Easy Smoked Mackerel Paté (Keto)

Super easy and deliciously creamy – this easy smoked mackerel paté / dip is an excellent way to increase your intake of Omega-3. I based the macros on a 50g (1.8oz) serving, which is a very generous amount spread over two large crackers, making it perfect to put out for the family as a snack. It kept well (covered) in the fridge for 3 days, and we enjoyed it over my Keto Mixed Seed Crackers, as pictured (cracker’s macros not included). If you have any smoked mackerel to spare, throw it in a lovely fresh salad like I did here. THIS RECIPE IS ACCOMPANIED WITH A VIDEO. (Scroll down to see it, and be sure to watch the blooper reel Funnyman slips in at the end!)

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Carbs 1.2g | Fat 11g | Protein 5g
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Easy Smoked Mackerel Paté (Keto)

A super easy and fantastically tasty dip made from smoked mackerel and cream cheese. Perfect spread on my Keto Mixed Seed Crackers. (For my UK readers, scroll to the end of the recipe to see image ads of the products I use.)
Course Light Meals, Sauces / Condiments, Snack
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 7 people (approx)


  • 200 g (7 oz) full-fat cream cheese (soft cheese)
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) smoked mackerel fillets, (skins removed)
  • 50 g (1.8 oz) full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and white pepper
  • finely grated lemon zest
  • snipped chives


  • This couldn't be easier! Simply place the cream cheese into a mini food processor / food chopper. Break the mackerel up into smaller pieces (remove the skins and enjoy them later). Add the yogurt and lemon juice.
  • Blitz until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Season with salt and white pepper and mix well to combine. Transfer to your serving dish(es) and finely grate lemon zest over the surface. Garnish with snipped chives.
  • Serve with Keto Mixed Seed crackers (not included in the macros). Enjoy!

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Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g

Easy Smoked Mackerel Paté (Keto)
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Easy Smoked Mackerel Paté (Keto)
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Nutritional Information per 50g / 1.8oz serving
Calories                        120Kcal / 502kJ
Fat                                11g
Carbohydrates              1.2g
Protein                          5g

Egg (may be found in some brands of cream cheese - check label)

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