Smoked Salmon Crostini

Smoked Salmon Crostini is a lovely appetizer that is simple, delicious, quick to make and gorgeous to look at!

I’m always on the hunt for easy appetizers and this is it!  I regularly make Beet-Cured Smoked Salmon and this is a perfect use for it.  You don’t need to make you own (but why wouldn’t you?  It’s so easy!) as any smoked salmon will work.

Simply top homemade crostini with a cream cheese spread, smoked salmon and toppings and you are ready to serve this wonderful appetizer!

Begin by making the crostini.  Slice the baguette into 1/2-inch slices and place them on a baking sheet.  Brush the bread with a combination of olive oil, garlic powder, salt & pepper and bake until the crostini are crispy and golden.

For the creamy spread, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.

Prepare all of the toppings.  You can use so many different items but I like using what you’d get on a low & cream cheese bagel:  cucumber, red onion, diced tomatoes, capers and dill.

Here’s a red onion hack:  slice the onion very thin and then soak the onion slices in a bowl with ice water for about 5 minutes.  Drain and pat dry.  This will eliminate that pungent raw-onion bite and also won’t bother your stomach, if you are sensitive to raw onions.

Once the crostini has cooled, spread a bit of the creamy spread over the crostini, top with smoked salmon and the rest of your toppings.

The crostini can be prepared a few hours ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator.  Remove and serve!

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Smoked Salmon Crostini

Makes: 10 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Bake Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes



  • 1 baguette
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Creamy Spread:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper


  • 12 ounces smoked salmon
  • desired toppings (sliced cucumbers, red onions, capers, parsley)



Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice the baguette into 1/2-inch thick slices. Add the crostini slices onto a baking sheet.

In a bowl, combine the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. With a pastry brush, brush the bread slices with the oil mixture.

Bake for about 6-8 minutes or until the bread is crispy and golden. Set aside to cool.

Creamy Spread:

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the creamy spread and set aside.

Prepare all the desired toppings and set aside.


Once the crostini is cooled, spread the creamy spread on the bread pieces, top with a piece of smoked salmon and top with desired toppings. Repeat with the remaining crostini pieces. Serve and enjoy!


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