Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Crostini


Indulge in the sophisticated simplicity of our Elegance on Toast: Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Crostini! This dish combines the delicate flavors of smoked salmon with the creamy richness of cream cheese, all atop a crisp, golden crostini. It's an elegant and effortless appetizer, perfect for entertaining or a classy snack.

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Crostini

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 12 crostini
  • Serving Size: 1 crostini

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 110 kcal
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 6g


  • Baguette, sliced into ½ inch rounds - 1
  • Smoked salmon, thinly sliced - 200 grams (7 ounces)
  • Cream cheese, softened - ¾ cup
  • Fresh dill, chopped - for garnish
  • Capers - for garnish
  • Lemon zest - for garnish
  • Olive oil - for brushing
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil and season with a little salt and pepper. Arrange on a baking sheet.
  3. Toast in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  4. Spread a generous layer of cream cheese on each crostini.
  5. Top with a piece of smoked salmon.
  6. Garnish each crostini with fresh dill, capers, and a sprinkle of lemon zest.
  7. Serve immediately.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the baguette slices are evenly cut for consistent toasting.
  • For added flavor, mix some fresh herbs or garlic into the cream cheese.
  • Arrange the crostini on a platter and garnish just before serving to maintain crispness.
  • Pair with a glass of sparkling wine for a luxurious experience.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of bread?

Yes, ciabatta or sourdough can also be used for a different texture.

How do I store leftovers?

Store the components separately in the refrigerator and assemble when ready to serve.

Can I make these crostini in advance?

Toast the bread ahead of time, but assemble close to serving time.

Your Elegance on Toast: Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Crostini are ready to grace any occasion with their delightful blend of flavors and textures. These elegant bites are not just food; they're a statement of fine taste and sophistication. Serve them at your next gathering and watch as they become the star of the table, offering a moment of culinary bliss with every bite!