If you're hosting a summer get together or thinking about taking an appetizer for a potluck, this dish is a wonderful choice. It's easy, quick and delicious too. It's not so much a recipe I can credit to anyone - it just happens to be what I like, so feel free to play around with it!
You can do a spin of lox & bagels by topping with finely diced red onion, some capers, thinly sliced tomato... or even substitue the cream chese with mashed avocado!
Want to go a bit on the wild side? Try a flavored cream cheese like garden vegetable, chive & onion, or chipotle.
When it comes to the salmon, you might be asking yourself what's the difference between smoked salmon, lox, gravlax, etc. Here's the rundown:
- lox is from the salmon belly and unsmoked
- nova lax is from the salmon belly and cold smoked
- gravlax is any part of salmon and unsmoked, but seasoned with spices
- hot smoked is is any part of salmon and smoked similarly to bbq
For this recipe, I used hot smoked salmon for flavor but you can certainly use the other times of salmon if you prefer!
Smoked Salmon Crostini
French bread slices, cut on a bias and toasted
Cream cheese (low fat works great!)
Smoked salmon, flaked
Chives, snipped for garnish
Spread the cream cheese on the toasted bread; top with salmon and garnish with chives.