Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
14 Mins
Total Time
14 Mins
4 servings

This decadent sandwich would be perfect for brunch. Look for salmon that's labeled "wild Alaskan," and you can be sure you're getting sustainable seafood. You can also use soft-boiled eggs in blace of the poached eggs.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring water and vinegar to a simmer in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add eggs, 1 at a time; simmer 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 2

Combine cheese, onion, dill, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; spread 1 tablespoon cheese mixture over each bread slice. Top each serving with 1/4 cup arugula and 1 ounce salmon. Remove eggs from pan with a slotted spoon; top each sandwich with 1 egg. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Step 3

Sustainable Choice: Look for salmon that's labeled "wild Alaskan salmon," and you can be sure you're getting sustainable seafood.

Chef's Notes

This updated version of Smoked Salmon and Egg Sandwich is based on a recipe that originally ran in Cooking Light, January 2011. The recipe was retested and updated for Cooking Light Crave!, Oxmoor House, 2013.


MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov

Ratings & Reviews


March 26, 2016
this was awesome!  used toasted sourdough, chive onion creamed cheese, spinach, and fried my egg.  added the minced red onion and dill along with cracked pepper and no salt.   will def make again, very easy.

sukeedog's Review

December 04, 2013

SusanParker's Review

July 14, 2012

Noblefir75's Review

November 22, 2011
Hate to say it, but some of the reviewers don't know the difference between soft-boiled and poached. A couple said they would poach it next time. The recipe calls for you to poach it.

JimMarltonNJ's Review

February 25, 2011
I would poach the egg instead of soft boiling them. I left out the dill and the next time I would leave out all the salt as the salmon adds enough salty taste. Otherwise we enjoyed this sandwich.

Daisie's Review

February 02, 2011
Delicious - I used toasted English muffins instead of bread and added 1/2 tsp minced capers to the cheese mixture vs. adding salt. Will definitely make these again.

MaryInIowa's Review

January 16, 2011

Ekmitch2's Review

January 13, 2011
Delicious. I served it on pumpernickel. I've consistently had trouble getting my egg to be perfectly poached so more often then not its just a sliced hard boiled egg on top but great flavors and use fresh whipped cream cheese if you can.

SDanielson1973's Review

January 09, 2011
My daughter who loves salmon was happy with this, but she added capers to hers and chose to have it over a plain mini bagel. I had the toast... very good.