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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala – Who doesn’t love a good dip to complement the main dish? Live Well Alabama’s Lemon and Salmon Dip is perfect for dipping bell peppers, carrot sticks or celery. The recipe makes an excellent game day snack or appetizer for a dinner party.

“Salmon is a great protein to incorporate into a healthy diet since it’s one of the foods with the highest amount of omega-3 fats. Omega-3s are an essential fatty acids that are linked to positive brain development in babies and heart disease prevention among adults. It’s recommended adults 18 years and older obtain 1.1 to 1.6 grams of omega-3s daily. One 3-ounce serving of salmon can have up to 1.25 grams.”

–Sofia Sanchez, Alabama Extension Specialist and Registered Dietitian


  • One can pink salmon, 7 ounces, drained and deboned
  • ¼ cup low-fat sour cream
  • ½ cup celery, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Pro Tips

If salmon isn’t available, use canned tuna or chicken. Don’t forget the zest! Zest is grated lemon peel that adds tons of flavor. Before juicing, lightly rub a whole lemon against a cheese grater with smaller holes if you don’t have a zester.


  1. Combine all ingredients except paprika in a small bowl. Mix well.
  2. Sprinkle paprika evenly on top.
  3. Cover and refrigerate. Serve chilled with assorted raw vegetables for dipping.

Want to learn more? Step-by-step instructions for the Lemon and Salmon Dip recipe and an instructional video are available at LiveWellAlabama.com.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Live Well Alabama recipes are all about trying fruits and veggies in tasty, easy, and budget-friendly ways,” said Katie Funderburk, Alabama SNAP-Ed coordinator. “Our recipes are easy to prepare and don’t require fancy kitchen equipment!”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.

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