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3 Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizers

3 Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizers that are super simple to make with supermarket ingredients, but the small bites add a wow factor to any occasion. Make all three from your base ingredients or pick one and pile your platter high with them. Whatever you choose to do these smoked salmon appetizers are perfect for parties!

Purple/Blue Table, with gold plates, champagne flutes and tinsel. Large white platter with 3 different smoked salmon appetizers on it.

At this time of year, when everybody is trying to do their shopping and life is super busy, having a quick recipe you can whip up for a party or gathering is vital.

These 3 easy smoked salmon appetizers can all be made with the same 3 base ingredients, then it is just a case of changing up the seasonings.

Brown bread with lemon cream cheese and and smoked salmon finger sandwiches on a large white plate. Pasta bites in the background.

Some cream cheese, smoked salmon and a loaf of sliced brown bread and you can create a platter of easy smoked salmon appetizers that will go down a treat at a party or before your holiday meal.

I have given suggested seasonings in the recipes, but there are so many variations you can mix it up however you like.

For the ones pictured I used fresh dill, chives and lemon and black pepper.

But alternatives would be:

  • finely chopped capers
  • parsley and lemon zest
  • tarragon
  • caviar
  • finely chopped red onion
  • finely chopped celery
  • chervil
  • cayenne pepper
  • for an unusual twist a little orange zest and a pinch of cinnamon.

Brown bread pinwheels with dill cream cheese and smoked salmon. Tinsel in the background.

What is more if you keep a block of cream cheese in the fridge and some smoked salmon and bread in the freezer, you can make these anytime. I don’t recommend freezing cream cheese, the water content means when it defrosts it has a really grainy texture, which doesn’t work here.

But the blocks you buy at the store have really nice long use by dates on them, so keeping one or two in the fridge will always be worth it. (And if it comes towards the end of it’s date, what better excuse do you need to make a cheesecake!)

Round toasts spread with cream cheese and topped with smoked salmon and chives. On a white plate.

Mmmmmm Cheesecake….must post my favorite cheesecake recipe up!! But for now, lets drool over these easy smoked salmon appetizers.

Looking at the platter we have smoked salmon and dill pinwheels, smoked salmon and lemon cream cheese sandwich bites and some smoked salmon and chive toast bites. But the herbs and seasonings are all adaptable and changeable.

Platter with the 3 easy smoked salmon appetizers on it and tinsel in the background.

When it comes to party platters like this, the presentation is so important. Cutting the sandwiches into bite sized fingers makes them look elegant. Again the toasts bites, spending a little bit of time and using a cookie cutter to cut out small rounds takes toast and makes it stylish and more refined.

And these little touches don’t take long, but they can make such a difference.

Overview of the smoked salmon appetizer platter on a purple/blue table with party plates and champagne in background

Enjoy x


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Smoked Salmon and Dill Pinwheels on a white platter.
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Smoked Salmon and Dill Pinwheels
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
These Smoked Salmon and Dill Pinwheels are one of 3 Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizers that are super simple to make with a a few simple supermarket ingredients.
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 20 pieces
Calories: 30 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 slices brown bread
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese room temp
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill see notes
  • 3.5 oz smoked salmon
Instructions
  1. Trim the crusts from the bread.
  2. Use a rolling pin to roll out the bread until it very thin.
  3. Spread the slices of bread with a thin even layer of cream cheese.
  4. Sprinkle over the chopped herbs.
  5. Add a single layer of smoked salmon.
  6. Roll each slice of bread up into a sausage.
  7. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate until needed.
  8. To serve use a sharp knife to cut each roll into 5 slices.
  9. Arrange on a platter and sprinkle with a little extra dill (or your chosen herb).
Recipe Notes

As an alternative to dill you could use:

  • lemon and black pepper
  • chopped chives
  • finely chopped capers
  • parsley and lemon zest
  • tarragon
  • caviar
  • finely chopped red onion
  • finely chopped celery
  • chervil
  • cayenne pepper
  • for an unusual twist a little orange zest and a pinch of cinnamon.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon and Dill Pinwheels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Potassium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

5 from 1 vote
Smoked Salmon and Lemon Cream Cheese Sandwich bites on a white platter.
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Smoked Salmon and Lemon Cream Cheese Sandwich Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
These smoked salmon and lemon cream cheese sandwich bites are one of 3 Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizers that are super simple to make with a a few simple supermarket ingredients.
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 18 pieces
Calories: 46 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 slices brown bread
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese room temp
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest or chopped herbs - see notes
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3.5 oz smoked salmon
Instructions
  1. Trim the crusts from the bread.
  2. Spread the slices of bread with an even layer of cream cheese.
  3. Sprinkle over the lemon zest and black pepper.
  4. Add a single layer of smoked salmon to 3 of the slices of bread.
  5. Sandwich your bread, wrap tightly in cling film and refrigerate until needed.
  6. To serve, use a sharp knife to cut each sandwich into 3 long strips and each strip in half.
  7. Arrange on a platter and sprinkle with a little extra lemon zest (or your chosen herb).
Recipe Notes

As an alternative to lemon and black pepper you could use:

  • dill
  • chopped chives
  • finely chopped capers
  • parsley and lemon zest
  • tarragon
  • caviar
  • finely chopped red onion
  • finely chopped celery
  • chervil
  • cayenne pepper
  • for an unusual twist a little orange zest and a pinch of cinnamon.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon and Lemon Cream Cheese Sandwich Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 46 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 105mg 4%
Potassium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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Toast rounds topped with cream cheese, chive and smoked salmon on a white plate.
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Smoked Salmon and Chive Toast Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
 
These smoked salmon and chive toast bites are one of 3 Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizers that are super simple to make with a a few simple supermarket ingredients.
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 20 bites
Calories: 30 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 slices brown bread
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives - see notes
  • 3.5 oz smoked salmon
Instructions
  1. Place the bread in the toaster and toast until crisp.
  2. Allow to cool then use a cookie cutter to cut small rounds out of your toast
  3. Add a teaspoon (or so) of cream cheese to each round.
  4. Top the rounds with some smoked salmon and a sprinkling of chopped chive (or your chosen herb).
Recipe Notes

As an alternative to chives you could use:

  • lemon and black pepper
  • chopped dill
  • finely chopped capers
  • parsley and lemon zest
  • tarragon
  • caviar
  • finely chopped red onion
  • finely chopped celery
  • chervil
  • cayenne pepper
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon and Chive Toast Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Potassium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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3 Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizers that are super simple to make with supermarket ingredients, but the small bites add a wow factor to any occasion. Make all three from your base ingredients or pick one and pile your platter high with them. Whatever you choose to do these smoked salmon appetizers are perfect for parties!
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