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These smoked salmon recipes are the easiest ways to use this flavor-packed ingredient! It’s the key to quick meals, appetizers, and snacks.

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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?

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Salmon Toast

15 Smoked Salmon Recipes

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 large toasts or 20 appetizer toasts 1x


Smoked salmon toast is ideal for brunch, easy lunch, or as a party appetizer! This simple idea is a study in contrasts of flavor and texture.


  • 4 to 6 large slices bread (or 20 small crostini or party-size toasts)
  • 1 recipe Whipped Ricotta or Whipped Cottage Cheese*
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon or lox
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced or chopped
  • ¼ cup capers, drained
  • Fresh dill sprigs


  1. Toast the bread or make the crostini.
  2. Make the Whipped Ricotta or Whipped Cottage Cheese, seasoning the cottage cheese with a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Top each toast with smoked salmon, sliced red onion, and capers. Top with fresh dill sprigs. Add fresh ground black pepper if desired.


*You can also use plain ricotta, seasoned with salt and pepper, goat cheese, or cream cheese as a spread.

  • Category: Lunch or Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Seafood

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Patricia Tuley says:

    I came across your site while searching for cooked Salmon recipes. Thanks so much for sharing your talents. Your recipes look amazing and I plan on trying many of them. Our son lives in the state of Washington and while visiting him, he gave u 3 pieces of frozen salmon. Yesterday we smoked one of the pieces and could not eat all. Today which will be a perfect day to try Salmon Patties (cakes) which I believe my husband will enjoy. Come fall I hope to try the Smoked Salmon Chowder.
    Again, thank you. I look forward to trying many of your other recipes.
    No need to reply. I am sure you both are very busy.

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Thank you for the note! So glad you are enjoying the recipes!

  2. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!