You’ve heard me talk about my brother-in-law Sam before and I’ve even mentioned his mom Joy before. (She’s the creator of that wonderful Caesar Salad dressing that’s been floating around for 20+ years). Sam definitely inherited the cooking gene from Joy.
Well this dip/spread is another of her recipes that’s been handed down and passed around forever. It’s on Sam’s website and in his first cookbook. It’s so easy and so delicious…cream cheese, lox (aka smoked salmon), chopped hard boiled egg and green onion. Yum. It’s great as an appetizer served with bagel crisps or pita chips. (I just took some to a friend’s Hanukkah party and everyone loved it…I think every trace of it was eaten and they all wanted the recipe.) In fact, if you’re going to take it to or serve it at a party, make a double batch and keep some for yourself…it’s yummy for breakfast or brunch or lunch on a bagel too.
Sam’s Mom’s Lox Dip
4 ounces sliced lox, chopped
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 green onions, white and light green parts only, chopped fine (save some for garnish)
1 hard-boiled egg, grated or chopped fine
Freshly ground pepper
Bagel crisps, pita chips or any other interesting cracker-type thing you like
Combine the lox, cream cheese, mayo, green onion and egg in a bowl and mix well. Scoop into a serving bowl and garnish with the extra chopped green onion.
Serve with bagel crisps or pita chips for dipping or spread on a bagel (an “everything” bagel is really good here!) for a nosh.