Recipe with smoked salmon

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Once a luxury product, smoked salmon is now a mainstay of supermarket chiller counters and UK dinner tables. From thrifty trimmings weaved into scrambled eggs, to versions flavoured with herbs, beetroot, whisky and more, there are products to suit most budgets and tastes. We’re big fans of enjoying it in generous slices with a dot of horseradish atop a traditional oatcake, but it’s a great ingredient to cook with too – the deeply savoury flavour imparts with stealth, meaning a little goes a very long way.


While high-quality slices of smoked salmon are easily available from supermarkets and fishmongers, you can make a really similar cured variety at home with our easy gravadlax recipe. It’s not as hard as it sounds and you don’t need to own a smoke shack in the outer Hebrides to get an authentic finish.

You’ll need the freshest salmon fillet you can buy, then the method is to cure (so strictly speaking it’s not smoked) over two days in a brine. Don’t be scared of the fact you don’t cook the fish over heat – the salt water infuses the raw flesh and makes it edible.
Matt Tebbutt adds some Asian spices to his sherry and anise-tinged version, while our food editor Barney adds a splash of vibrant purple by marinating his salmon in beetroot. Gordon Ramsay takes a Scandinavian approach and cures his salmon with dill to make gravadlax.

Matt Tebbutt’s spiced home-cured salmon
Barney’s dazzling beetroot-cured salmon
Gordon Ramsay’s citrus-cured salmon gravadlax

Our favourite ways with smoked salmon

Treat yourself to a deliciously decadent midweek meal with our smoked salmon risotto. This simple dish oozes sophistication. The zesty lemon cuts through the creamy mascarpone base to create a perfectly balanced dish. We guarantee it’ll become a weekly favourite.

Smoked salmon & lemon risotto

2. Scrambled eggs and salmon

If you’ve not tried salmon with eggs, we recommend you try it soon. Go for this delicious scramble for breakfast. It’s guaranteed empty plates – who could resist mopping up buttery eggs with a Tabasco kick, with a second helping of hot toast?
Smoked salmon & lemon scrambled eggs

3. Smoked salmon kedgeree

Kedgeree is normally made with smoked haddock, but also works with slices of salmon. Flavour with mild spices and top with a perfectly poached egg. If you prefer something a little lighter, try adding your fish to a tortilla-style omelette instead.
Smoked salmon kedgeree
Smoked salmon & mascarpone tortilla

4. Smoked salmon pâté

Blitzing smoked salmon into a creamy pâté allows for use of thrifty fish trimmings. As unglamorous as they sound, they are a lot cheaper than traditional slices, and nobody will tell the difference once cut up really small.
Smoked salmon, dill & lemon pâté
Poached & smoked salmon pâté with bagel toasts

5. Smoked salmon gratin

As much as this beautiful fish deserves to take centre stage, it also works well dotted into spectacular side dishes. A smoked salmon potato bake is perfect for dinner parties or something a little different for Sunday dinner.
Smoked salmon & celeriac dauphinoise
Gratin of fresh & smoked salmon, beetroot, potatoes & dill

6. Smoked salmon sushi and smaller bites

There are infinite opportunities to use smoked salmon in the wonderful world of canapés. The classic option is to serve a slice of the fish on a pancake or blini, but try it out in homemade sushi, in tortilla rolls with cream cheese, or on toasted crostini too.
Garden leaves with smoked salmon & cheat’s blinis
Smoked salmon & avocado sushi
Smoked salmon rotollos
Classic smoked salmon crostini

7. Potted smoked salmon

Potted fish is a vastly underrated starter, traditionally made with crab, shrimps or mackerel. But a mix of both smoked and fresh salmon works a treat. Mary Cadogan’s version is a little like a paté in that the fish is flaked until fine and it’s spreadable. Pour the melted butter and lemon over the salmon and leave to set until a bright yellow hard layer has formed over the top. Divine!
Potted fresh & smoked salmon
Potted salmon rillette

8. Smoked salmon tart

Bake an indulgent tart combining smoked salmon with dill and cream, and experiment with a few capers and some sliced red onion. Serve with crispy salad and flavoured crème fraÎche and try adding wholegrain mustard, horseradish or lemon juice and black pepper.
Salmon, dill & potato tart
Smoked salmon, dill & onion tart

9. Smoked salmon soup

Try adding smoked salmon to soup and achieve a finish similar to traditional Scottish cullen skink. Add your fish to a leek and potato base right at the end of cooking, so it retains its texture but impart that salty, smoked flavour.
Creamy smoked salmon, leek & potato soup
Simple seafood chowder

10. Smoked salmon pasta

If you’ve not quite managed to make your way through a whole pack, use up those last few slices in a pasta dish. There are tons of ways to serve it, but typically it works well with lemon, crème frâiche and with light herbs like basil or dill. You could also try it in place of bacon in a carbonara.

Smoked salmon spaghetti with chilli & lemon
Smoked salmon carbonara
Avocado & smoked salmon spelt spaghetti
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This easy smoked salmon platter recipe is rustic, easy and no fuss. The smoked salmon is surrounded by sliced red onions, cucumbers, capers, arugula, pumpernickel bagels, and some of my all time favorite staples : sweet mustard dill sauce and garlic herb lemon cream cheese. Throw in some more of your favorite condiments and make it your perfect breakfast, brunch or light lunch to pull up last minute when you have friends over.

My family loves smoked salmon, I carried on that love and luckily my husband does too. My girls, well I won’t get into that right now.. Non the less it’s a staple at my home and a platter like that is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it.

This platter isn’t really a recipe per say, it’s rather how I love to arrange and combine different condiments and veggies into a fabulous lunch, brunch, fancy breakfast or light summer dinner! Most of the time I’ll add in extras like avocados, sliced apples, radishes and just whatever I have on hand. It’s totally versatile and can be arranged in a few minutes.

My homemade condiments here are the garlic herb cream cheese, a must try for flavored cream cheese lovers . It has the perfect balance of creaminess and herb-garlic flavor to compliment the salmon, bagels and veggies. And my sweet mustard dill sauce, which unlike most tangy mustard dill sauces—this one is actually quite sweet to perfectly compliment the saltiness from the smoked salmon. Another must try!

I love to take one of my cutting boards, place the salmon right at the center and then surround it casually by all the ingredients. Now mind you that might not be the best way to serve this plater for everyone, so let’s say my mom is coming over—I would neatly try to arrange the ingredients in my lazy suzan like in the photo below..And that’s simply because she taught me sophistication makes everything better. And I agree. I just sometimes, well, like a more rustic natural earthy feel to my food..sometimes.

So go ahead, take out your fancy or rustic side out and arrange yourself a perfect smoked salmon platter. Enjoy!

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Easy Smoked Salmon Platter

This easy smoked salmon platter recipe is rustic, easy and no fuss. The smoked salmon is surrounded by sliced red onions, cucumbers, capers, arugula, pumpernickel bagels, and some of my all time favorite staples : sweet mustard dill sauce and garlic herb lemon cream cheese. Throw in some more of your favorite condiments and make it your perfect breakfast, brunch or light lunch to pull up last minute when you have friends over.

Course Appetizer Cuisine American Keyword easy salmon recipe, smoked salmon party recipe, smoked salmon platter Prep Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 8 Calories 223 kcal Author Mahy

  • 1 lb of smoked salmon
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup of capers , drained
  • 1 cup of arugula
  • 4 pumpernickel bagels , toasted
  • Lemon slices
  • Avocados , radishes, tomatoes, apple slices (optional)
  • Garlic Lemon Herb Cream Cheese
  • Sweet Mustard Dill Sauce


  1. Arrange the salmon right at the center of your serving plater and surround it by the rest of the ingredients. Add more or less to your taste.

Nutrition Facts Easy Smoked Salmon Platter Amount Per Serving (1 bagel) Calories 223 Calories from Fat 27 % Daily Value* Fat 3g5% Saturated Fat 1g6% Cholesterol 13mg4% Sodium 878mg38% Potassium 233mg7% Carbohydrates 30g10% Fiber 2g8% Sugar 1g1% Protein 16g32% Vitamin A 143IU3% Vitamin C 3mg4% Calcium 30mg3% Iron 1mg6% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

10 ways with smoked salmon

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It’s a Christmas classic, piled on toast with soft cheese and lemon juice. But if you want to get more imaginative this year, try these…

1 Sushi rolls

A welcome alternative to calorific, pastry-laden party bites, these make a great starter or light lunch, too. Sprinkle freshly cooked sushi rice with a little rice wine vinegar and leave to cool. Spread the rice over nori (seaweed) sheets and cover with thin slices of smoked salmon. Put a thin smear of wasabi at one end and top with strips of cucumber. Tightly roll up, then cut into 3cm slices. Serve with a reduced-salt soy sauce and ginger dipping sauce.

2 Posh canapés

Top mini shop-bought blinis (mini pancakes) or oatcakes with ruffles of smoked salmon. Add a spoonful of finely shredded celeriac mixed with a little Dijon mustard, reduced-fat crème fraîche and chopped fresh parlsey.

3 Chilli and lemon spaghetti

Toss freshly cooked wholewheat spaghetti with lightly cooked tenderstem broccoli, chopped red chilli to taste, lemon zest, a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil and strips of smoked salmon. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve with a green salad.

4 Leek and pea risotto

Cook onion, garlic and sliced leeks in a little olive oil until soft. Add risotto rice such as arborio (about 50g per person) and stir well to ensure it’s coated in the oil. Add hot reduced-salt fish stock (about 200ml per 50g rice), a ladleful at a time, stirring frequently, making sure all the liquid is absorbed before adding more. When the rice is almost tender, add frozen peas and cook for 3 min. Stir in a little pesto to taste, then add chopped smoked salmon and serve topped with a handful of rocket.

5 Speedy pâté

Blitz equal quantities of smoked salmon (cheaper trimmings are ideal) and quark or ricotta in a food processor. Stir in horseradish sauce to taste and snipped fresh chives. Line individual ramekins or a loaf tin with clingfilm, then line with slices of smoked salmon. Spoon in the pâté, then cover and chill. Turn out, remove the clingfilm and serve with extra chives, lemon wedges, slices of toasted ciabatta and watercress.

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Serve Smoked Salmon

Wondering how to serve smoked salmon in a hurry using ingredients you may already have at hand?

We’ve thrown together our simplest smoked salmon ideas—all are quick and easy to make, and there are no hard-to-find ingredients. In fact these are standard ingredients found in most kitchens on any given day.

Whether you’re making a casual snack for yourself or looking for quick ways to serve smoked salmon to hungry guests, these ideas are guaranteed to satisfy with the least amount of effort.

1. Keep it simple
Drape thinly sliced smoked salmon onto small chunks of warm crusty bread and top with a dab of sour cream and a twist of black pepper.

2. Add some bite
Cut brown or whole-wheat bread into 2-inch squares; plop 1/2 a teaspoon of horseradish sauce onto each square; top with a fold of thinly sliced smoked salmon; garnish with a small sprig of dill.

3. Create some crunch
Cut radishes into 1/8-inch slices; cover each slice with a teaspoon of chopped smoked salmon and a dollop of sour cream; top with a sprinkle of seasoned, grated egg yolk—hard boiled.

4. Roll it up
Spread a thin layer of cream cheese over a slice of smoked salmon; add half a dozen capers and a little black pepper; roll it around a spear of chilled cucumber or a grilled asparagus.

5. Be posh
Layer smoked salmon, thinly sliced cucumber and black pepper between 4 slices of soft, buttered bread in this order: bread, salmon, bread, cucumber, bread, salmon, bread. Cut into bite-sized triangles.

6. Get fancy
Chop avocado, smoked salmon and mozzarella into small pieces. Layer the ingredients in martini glasses with a twist of black pepper between layers, and top off with a zig-zag of balsamic glaze.

7. Pump up the protein
Heap a cracker with egg salad—be generous with the mayonnaise—and top it off with several strips of smoked salmon and a trio of capers.

8. Impress a New Yorker
Cut a bagel from the center out into small wedges about ½-inch thick. Turn on their sides and top with salmon, cream cheese, and chopped red onion. Add a squeeze of lemon.

9. Go Italian
Layer smoked salmon between a slice of mozzarella and tomato and top with small fold of salmon. Drizzle with balsamic glaze; garnish with a fresh basil leaf.

10. Be a purist
Cut slices of smoked salmon into 1-inch strips; squeeze fresh lemon juice over each strip; add black pepper to taste; roll the strips up and spear them with a toothpick. Sprinkle with chopped dill.

We hope that at least one of these smoked salmon ideas will become a quick and easy favorite in your kitchen!

We hope that at least one of these smoked salmon ideas will become a quick and easy favorite in your kitchen!

Outdoor Smoked Salmon Dinner Menu

This is the perfect meal to serve for a dinner party on a hot summer evening. Only the Hasselback Potatoes need to be prepared before the day of your dinner. All other dish can be prepared ahead of time.

1st Course – Appetizer:

Shrimp Appetizer Supreme
These are fabulous! Sure to impress your guests. This is one of my “fall back to” appetizer recipes. It is so simple to make and so delicious! Serve with French Bread Baguette.

2nd Course – Soup:

Watermelon Gazpacho Soup
The delicate flavors of cucumber and watermelon go hand in hand to create a sweet-and-savory chilled soup that is perfect for the second course on a hot night.

3rd Course – Main Course and Sides:

Linda’s Smoked Salmon
Every time I make this smoked salmon and serve it, I get raves! For best results you will need a proper smoker/cooker that has a water tray for moisture. The smoking method I use is called “hot smoking.”

Hasselback Potatoes
This baked potato has a wonderful seasoned crispy crust which goes well with roasts and baked fish. This looks like a very fancy side dish, but is actually easy to do. Definitely a unique way to serve potatoes.

Three Pepper Salad
This salad makes a beautiful presentation with the various colors of the sweet peppers. It is so simple to make and so delicious!

4th Course Dessert:

Peches au vin – Peaches in Wine
This is a French dessert that is so easy to make and so very elegant – very gourmet! My husband gave this a “10” rating. Be sure and try Peches au vin when fresh peaches are in season.

Check out all of Linda’s wonderful Dinner Party Menus (includes recipes)

Check out Dining Etiquette Guide – Restaurant and Dinner Party Manners and Etiquette.

Appetizer Recipes (Hors d’ oeuvres, Starters, Amuse-Bouche, and Snacks)

Appetizer Hints – How many appetizers to make for your party?

Check out more of Linda’s wonderful Poultry Recipes.Food Safety Pages. Check them out!

Buffet and Party Safety – Also includes what to do if your guests have been delayed at least an hour
Golden Rules of Food Safety – IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product, throw it out. It is better to be safe than sorry!

Picnic Safety Tips – There is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms, such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or ball games. There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food. The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can cause food borne illness. Always prepare and store food properly.

Summer Safety Tips
Summer is the time for barbecues and picnics. The biggest party crasher at summer picnic and buffets is food borne bacteria. You can not see them and you can not taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs hours or days later.

From breakfast to brunch and lunch to dinner, smoked salmon does it all. Learn how to serve this versatile, brain-boosting, and elegant ingredient below.

As its name suggests, smoked salmon is fresh salmon that has been cured or brined, then smoked in one of two ways:

  1. Hot-Smoking: 6-12 hours at 120° – 180°F
  2. Cold-Smoking: 1 day to 3 weeks at 70° – 90°F

Now you’re probably thinking… that’s lox right? And WHERE ARE THE BAGELS? Not so fast. Although smoked salmon and lox look similar, lox is only salt-cured or brined, never cooked or smoked.

If you’ve never tried salmon smoked before, consider this your formal invitation into the world of the silky, flavorful, and moist ingredient we can’t get enough of. And if you have, get ready to mix things up.

1. Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce and Smoked Salmon

If you can find white asparagus, amazing! If not, the classic green variety would work perfectly. Serve as a simple, crowd-pleasing appetizer or veggie side dish.

Serves 4


  • For the Hollandaise:
  • 1 Large Egg (or 2 small eggs)
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 1/2 Stick (4 Tablespoons) Unsalted Butter, melted
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dash Cayenne Pepper, optional
  • Everything else:
  • 1 Pound Asparagus, boiled or blanched
  • 4 Slices Smoked Salmon
  • Lemon Slices


  1. To make the sauce, first separate egg white from yolk by carefully cracking egg, then passing yolk between eggshell halves (letting whites fall into a bowl). Place yolk in a saucepan.
  2. Add lemon juice and water to saucepan with yolk and whisk over low heat to allow egg to slowly cook. Once it thickens and becomes slightly frothy, remove pan from heat.
  3. Add butter in spoonfuls, whisking constantly until well combined. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Top asparagus spears with hollandaise and smoked salmon. Serve with lemon wedges.

2. Smoked Salmon and Brie Cucumber Bites

Creamy cheese, crisp cucumbers, sharp dill — all rounded out by flavorful smoked salmon. A champ of an appetizer if we’ve ever seen one.


  • 1/2 Wheel Brie, cut into small chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon Capers, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Diced Scallions
  • 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  • 3 Cucumbers, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds (about 24 pieces)
  • 2 Slices Smoked Salmon, cut into small pieces
  • Dill


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Layer brie chunks in the bottom of an oven-proof skillet. Bake 10-12 minutes, until cheese is almost bubbling.
  3. Add capers, scallions, and garlic. Incorporate into brie, then return to oven another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Top each cucumber round with cheese mixture, then add smoked salmon and dill.

3. Toast with Soft Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon

Your tried-and-true eggs and toast gets a major, brain-boosting upgrade with the addition of a thin slice of smoked salmon and a generous flurry of flaky sea salt. We opted for sourdough bread, but feel free to swap for multigrain or whole grain if you’d like.

Serves 2


  • 2 Slices Sourdough, toasted
  • 4 Eggs
  • Splash Milk
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Slices Smoked Salmon
  • Chives


  1. Crack eggs into a bowl, then add a splash of milk (about 3 Tablespoons would work) and kosher salt. Use a whisk to whip eggs until well mixed, about 30 seconds.
  2. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once it begins to bubble, pour in egg mixture.
  3. Let cook undisturbed until a thin layer of cooked egg appears along the edges, 30-60 seconds.
  4. Use a rubber or silicone spatula to slowly stir, lifting and folding until eggs are just barely set but still moist and fluffy, about 2 minutes. (TIP: Residual heat will continue to cook eggs a bit, so don’t be afraid if they look a tad runny on top.)
  5. Remove from heat and immediately divide between 2 slices of toast. Top with smoked salmon, season to taste with salt and pepper, and garnish with chives.

READ MORE: 10 Brain Foods Everyone Should Be Eating

4. Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Don’t let the elegance of eggs Benedict fool you — poached eggs and hollandaise sauce are both surprisingly simple to make from scratch for all the flavor and comfort of brunch without the long lines or price tag.

Serves 2


  • 2 English Muffins, toasted and separated into halves
  • 2 Slices Smoked Salmon, cut in half
  • 4 Eggs, poached
  • Hollandaise Sauce (from recipe #1)
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Top each English muffin half with smoked salmon, then carefully add a poached egg. Add a spoonful of hollandaise over each egg, season with salt and pepper, and garnish with dill.

5. Avocado Toast with Cucumber Ribbons and Smoked Salmon

Don’t get us wrong — the classic, no-frills, creamy avocado toast is good. But once you add cucumber ribbons, smoked salmon, a sprinkle of herbs, and maybe even a chili pepper or two, you’ll never go back.

Serves 2


  • 2 Slices Sourdough, toasted
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 2 Slices Smoked Salmon
  • 1 Teaspoon Sour Cream
  • Thyme and Mint
  • 1 Chili Pepper, optional
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Mash avocado in a small bowl. Divide between 2 slices of bread, then top with smoked salmon, a dollop of sour cream, herbs, and finely diced chili pepper, if desired. Season with salt and pepper.

READ MORE: 5 Easy Breakfast Recipes

6. Loaded Baked Potatoes with Tomatoes, Smoked Salmon, and Sour Cream

The world is your oyster baked potato. Just bake, stuff, and dig in.

Serves 2


  • 2 Baked Potatoes
  • 2 Slices Smoked Salmon
  • 2 Tomatoes, diced
  • Sour Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • Chives and Parsley


  1. Split open baked potatoes by cutting from end to end. Fill each with a slice of smoked salmon, tomato, and a dollop of sour cream. Garnish with lemon zest and herbs.

Do you know what the other four mother sauces are besides hollandaise? Find out here.

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Smoked Salmon

  1. In a bowl, mix together salt, sugar, brown sugar and peppercorns. Spread extra-wide aluminum foil a little longer than the length of the fish and top with an equally long layer of plastic wrap. Sprinkle 1/3 of the rub onto the plastic. Lay 1 side of the fish skin down onto the rub. Sprinkle 1/3 of the rub onto the flesh of the salmon. Place second side of salmon, flesh down onto the first side. Use the remaining rub to cover the skin on the top piece. Fold plastic over to cover then close edges of foil together and crimp tightly around the fish. Place wrapped fish onto a plank or sheet pan and top with another plank or pan. Weigh with a heavy phone book or a brick or two and refrigerate for 12 hours. Flip the fish over and refrigerate another 12 hours. Some juice will leak out during the process so make sure there’s a place for the runoff to gather. Unwrap fish and rinse off the cure with cold water. Pat salmon with paper towels then place in a cool, dry place (not the refrigerator) until the surface of the fish is dry and matte-like, 1 to 3 hours depending on humidity. A fan may be used to speed the process. Smoke fish (see Note) over smoldering hardwood chips or sawdust, keeping the temperature inside the smoker between 150 degrees F and 160 degrees F until the thickest part of the fish registers 150 degrees. Serve immediately or cool to room temperature, wrap tightly and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Cook’s Note: Trout, mackerel, and bluefish also smoke well.

9 Ways to Eat Lox That Don’t Require a Bagel

The first time you tried lox, it was probably on a bagel. And it probably had red onion, sliced tomato, and capers on it. It was probably one of the most delicious bagels you’ve ever had. But why wait for your next bagel when you can enjoy smoked salmon in all kinds of ways—and healthy ones at that.

The omega-packed fish is a great lean protein to add to a variety of meals. And while, sure, we’re stoked on the health benefits, we’re even more stoked about the smoky, savory flavor. These nine lox recipes will change smoked salmon from a weekend treat to weekday staple.

1. Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl With a 6-Minute Egg

Smoked salmon and soft-boiled eggs were made for each other. The only downside to the dream duo: lack of crunch and too much squish for those who are squeamish when it comes to texture. For extra taste, texture, and a bit of fiber too, fill your breakfast bowl with brown rice, red potatoes, sliced mushrooms, and a handful of spinach. Filling, flavorful, super lox-urious.

2. Lox Summer Roll With Avocado-Lime Dipping Sauce

Fall, winter, summer, spring… no matter the season, these protein-packed rolls are an excellent snack, side dish, or appetizer. They’re so filling they could even serve as a main meal (just add a cup of miso). If it’s your first time using rice paper rolls, be patient. The first go can be tricky, but even if they don’t look beautiful, they’re still delicious. Pro tips: Don’t soak the papers for too long and make sure to lightly wet the surface before rolling.

3. Loaded Everything Bagel and Lox Pizza

OK, we know we said think outside the bagel, but there’s something about everything bagel spice that we just can’t resist. Plus, this is an everything bagel pizza. Opt for store-bought dough if you’re crunched for time, but don’t, we repeat, do not, skip the seasoning.To make from scratch, simply mix one half of a teaspoon each of dried onion flakes, poppy seeds, garlic powder, and sesame seeds, and sprinkle generously on the dough before baking. We love the simple, fresh toppings, but don’t shy away from adding more, like halved cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, and a dollop or two of hot sauce.

4. Smoked Salmon Egg Stuffed Avocados

This recipe is an omega trifecta. Avocado, eggs, and lox? It sounds too good to be true, but it’s actually super easy—and just downright good. We recommend scooping out a little extra from the middle of the avocado to make room for the egg and eating the discarded bits while everything bakes. (Who doesn’t love a little sample while you cook?) Top with red chili flakes and a sprinkle of fresh dill, the perfect mix of fresh and spicy.

5. Creamy Avocado Cucumber Noodles With Smoked Salmon

Who needs a bagel when you can deconstruct the best of bagel flavors and serve them in noodle form? Whether a gluten-free or low-carb eater, or you’re simply in the mood for something a bit more mellow, these noodles are light, bright, and satisfying. We love the cream cheese sauce, but it’s equally as good with Greek yogurt. For a touch of extra flavor, top with lemon zest.

6. Lox and Everything Hummus

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of homemade hummus. We’re even bigger fans of hummus that we can make in a slow cooker. Add that infamous everything bagel spice and fresh lox, and our minds (and taste buds) are officially blown. To throw things together quickly, buy garlic hummus and pair with homemade pita chips—and by homemade, we mean slice store-bought pita and warm it in the oven.

7. Lox Frittata

Talk about a crowd-pleaser. And talk about easy. This frittata has all of the bells and whistles of a fancy brunch feast but requires little more than light chopping, quick whisking, and 12-15 minutes of baking. It’s also a great dish to make for you and only you so you can enjoy as leftovers. To add a little bite, whisk in a teaspoon of fresh horseradish.

8. Spring Salmon Salad With Dijon Vinaigrette

Lox transforms salad from simple to super. This light dish uses fresh, crisp greens as a base, and radishes, pea shoots, red onion, and boiled potatoes for some crunch and added heartiness. We love the simple honey-Dijon dressing, which pairs perfectly with the soft-boiled eggs, bright veggies, and smoky salmon.

9. Cheddar Chive Waffles With Lox and Veggie Cream Cheese

Yup, we saved the best for last. These cheddar chive waffles are the perfect vehicle for veggie cream cheese and layers of lox. Though the recipe may look anything but easy, all the magic happens in the waffle maker. Simply mix together the batter, whip egg whites, fold them into the mixture, and let the maker do the rest. The final step: piling a heap of cream cheese and lox onto the golden brown waffle and topping with chives or scallions.

Published on February 23, 2017
Updated on February 18, 2019

~ This delicious Smoked Salmon Breakfast Wrap comes together in just minutes! Warm, fluffy eggs combine with luxurious smoked salmon, velvety cream cheese, and bright, fresh veggies in this super-fast breakfast wrap that’ll have you out the door in no time flat. Full of protein, fiber and veggies, it’s absolutely delicious and also nutritious enough to keep you powered up all morning long! ~

This Recipe Is: • Ready in 30 Minutes or Less •

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If I was extravagantly wealthy and, of course, had a butler named Jeeves (because that’s what all clichéd butlers are named, right?), well then … I’d have Jeeves bring me smoked salmon for breakfast. A lot.

Because somehow smoked salmon just feels extravagantly luxurious.

Like the sort of thing a butler named Jeeves ought to show up with each morning, as he throws open your heavy bedroom curtains to reveal floor-to-ceiling windows gazing upon a lush tropical landscape.

Of course, I have no Jeeves.

In fact, come to think of it, I am probably the closest thing to a Jeeves that my family’s got. Somehow, most of the duties of “butler” are neatly tucked under the job description of “mom.” (Idle musing … is a mom/butler called a mutler?)

But I truly love being a mom, and honestly, a real-life Jeeves would leave me with nothing much to do anyway. So guess what … I make my own smoked salmon breakfast (as I gaze out at my Ohio landscape, which is often snow-covered and gray and not one bit tropical).

And actually, I am deliriously happy. Who needs a Jeeves, anyway!?! Turns out … not me!

Or you … because, since this Smoked Salmon Breakfast Wrap is so quick and easy, you can whip it up any ol’ time! Whenever you need a luxurious breakfast that’ll also fuel you up for your busy, no-Jeeves-to-help days.

Great Nutrition in this Easy Smoked Salmon Breakfast Wrap

I mean, seriously … look what we’ve got going on here:

  • Loads of terrific protein from the smoked salmon, the eggs, and even the cream cheese
  • Veggies galore … crisp superfood spinach, juicy tomatoes, and a sprinkling of green onions
  • A big hit of fiber (and – surprise! – another wallop of protein) from the Flatout wrap

And let’s talk about Flatouts for just a moment more. You know we love ’em here at my house, and always have pack after pack stashed in the breadbox and the freezer (yeah – they freeze great!). But our love for Flatouts just got a stamp of approval, a big ‘ol attaboy, from one of the premier weight-loss and healthy eating companies out there … Weight Watchers!

Yep … Flatout Flatbread is now endorsed by Weight Watchers! Why? Because Flatouts are BIG on flavor with no added sugar, while also being a terrific source of protein and fiber. But then, we already knew that! It’s absolutely why we’re constantly subbing them into recipes instead of other types of wraps and bread … and even nacho chips!

For all you WW peeps out there, it’s great to know that you can grab an uber-nutritious Flatout and tally up just 2 to 4 SmartPoints value each. Nice!

And even if you’re not following a Weight Watchers program, I feel like it’s just so reassuring to know that an industry leader in nutrition and weight management sees my beloved Flatouts as being a perfect fit for a healthy lifestyle focused on lean protein, lots of fruits and vegetables, and less sugar and saturated fat. Always nice to know you’re on the right track, isn’t it?

Super Fast, Super Easy (Ahem … With or Without the Capers)

And you know what else? (Easy-peasy alert for those living in a Jeeves-free home!)

The only cooking you have to do at all is the quick scrambling of a couple eggs. Which is actually a great thing, because those warm, fluffy eggs are a fantastic counterpoint to the soft schmear of cream cheese and the cool, briny richness of the smoked salmon.

Get those eggs scrambled, layer it all together, and you’re done!

And it’s those layers of ingredients that really come together to make this breakfast wrap a symphony of delicious textures, temperatures and flavors.

One note on the capers, though. See them lurking seductively on top of all those lovely layers, hanging out with that pretty sprinkling of green onions?

Well, as I’ve told you before, Scott just can’t make himself like olives, no matter how hard he tries, and as far as he’s concerned, capers and olives are pretty much kissing cousins. So I’ve learned to make capers an entirely optional part of life. It’s ok – I get it. Capers aren’t for everyone (even though they’re definitely for me!). And if you don’t happen to have a little jar of capers tucked in the fridge, leaving them out will save you a couple of bucks at the store. I think they’re a terrific addition in this particular smoked salmon breakfast recipe, but really, it’s totally up to you … I promise I’ll forgive you for leaving them out.

So there you have it. In just minutes, breakfast is served! And you’re out the door, powered up for your busy morning …

… and feeling just a little bit luxuriously indulgent, like someone who maybe has a Jeeves hanging helpfully around the house to serve up fancy smoked salmon breakfast recipes whenever the whim might strike. Hey, hey! Lucky you!

P.S. My pal Jeeves has sparked quite the debate around our house as I was writing this post. Scott says he would never have a butler named Jeeves – that would be totally uncool. He’d just call him J. And Amy says that her generation would probably go for something more chill like Chris … but I guess they’re both stuck calling their butler Shelley. 😉

Easy Smoked Salmon Breakfast Wrap

Prep Time 10 min. Cook Time 3 min. (to scramble egg) Total Time 10 minutes Serves 1 wrap, enough to serve 2


  • cooking spray (if needed, for making eggs)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/16 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/32 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Flatout flatbread (we like Light Original or Soft 100% Whole Wheat for this recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons 1/3-less-fat chive & onion cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed baby spinach leaves
  • 5 thin slices tomato
  • 2 ounces smoked salmon
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon capers (optional)


  1. In a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, scramble eggs until just set and fluffy, seasoning with salt and pepper. Set aside briefly, keeping eggs warm.
  2. Lay Flatout flatbread on work surface and spread with cream cheese, leaving a thin outer border not coated in cream cheese.
  3. Top with spinach, tomato, reserved scrambled egg, smoked salmon, green onions, and capers (if using). Layer each of these ingredients by spreading them down the middle of the flatbread, lengthwise (as shown in the photos in this post), not placing them too close to the sides of the flatbread.
  4. Fold in the cream-cheese slathered long sides of the flatbread so they overlap in the middle to enclose the filling, securing with toothpicks if needed.
  5. Cut in half and serve immediately.

by Two Healthy Kitchens

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There’s nothing fishy about how nutritious salmon can be. An excellence source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is also fortified with selenium, which protects against inflammation, and vitamins D and B12. It’s a great protein choice that packs roughly the same amount of protein as chicken. So, carpe diem and cook with salmon tonight! There are many delicious ways to prepare the pink fish, so we’ve rounded up 11 of our favorite recipes from around the web. Even if your schedule is packed to the gills, we know you’ll have at least 30 minutes to whip up these quick dishes.

Healthy Salmon Recipes

1. Roasted Salmon Spinach Salad
Need a break from salads with chicken? Add slow-roasted salmon to a bed of greens, then drizzle with mustard vinaigrette. If blueberries aren’t in season, try swapping apple and dried cranberries instead. Photo and Recipe: Karen / 2 Teaspoons

2. Grilled Pesto Salmon Kebabs
Usually pesto is a calorie-bomb, but not this lightened up version! Spread it on grilled salmon filets or kabobs for a tasty dinner. Bonus: Use your leftover pesto on pasta or sandwiches the next day. Photo and Recipe: Emily Miller / Life by DailyBurn

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3. Spicy Salmon and Grilled Pineapple Wrap
Get in a tropical state of mind with this lunch recipe. Sweet grilled pineapple pairs perfectly with spicy salmon and tangy Greek yogurt. If you’re not a fan of fiery foods, omit the sliced jalapenos. Photo and Recipe: Shawnda / Confections of a Foodie Bride

4. Roasted Salmon with Cucumber Dill Yogurt
This healthy dish will keep you cool as a cucumber during dinner prep. A simple roasted filet gets fancied up with a fresh yogurt sauce — and the entire delicious meal will be on the table in just 15 minutes. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by DailyBurn

5. Quick and Easy Salmon Salad
This lean, mean salad has all the fixin’s: greens, veggies, heart-healthy avocados and walnuts, and more. Eating just half the salad delivers a whopping 28 grams of protein. Photo and Recipe: Sonia / The Healthy Foodie

6. Tomato Jalapeno Salmon Burgers
Fire up that grill, folks! These salmon burgers will knock your socks off with a zesty blend of garlic, jalapeno, scallions and sea salt. Serve them up with lettuce and guac instead of a bun and ketchup if you’re cutting down on carbs. Photo and Recipe: Lexi / Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

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7. Smoked Salmon and Veggie Sandwiches
Need lunch in a jiffy? This no-cook sandwich takes minutes to put together and has a dynamite combo of healthy ingredients. Tomato, avocado, alfalfa sprouts and smoked salmon will keep you satiated all afternoon. Photo and Recipe: Jo / Jo Cooks

8. Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl
Reap the health benefits of this Asian-inspired rice bowl. Nori, also known as seaweed, has been show to stabilize cholesterol levels, and it’s delectable when toasted. Add them to your bowl just before serving. Photo and Recipe: Lisa / Panning the Globe

9. Smoked Salmon Breakfast Pizza
Mornings are better when pizza is involved. This breakfast ‘za is built on a pita pocket (go whole grain!) and has smoked salmon and fried eggs for extra protein. Photo and Recipe: JJ/ 84th and 3rd

10. Salmon and Kale Quiche
Better-for-you brunch starts with this kale-packed quiche. Its crust uses brown flour, which has more fiber, iron and B vitamins than the white variety. Short on time? Buy pre-made crust and this dish will be in and out of the oven in just over 30 minutes. Photo and Recipe: Sarah and Nigel / Whisk and Knife

11. Cucumber Salmon “Sushi”
Get your sushi fix — fast! These simple cucumber bites only take five minutes to whip up. Serve them with soy sauce, pickled ginger or wasabi. They store well so you can also save them for tomorrow’s lunch. Photo and Recipe: Irena / Eat Drink Paleo