Lynette’s homemade smoked salmon patè

Thinking of an exciting and healthy lunch can be a challenge.  Our lunches are often boring – sandwiches, salad, leftovers or soup. My friend Lynette’s smoked salmon patè is a tasty and simple option. It’s perfect for your packed lunch or for a quick healthy snack at home. You can enjoy it on crackers, fresh bread, toast or even on a baked potato.


I followed Lynette’s recipe and made it for my lunch today – I can honestly say it is the best smoked salmon patè I’ve ever tasted. It is so creamy and delicious!

Lynette has kindly shared her simple homemade recipe with you…



1 tub of light cream cheese

1 packet smoked salmon trimmings (if you can’t find these then use a small packet of regular smoked salmon)

Lemon juice

Black pepper

Freshly cut chives


  1. Mix the cream cheese, smoked salmon and a good squeeze of lemon juice together. If you like smooth pate, whizz it in a mini food processor at this point.
  2. Now add some freshly cut chives-add as much or as little as you like. Season to taste.
  3. If you can’t find fresh chives, use a cream cheese with chives already added.
  4. Experiment with different flavours of cheese and different fish/vegetable. Smoked mackerel, roasted vegetables, roasted mushrooms all make alternatives and you can find cream cheese with spring onion and black pepper or garlic and herbs. A teaspoon of creamed horseradish adds a kick if you like that!
  5. Serve with crackers, toast, fresh bread etc.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.


I hope you are inspired by this healthy, speedy and scrumptious smoked salmon patè. Enjoy!

Keep smiling 🙂



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95 Responses to Lynette’s homemade smoked salmon patè

  1. Tori Gabriel says:

    Another great recipe (and nice and easy). I went back to work today from maternity and I’m already sick of sandwiches for lunch!

  2. This looks such a yummy and filling recipe! I always just have beans on my jacket potato but I’ve been inspired to try something else!

  3. Rachel says:

    This looks and sounds absolutely delightful, definitely adding this to my list to make x

  4. I had no idea pate was so easy. This looks amazing! Fiance will love this – we’re uge fanse of smoked salmon

  5. Ana De Jesus says:

    My friend is in love with salmon so I will pass on this recipe to him. Thank you for sharing x

  6. Rebel Lux says:

    This looks delectable. Must try it soon! Thank you for sharing.

  7. laura447 says:

    #foodporn. This looks delicious and I will definitely be making this. I think my little boy would like it too! Thanks to Lynette 😉 thanks for sharing.


  8. Lil says:

    This sounds wonderful! I am pinning this on my list of recipes to make! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

  9. TheLondonMum says:

    We love making salmon pate at home. Smoked mackerel pate is amazing too!

  10. A great way to get Omega 3’s and a beautiful holiday dish!

  11. Renna says:

    Great suggestion for lunch. I always wondered what people do with the trimmings that you can buy in the shop. This is a great sandwich filler for any day. Thanks for sharing.

  12. When I was still eating bagels one of my most favorite things was bagel with cream cheese and salmon. There is something about cream cheese + salmon combo that my taste buds very happy!

  13. When I was still eating bagels one of my most favorite things was bagel with cream cheese and salmon. There is something about cream cheese + salmon combo that makes my taste buds very happy!

  14. This looks very tasty. I will be trying out the recipe.

  15. Ashleigh says:

    My husband would love this recipe! Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to make it!

  16. Jordan Daniel says:

    yum yum yum! i love salmon & will definitely have to try your recipe!

  17. This looks absolutely delicious and sounds surprisingly easy to make! xxx

  18. This looks like the perfect appetizer for thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing

  19. Kami says:

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this out. I agree with previous commented that this perfect for Thanksgiving. I would be honored for you to check out our conference and affiliate program! We need amazing bloggers like you.

  20. positivelystacey says:

    This would be so pretty (and yummy) to bring to a party as an appetizer – served in a blow on a plate surrounded with a sliced baguette. This is definitely a swoon recipe! Thank you!

  21. I am very unimaginative when it comes to lunches… I might suggest these to hubby to try with the girls tough!

  22. tracey112 says:

    I am not really a pate fan but I really want to try this it looks so easy to make and delicious. I love your recipes they give me so much inspiration

  23. Brooke says:

    I made some last year and made a sandwich out of it. It’s one of my most looked at recipes still. Mostly in England. I named mine Bow Chicky Bow Wow.

  24. this is one of those recipes that is good to have on hand for a ‘filling’ for something whether it be in a pepper, on crackers, multiple bowls. . . .

  25. Oh this looks so yummy – and so simple to make. I might try it 🙂 Kaz x

  26. kacielmorgan says:

    I think this would be the ideal jacket potato filling! Your photos are looking great lately too x

  27. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops says:

    This looks really nice, I have been looking for new ideas and this seems perfect! Thanks for sharing =)

  28. I love smoked salmon and my husband would love this pate. I think I’ll forward the recipe to him to make it this weekend!

  29. winifredjac says:

    I love dips or spreads with cream cheese. This looks super simple to make, too.

  30. Jaclyn Kent says:

    That looks absolutely delicious. My husband isn’t a fan of fish, but I may have to try this when he’s traveling! 😉

  31. This is such an easy and delicious recipe! I need to give it a try
    Thanks for sharing:)

  32. jvkom says:

    I need more fish in my life. This recipe looks perfect!

  33. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I bet that would be the first thing to go at a party! It sounds phenomenal!

  34. Olfa Turki says:

    Oh wow, that looks mouth watering. I had no idea making pate is very easy.

  35. Scraps says:

    While I don’t find leftovers a boring lunch option, I do agree this smoked salmon spread sounds very tasty. I wouldn’t hesitate to serve it to friends or have it as part of brunch.

  36. sabina sher says:

    I saw this on your Instagram – it looks great and such a good idea! I would never have thought of this!

  37. warobean says:

    Even though I’m an adventurous eater and cooking all the time – I STILL have not done a fish pate’ like this. Time to break down walls.

  38. Susannah says:

    Sounds tasty and perfect for a dinner party!

  39. I love all things salmon but I’ve never tried this recipe. I’d love to make it this weekend when I have company coming because it sounds amazing. I hope mine looks as good as yours when I make it.

  40. smoked salmon is one of my favourite things, so I know I will love this. It sounds really easy to make too. Gonna be trying this one out

  41. babyfoote says:

    Oh I think I’ll have to make this; I’m trying to introduce fish to my baby. I always think of my grandma when I think of salmon sandwiches. I wonder if she’d have liked this.

  42. Liz Mays says:

    This would be a wonderful thing to serve at one of my upcoming parties. It looks divine!

  43. kellyharrold says:

    This looks great! I miss eating pate!

  44. A perfect accompaniment to cheese and crackers! I might actually give this one a go!

  45. Omg yummy!!! So giving this a pin so I can give it a try myself!!

  46. dominika says:

    Looks so amazing. In Poland, where I come from, we prepare tuna with mayo and looks very similar but I believe this might be very similar, yet healthier. I will definitely try it out and let you know 🙂 xx


  47. Okay, so now I’m starving. Starving I tell you! I need this in my life now!

  48. mya.k says:

    It looks so good

  49. charlotte says:

    I like pate and I like smoked salmon bilut I have never tried the two together. x

  50. I’m a fan of salmon-anything and this sounds so delightful!

  51. Fab recipe! I love smoked salmon and this looks really delicious 🙂

  52. Yummm… It looks so delicious!! I will try this recipe in my kitchen!!

  53. Stephanie says:

    This looks very tasty! I love that it’s quick to prepare. Definitely a recipe my family will want to try soon. Thanks for sharing it!

  54. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh wow this sounds amazing, I have to admit I do love Salmon something extra tasty about it. x

  55. I don’t eat fish but hubby does, this would be fab for him to make with the girls!!

  56. Jonathan Key says:

    I love fish! Salmon in particular is my favorite. My wife and kids might just love this recipe too!

  57. I can’t say I like salmon too much, but my sister does, and I’ll have some if she makes this recipe. 🙂

  58. beccadorr says:

    Pinning for later! My husband will love this!

  59. QueenThrifty says:

    You know I love a good recipe. This is added to my list

  60. Debi says:

    Wow! Not only does that look amazing, but so easy! I love easy!

  61. bericebaby says:

    I’m always after looking for more fish recipes. Thanks so much for posting this hun.
    It looks pretty easy and straight forward 😀 Just hope Hayden likes it now.
    Fingers crossed (wish me luck)
    Charlotte x

  62. Cathy Glynn says:

    This looks so delicious and would be great for a Christmas buffet x

  63. I am not a big Salmon fan but this looks delicious! Your food always looks really yummy x

  64. Wow that is such a simple recipe! It looks lovely. My partner likes salmon, he would enjoy this.

  65. Yummy this sounds so delicious and looks so good! I’ll have to try it

  66. newmummyblogcom says:

    Oooooh that looks so yummy! We love salmon and I also struggle with making lunch exciting sometimes, getting stuck in phases on things. I’ll definitely try this #busydoinglife

  67. jollyjillys says:

    that sounds just right for a lunch or as a starter will try it for sure

  68. Charlotte says:

    I love smoked salmon and cream cheese together so this sounds lovely! Thanks for linking up! #shareasmile xx

  69. Daniella says:

    I do love a good smoked salmon pate especially if it has loads of black pepper and lemon juice sprinkled over. Will be trying this out soon.

  70. Claire Ridewood says:

    This looks sooo amazing! Thank you so much for linking up with #busydoinglife!

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