These smoked salmon recipes are the easiest ways to use this flavor-packed ingredient! It’s the key to quick meals, appetizers, and snacks.
Got smoked salmon? This magic ingredient is the ticket to easy meals: healthy breakfasts, quick lunches, easy dinners and even fancy appetizers! Its intense smoky aroma and buttery texture add an irresistible pop of flavor to any dish: no cooking involved! Each of these smoked salmon recipes below demonstrate a simple way to use this genius ingredient, from quick dinners to creamy dips and appetizer bites. Along with top hits from this website, we’ve rounded up a few favorite ideas from around the web. Ready to get started?
Here’s a smoked salmon recipe that works for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and a party appetizer at at once: Smoked Salmon Toast! It's low effort and high impact: a simple toast of artisan bread loaded with fluffy whipped ricotta, smoked salmon, capers and fresh dill. Each bite is a burst of smoky, creamy, rich, briny, salty and fresh! It’s more of an idea than a formal concept: which makes it even more fun.
Here's a genius smoked salmon recipe that makes a fast dinner or healthy lunch with no cooking required. That’s right, no need to grab your pan and spatula. Try this Smoked Salmon Salad! It’s healthy, fresh, and 100% cook free. Imagine: savory smoked salmon, fresh greens, fluffy goat cheese dollops and a tangy shallot vinaigrette. It comes together in 15 minutes flat.
Need a fun party dip or spread? Try Smoked Salmon Dip! This creamy dip has a bit of a retro vibe, which makes it all the more endearing. This recipe uses a bit of Greek yogurt for a healthier spin. But it’s still chock full of rich flavor: hearty cream cheese, punchy Dijon, and that intensely smoky flavor that only fresh smoked salmon brings. Mix it up in 5 minutes, and it’s good for days in the fridge. A perfect party snack!
Here’s an easy appetizer that looks stunning and relies on simple, spot-on flavors: Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Bites! The classic combination of smoked salmon, dill, cucumber and cream cheese is a hit every time. Mix the cream cheese with fresh dill, green onion and Dijon for a rich, zingy pop. Make up this platter for a party, and people won’t be able to tear themselves away!
There’s just something about smoked salmon anything for breakfast or brunch that feels luxurious. Here’s a fun idea that takes minutes to whip up but feels elegant: Smoked Salmon Omelette! The burst of flavor is unreal: smoky, buttery salmon against tender eggs, a burst of salty feta and burst from fresh chives.
It’s hard to tire of the rich, buttery goodness of smoked salmon. Here’s the newest way we’ve fallen hard for it: Smoked Salmon Pasta! Imagine: chewy al dente pasta, bathed with a creamy sauce punctuated by bright lemon zest and herbaceous fresh dill. It’s hard not to be head over heels about this one! It’s extremely versatile: try it as an easy dinner, a fun brunch idea or picnic pasta salad.
For fast and easy meals, it’s smoked salmon to the rescue! When you don’t have time to think about cooking, try this Smoked Salmon Sandwich! The bold flavors don’t give away it’s secrets: it takes less than 10 minutes to whip up. It’s more of an idea than a formal recipe, so you can customize it to your tastes. It’s perfect for no-think weeknight dinners!
Looking for a fancy spread for parties, or to add some pizzazz to your lunch? Try this Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Spread! The flavor is bold, creamy, smoky, and herby all at once, and makes the ideal slather for bagels, sandwiches, toasts, and more. Serve it as part of bagel brunch spread, on toast for a light dinner, or on crackers as an easy lunch. There are infinite ways to use this one.
Here salmon replaces the traditional tuna in that classic French Nicoise salad! Look for hot smoked salmon, also labeled as smoke roasted: it’s sold as a fillet as shown in the photo. The cold smoked salmon that you’d find on a bagel (aka lox) is a bit too strong here, though it would work! It makes a tasty hearty main dish salad.
There's really nothing better than a good old bagel with smoked salmon, is there? Also known as lox (though there are subtle differences), smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers and veggies always hits the spot. It tastes so much greater than the sum of it's parts!
A fun way to use smoked salmon? Carpaccio! The original preparation of this Italian dish was thinly sliced raw beef slices served with lemon juice, olive oil and shaved parmesan. Use this concept with smoked salmon and top it with herbs and fried capers. via The Defined Dish
Skip the bagel and go for a tartine instead! A tartine is a French-style open-faced sandwich, and it's the perfect simple way to use your smoked salmon. Smear toast with cream cheese, then top with smoked salmon, capers and pickled onions for a brunch treat! via What's Gaby Cooking
This Salmon Cobb Salad is a spin on the classic American Cobb salad. Swap out the chicken for salmon and add a cilantro lime dressing. It's a fresh and simple main dish salad that's perfect for lunch or dinner. via Natasha's Kitchen
Take puff pastry, add Everything Bagel seasoning and top it with cream cheese, herbs, and smoked salmon. Instant brunch success! This showstopping tart is the perfect way to highlight this versatile ingredient. via How Sweet Eats
More salmon recipes
Want more recipes with salmon: of the fresh variety? We’ve got those too. Here are some salmon recipes to browse: