Smoked Salmon Crostini

Behold a fabulously flavorful NYE appetizer recipe! The smoked salmon crostini.

Crostinis are basically a crispy baguette round. They are easy to make – simply slice a baguette into rounds then drizzle each with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 8 minutes or until slightly crispy. Once they’re cooled, you can top them with your favorite topping combination.

Today I’m topping them with a cream cheese and Greek yogurt mix (with lemon!), some smoked salmon, fresh dill sprigs, briny capers (optional) and freshly cracked black pepper.

These little toasts will disappear in no-time!

Happy New Year, friends!

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Smoked Salmon Crostini

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8-10 mins
  • Total Time: 18-25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 16 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking, No-Cook

Description

A simple appetizer featuring crispy toast smothered with cream cheese, smoked salmon, fresh dill and freshly cracked black pepper.


Ingredients

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  • 1 whole grain baguette, sliced into ¼ inch rounds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces Neufchatel cheese (low fat cream cheese), room temperature
  • 6 ounces (⅔ cup) plain Greek yogurt
  • Zest and juice of ½ medium lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line the baguette rounds on a baking sheet. Brush each with olive oil. Bake 7-8 minutes or until lightly crispy. Let cool.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the Neufchatel cheese until creamy. Add the Greek yogurt, lemon zest and juice and salt until creamy.
  4. Spread the creamy cheese mixture on each baguette. Top each with smoked salmon and top with fresh dill and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve immediately.

Notes

Substitution Tip: Swap the cream cheese for goat cheese for a tangier spread. Add capers for something briny.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 toast
  • Calories: 95
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 341mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg

Keywords: appetizer, holiday, snack, salmon

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