Whole round Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball on a plate with radishes, cucumbers, and crackers

Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball

This Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball tastes like a smoked salmon sandwich but less expensive. Easy, festive, delicious, and affordable | imagelicious.com #smokedsalmon #cheeseball #entertaining #affordable
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, cream cheese, smoked salmon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 48kcal
Author Julia


  • 250 g room temperature cream cheese (1 block)
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon juice and zest
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced red onion
  • 4 teaspoons chopped capers
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill
  • 1/2 cup chopped smoked salmon (about 2 ounces)
  • salt to taste (optional)


  • In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix really well using a spatula or a hand mixer.
    NOTE: it is important to use room temperature cream cheese, otherwise you won't be able to mix well.
  • Shape into a ball and serve with crackers and fresh vegetables such as cucumbers and radishes.
    NOTE: the easiest way to shape the mixture in a bowl is to wrap it in plastic wrap.



Calories: 48kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 30mg | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.1mg