Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs


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Smoked salmon deviled eggs take a classic appetizer (deviled eggs) to a stunning new level. Filled with fresh herbs, salty smoked salmon and briny capers, each bite is loaded with palate-pleasing flavor.

Smoked salmon deviled eggs on a plate.

Can one ever have too many deviled egg recipes? I think not! Deviled eggs are the perfect bite-sized appetizer that everyone loves. That’s why full platters at parties always disappear fast! And let’s be honest, you can’t beat the fact that they’re incredibly easy to make with simple hard boiled eggs and some of your favorite mix-ins.

I’ve now got several delicious variations of deviled eggs on the website (linked below). But today I’m incorporating one of my favorite ingredients – smoked salmon – for a version that’s extra fancy yet super easy to make. The smoked salmon adds salty, smoky oopmh to each egg and the fresh dill, lemon, and capers turn it into one deliciously fresh and satisfying bite.

Hint: with how good these are, you might want to make a double batch!

Ingredients for smoked salmon deviled eggs on a table.

What’s In These Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

These little bites look impressive, but only require a few simple ingredients. Who doesn’t love that?

  • Eggs: Half a dozen large eggs will do the trick.
  • Mayonnaise & Dijon Mustard: The essentials needed to make that deliciously creamy filling.
  • Shallot: The slight garlicky flavor of shallot adds a savory touch.
  • Lemon Juice: Instead of vinegar or pickle juice, I’m using lemon juice for a bright, natural acidity.
  • Dill: Fresh dill and salmon are the perfect combo!
  • Smoked Salmon: Just grab a package of your favorite smoked salmon to keep this recipe easy peasy. I’m using wild Alaskan smoked salmon.
  • Capers: A sprinkle of briny capers add to that layered flavor, and also beautifully dot the top of each egg!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below

How To Make Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

The key to nailing deviled eggs is to make the perfect batch of hard boiled eggs. You can watch how I do it in my boiled eggs video for reference. But once you’ve got that down, then comes the fun part.

Boil the eggs. Then let them cool in an ice water bath before peeling and slicing in half.

Boiling eggs for smoked salmon deviled eggs

Make the filling. Scoop the yolks out into a bowl and mix it with the mayo, mustard, lemon juice, shallots, and dill.

Making smoked salmon deviled eggs filling in a bowl.

Assemble the eggs. Spoon the filling back into each egg white. Then garnish it with a piece of smoked salmon, some dill, and a sprinkle of capers for the final touch!

A plate of smoked salmon deviled eggs

Make Ahead And Storage Tips

Nothing beats an appetizer that can be made ahead of time! Just assemble the eggs (without the garnishing) and store them in a sealed container the day before. Then add all the good stuff on top the next day.

You can also make the boiled eggs two days in advance, then make the filling the day of. And if you have leftovers (which is very rare), they will keep for up to two days in the fridge.

Holding a single smoked salmon deviled egg in hand.

More Deviled Eggs Recipes

For the many events and holidays throughout the year, there’s a deviled eggs recipe for it. Here’s a few delicious flavor ideas to switch it up every time!

And with extra eggs in the carton in your fridge, I’ve got more delicious ideas to whip up. From breakfast to dinner, there’s nothing eggs can’t do in this list of the best egg recipes!

Smoked salmon deviled eggs filled on a plate.

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

5 from 12 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes
Total: 34 minutes
Servings: 12 deviled eggs
Author: Lisa Bryan


Smoked salmon deviled eggs take a classic appetizer (deviled eggs) to a stunning new level. Filled with fresh herbs, salty smoked salmon and briny capers, each bite is loaded with palate-pleasing flavor.


  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • extra dill for garnish


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low to ensure the water is no longer boiling. Use a skimmer to place the eggs in the water. Then increase the heat back to high and set a timer for 14 minutes.
    Boiling eggs in a pot for smoked salmon deviled eggs.
  • While the eggs are boiling, prepare an ice water bath and set aside. After 14 minutes, remove the eggs from the water and place in the ice water bath to chill. Once the eggs have cooled completely, peel them and slice in half lengthwise.
    Slicing eggs in half for smoked salmon deviled eggs
  • Scoop the yolks into a small bowl and place the egg whites on a serving plate.
    Scooping egg yolks out for smoked salmon deviled eggs
  • To make the filling, add the yolks, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, lemon juice, shallot, dill, salt and pepper to a bowl. Stir everything together until it's completely smooth.
    Mixing yolk filling for smoked salmon deviled eggs
  • Use a spoon to add a portion of the deviled egg mixture back into the hole of each egg white. Then place a small piece of smoked salmon to top on each egg, along with a sprinkle of capers and fresh dill.
    Smoked salmon deviled eggs with capers and dill.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deviled eggs, deviled eggs recipe, smoked salmon deviled eggs, smoked salmon recipe
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. I made these last Easter and my father went wild! Asked for them for Christmas Eve this year, just assembled a bunch, tried one and wow. SO GOOD! Added cream cheese and sour cream with less mayo. Such a hit and beautiful. Thank you!5 stars

  2. These eggs are a big hit I cold smoke the eggs for an hour or two before cutting them in half the color and flavor push them over the top

  3. Thank you so much for the recipe! I work FOH for a 5 star fine dining restaurant and I made these for a work Christmas party. They were gone in minutes and I received so many compliments! I will be making these every year now. They are delicious and gorgeous looking! I cook my hardboiled eggs a little different, I put the eggs in the water and then bring it to boil and kill the heat and leave it covered on the burner for 13 minutes. But the instructions listed here work just as well. Thanks again5 stars

  4. That looks so delicious. I loved the presentation and thumbs up to the food photography. Good one.

  5. You definitely can’t have too many deviled eggs! And they look perfect with salmon and capers, such a great appetizer.5 stars

  6. The salmon and capers just add a whole new level of flavor to this upgrade to classic deviled eggs.5 stars

  7. These look amazing and so yummy! My daughter and I are going to love this recipe! So excited to make these this weekend!5 stars

  8. My favorite way to make deviled eggs! Love the addition of the salmon, dill, and capers. Making this for Mother’s Day and I can’t wait! 5 stars