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Smoked Salmon Canapes

Smoked Salmon Canapes are delicious appetizers that you can serve your guests before dinner. It will become your favorite with both lightweight and ease.

May 9, 2023
Difficulty Easy
Servings 6-8 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 10 mins



  1. Slice the bread into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  2. Mix cream cheese, whipped cream, and horseradish sauce in a bowl.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spread the mixture on the sliced bread. Place smoked salmon slices on it.
  5. Garnish with capers and dill, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Smoked Salmon Canapes
Serves 6-8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 35 mg11.7%
Sodium 268 mg11.7%
Potassium 113 mg2.4%
Protein 5.8 g11.6%
Total Fat 9.1 g11.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use high-quality, thinly sliced smoked salmon. Look for wild-caught salmon that has been smoked using traditional methods for the best flavor.
  • Use good quality bread, such as a baguette or crostini bread. Also, you can use crackers or other thin, crispy breads. Slice it thinly before toasting.
  • Use fresh ingredients for the best flavor. Choose fresh, high-quality smoked salmon, cream cheese, and bread.
  • Slice the ingredients thinly. Use a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer to slice the ingredients thinly and evenly.
  • Toast the bread. This will give it a nice crunch and prevent it from getting soggy when you add the toppings.
  • Add some acidity. A squeeze of lemon juice or a bit of caper brine can help cut through the richness of the salmon and cream cheese and add some bright acidity to the canapés.
  • Add different toppings such as red onion, fresh dill, capers, or chopped chives.
  • Don't overload the canapés.
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This classic appetizer is a combination of smoked salmon, creamy cheese, and flavorful bread or crackers. With their rich and smoky flavors, smoked salmon canapés recipe is the perfect addition for any occasion.

Whether you're entertaining guests or simply looking for a tasty and satisfying snack, smoked salmon canapés are sure to impress with their combination of delicious flavors and sophisticated presentation.

What Are Smoked Salmon Canapés?

Smoked salmon canapés are a popular appetizer that is made with thinly sliced smoked salmon arranged on top of small pieces of bread or crackers. These canapes are topped with salmon, cream cheese,capers, red onion, or fresh herbs.

Smoked salmon canapés are often served at parties or special events. They are usually bite-sized, making them a convenient and elegant finger food that is easy to eat while socializing.

What Kind of Bread Should Be Used For Smoked Salmon Canapés?

For smoked salmon canapés, use a thin and crispy bread. Thinly sliced baguette, crostini, or crackers is best for canapes. You could also use pumpernickel bread, which pairs well with the smoky flavor of the salmon. Ultimately, the choice of bread will depend on personal preference.

For more, check out our ‘Bread Types’ post.

What Type of Cheese Is Best for Smoked Salmon Canapes?

When it comes to pairing cheese with smoked salmon, there are several options that can complement its rich, smoky flavor. Generally, cream cheese is used to make salmon canapes. It has a mild flavor and a creamy texture. Additionally, goat cheese, boursin cheese, or feta cheese can be used for making canapes.

Ultimately, the type of cheese for canapes will depend on personal preferences or the flavors and textures you want to achieve with a smoked salmon dish.

What To Serve With Smoked Salmon Canapes?

Smoked salmon canapés can be a delicious appetizer or part of a light meal. Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Smoked Salmon Canapes:

How To Store Smoked Salmon Canapes?

Smoked salmon canapés are best consumed within 24 hours of preparation. If you have any leftovers, make sure to refrigerate them properly and consume them within the next day.

Refrigerator: These canapés should be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature of 40°F (4°C) or below. Cover them tightly with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container. This will help to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and keep the canapés fresh.

Freezer: If you want to store smoked salmon canapés for longer, you can freeze them. Place them in an airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Thaw them in the refrigerator before consuming.

Discard any leftovers that have been left at room temperature for more than 2 hours or do not look or smell fresh.

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