Creamy full flavored lox spread. Make this quick and easy spread any time of the day. Make a bigger batch and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Makes a great party appetizer cheese spread too over crackers!
In a bowl, mix cream cheese with a pinch or two of salt (again, go light on the salt here; you can always add more later), freshly-ground pepper, and garlic (fresh garlic finely diced is your best bet, but honestly garlic powder is my go-to here).
Add half the red onion and half the lox and mix well. Taste it and add more salmon and onion until you’re satisfied with the flavor and consistency
Use over toasted butter bread or bagels.
Use cured Lox or Smoked Salmon. See in the post above for detailed explanation.
Once you get comfortable with the basics, try incorporating local, in-season herbs. A little fresh dill or basil can shift the flavors here in interesting ways.