20+ Smoked Salmon Appetizer Recipes
Whether you pair it with cucumbers or canapés, there’s something about smoked salmon that elevates the standard finger food. The delightfully pink protein adds a pop of color and salty goodness to any number of hors d'oeuvres, making them look and taste equally delicious. Amp up the snack selection at your next shindig with these easy smoked salmon appetizers.
Crispy Potato Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Frozen shredded potatoes are a fast cook's friend: They need no draining or thawing. Serve for brunch with a side of fruit.
Smoked Salmon in Cucumber Boats
You can make the salmon mixture up to a day in advance. Sprinkle with chopped parsley for a more finished look.
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Roll-ups
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs RecipeAdd a flair of sophistication to the average deviled egg platter by using smoked salmon to top each egg slice. Use any combination of herbs you like for this easy and tasty, smoked salmon starter.
Everything Smoked-Salmon Summer Rolls
Potato Nests with Sour Cream and Smoked Salmon
Just a small amount of smoked salmon is needed to highlight the flavor in the creamy filling of these bite-sized potato nests.
Smoked Salmon and Clam Spread
Individual Smoked Salmon Pizza
Healthy, tasty, and ready in 10 minutes—what more could you ask for in a pizza? The fact that we're talking about a smoked salmon pizza all for you only makes this easy weeknight meal all the more impressive.
Fresh Corn Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Chive Cream
Traditional blinis consist of flour pancakes topped with sour cream and caviar, but our version features sweet corn pancakes topped with cold-smoked salmon and homemade chive cream. These easy apps are a great way to use up extra corn-on-the-cob you might have picked up at the market.
Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Two Mustards
These luxurious deviled eggs are surprisingly gentle (the crème fraîche mellows the mustards).
Fingerling Potatoes with Avocado and Smoked Salmon
Potato halves serve as the base of savory Fingerling Potatoes with Avocado and Smoked Salmon appetizers.
Smoked Salmon Triangles
Smoked Salmon Salad in Cucumber Cups
Substitute gravlax or even flaked canned salmon in this appetizer if you prefer salmon that has not been smoked.
Pumpernickel Toasts With Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Cream
Prep: 10 minutes. These make a light supper or elegant lunch entrée. Serve with a green salad tossed with sliced cucumber.
Smoked Salmon Dip
We’ve created an even lighter version of the traditional Smoked Salmon Dip with nonfat Greek yogurt, light sour cream and capers so you can enjoy more of it. Serve Smoked Salmon Dip with seeded crackers.
Crostini with Cucumber, Smoked Salmon, and Dill
Top baked bread slices with cream cheese, cucumber, and smoked salmon to make this tasty appetizer.
Smoked Salmon & Avocado Hand Rolls
Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Herbs
Use any combination of herbs you like for this easy and tasty starter.
Smoked Salmon Rillettes
Smoked Salmon and Cheese Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes
Category Finalist, Starters and Drinks. "I love Ireland and the country's wonderful food. When I think of Irish food, the first items that come to mind are potatoes, salmon, and cheese." --Abigail McMahon, Sherman Oaks, CA
Potato Latkes with Herbed Sour Cream and Smoked Salmon Topping
This recipe was created by chef Todd Ginsberg of Atlanta restaurant The General Muir. Applesauce is a classic topping for potato pancakes, but all sorts of flavors pair wonderfully with fried potatoes, including this creative topping of smoked salmon with herbed sour cream. This simple but elegant recipe would be right at home at a Hanukkah gathering but it would also work for a cocktail party or a special breakfast or brunch. Ginsberg uses fresh chives, tarragon, and parsley that have been pureed in a blender in his sour cream sauce. To preserve the bright color and flavor of the herbs, he blanches them in boiling water with a bit of baking soda and salt for a few minutes, then immediately transfers the herbs to an ice bath to shock them. Our Test Kitchen raved about the dish, saying, “The herbed sour cream is light, refreshing, balanced, and the perfect accompaniment to the crispy latkes and salty smoked fish.” Ginsberg prefers frying latkes in clarified butter, but this recipe will work just as well with canola or vegetable oil. If you're cooking latkes for a crowd, you might get overwhelmed making them to order. This recipe is easy to make in advance. Simply cook the latkes up to 4 hours ahead of time, and don't refrigerate. A half hour before serving, crisp up the latkes on the griddle and then transfer them to a baking sheet with a thin layer of clarified butter on the bottom. Place them in a 400˚F oven for 3 to 5 minutes. Serve immediately.