Smoked Salmon Bagel with Lemon & Capers Cream Cheese
Toasted bagels topped with lemon and caper cream cheese, topped with smoked salmon.
- 4 bagels, halved
- 200g cream cheese
- 2 tsp capers, chopped
- Juice of half a lemon
- 120g smoked salmon
- Salt and pepper, to season
- Toast the bagels on each side until golden brown.
- Mix together the cream cheese, capers, and lemon juice until well combined and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread the cream cheese onto the toasted bagel, and then top with smoked salmon.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 523Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1344mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 20g
Please note, this nutrition information is to be used as a guide only. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
Smoked Salmon Bagel with Lemon & Capers Recipe
Many years ago when I lived in Brisbane, every Wednesday I would head to the food market, line up beneath the hot Queensland sun, and buy myself a bagel. And although I would try to vary my order each and every week, more often than not it would be a smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese that would complete my order. And a few years again when in New York, what more could I ask for than a smoked salmon bagel? With a lashing of cream cheese of course.
However, when making these at home I don’t just settle for the plain old cream cheese of the deli. Instead, I whip together my delicious creamy and zest lemon caper cream cheese. The zest of the lemon and the saltiness of the capers, perfectly compliment the fattiness and oiliness of the salmon. And truth be told, it’s a heavenly mouthful with every bite – much better than anything you can order or buy!
Of course, these gorgeous smoked salmon bagels aren’t just a treat for lunch but are perfect for brunch too. Slice the bagels into smaller pieces and then you could even serve them alongside my burrata bruschetta! But then again, I am simply a sucker for everything brunch related.
On a final note, I am happy to say that the two weeks of summer have broken here in Scotland! Once more rain is once more on the forecast and I can already start dreaming of Autumn. Autumn and Winter are by far my favourite seasons. And although I love brunch, I adore comfort food far more. So of course with rain and cooler weather comes cosy foods. And with my view out over the woodlands, a warm blanket over my knees, and my wee cat curled up beside me, this autumn will undoubtedly be better than ever.