This easy smoked salmon toast is my first homemade dish with the smoked fish. To say my husband loves it is an understatement…
I hated salmon until I was in college. And smoked salmon is really only a recent thing. Yes, it’s taken me until the age of 30 to enjoy smoked salmon. My dad would think that’s sacrilegious, but what can I say?
Since having a scrumptious lox and cream cheese bagel last summer, however, I’ve had a new albeit small appreciation for smoked salmon. The salmon on that bagel was buttery – sushi-quality really.
I’m still not sure I could handle any run of the mill lox, but good quality smoked salmon and I’m all there!
Easy Smoked Salmon Toast
On our long trek to Zimbabwe, we had a three hour layover in Amsterdam that turned into seven hours with the flight delay. I was tired and antisocial to say the least.
One highlight of that terribly long layover was lunch. I don’t actually know what time my body thought it was, so we’ll call it lunch. My mom and brother picked out open-faced salmon sandwiches to share. I didn’t care about too much at this point and at least it sounded light.
What it was, however, was a new level of amazing. There was a hint (I really mean a hint) of horseradish in the cheese spread that gave it a whole new level of flavor but didn’t overpower it at all.
The recipe below has a small amount of horseradish in it – what I think is just the right amount of the strong flavor to be present but not overwhelming. If you’re into horseradish, then by all means add more!
I want to say that each of these toppings (lemon zest, capers, tarragon, and poppy seeds) is optional on a smoked salmon tartine. But I don’t really think they’re optional.
They each complement the salmon perfectly and I really think it’s a complete package. And since this breakfast recipe is so easy, spend the time on the finishing touches!
If you’re looking for another salmon breakfast recipe, try this easy salmon frittata.
Dairy Free Cream Cheese Spread
Milk & Eggs recently sent me some fun new ingredients to check out, including this delicious Blue Hill smoked salmon and an almond-milk based cream cheese like spread from Kite Hill.
The recipe below, however, calls for goat cheese or cream cheese. This dish is super delicious with the dairy-free spread as well.
Obviously the yogurt isn’t dairy-free, but you could omit that if you like. The yogurt helps with creaminess and adds just a hint of tartness to the smoked salmon toast that I enjoy a lot.
Want to have the best smoked salmon in the world? Head to Fort William!
If you just need every meal served on a lovely piece of toast, try this spicy avocado toast, a tuna tartare tartine for two, beautiful radish toast, some ricotta and zucchini toast, or this ceviche avocado toast!
On the sweeter side, this blood orange crostini is positively perfect! One loaf of bread and you’re set for the week on meals!
Savory Breakfast Recipes
I often opt for savory over sweet breakfast items too! Be sure to try this savory pumpkin toast for fall, meal prep breakfast tacos, brunch charcuterie board, and Savory French Toast.
SMOKED SALMON TOAST
- 6 slices bread
- 1 cup goat cheese or cream cheese
- 2 teaspoons horseradish more to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- ¼ cup plain yogurt
- 4 oz. smoked salmon
- lemon zest
- fresh tarragon
- poppy seeds optional
- Toast bread slices to desired doneness.*
- Meanwhile, combine goat cheese, horseradish, chives, and yogurt.
- Divide goat cheese spread on toasts. Top with smoked salmon.
- Garnish with lemon zest, capers, tarragon, and poppy seeds.
- Best if enjoyed immediately, but keeps well covered in the refrigerator for enjoyment later.
Such a delicious way to start the day – this is my ideal brunch!
Christian Guzman says
Oh, wow, you’re right! That horseradish was just the thing to give this a little unexpected zip. It was delicious. What a great idea!
Perfect snack option for any meal. Delicious and yum. Presentation perfect.
I’ve always been a fan of smoke salmon this is perfect for me! Such a great combination of flavors.
I’m in love with this smoked salmon and goat cheese combo. Could pretty much eat it every weekend LOL. Thanks for sharing another great recipe 🤩