunks of meat and bone have been broken up.
  • Add sliced spring onions, diced red onion and chopped parsley. Mix
  • Add mayonnaise, and salt and pepper.
  • Stir until well combined, adjust salt, pepper and mayo to taste.


note 1 - in America I used Bumblebee brand pink salmon and easily found it in supermarkets. In Australia, John West do either a pink or red salmon. I've used both, and they are both great. I do believe pink salmon is cheaper, however!
note 2 - this is really hard to gauge in grams or ounces if it helps it's just slightly under a quarter of an onion.
note 3 - it doesn't make a difference if you use flat leaf or curly parsley!