Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches (Canapés)

These smoked salmon tea sandwiches (crostini) show up at 90% of our parties. Everyone loves them. The cream cheese dill spread is wonderful!

These smoked salmon tea sandwiches (crostini) show up at 90% of our major parties. They are definitely a treat because the smoked salmon can be spendy, but they are so delicious and everyone loves them.

You can literally see peoples eyes light up when they see these salmon canapes (I’m know mine do!). I can’t resist the temptation of sneaking one before the party starts ;). The cream cheese dill spread is fantastic and compliments the salmon perfectly. This would probably make a great full-size sandwich!

Ingredients for Smoked Salmon Canapés:

8 oz package cream cheese
2 Tbsp Mayo
1-2 Garlic cloves, pressed
1-2 Tbsp dill leaves, finely chopped  (optional, but highly recommended!)
More dill sprigs for garnish
4 oz smoked salmon
1 long baguette
2 Tbsp butter, melted

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Salmon Tea Sandwiches (salmon canapes)

How to Make Salmon Tea Sandwiches:

1. Preheat your Oven to 350˚F.

2. Slice bread into 1/3″ thick slices on the diagonal. Note: If your bread is very fresh and soft, you don’t need to brush with butter and bake. My bread was a little more stale so I toasted it and it helped. Place the bread slices side-by-side onto a large baking sheet. Brush the tops with butter. Flip the breads over and brush the other side with butter. I just use long strokes across multiple slices of bread at the same time. Don’t spend too much time on this step; no need for perfection :).

Bake at 350˚F for 5 minutes or until edges are just barely starting to turn golden. The breads should still be soft in the center.

3. In a small bowl, combine all of your spread ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese (no need to soften it), 2 Tbsp Mayo, 1-2 pressed garlic cloves (depending on your love for garlic), 1-2 Tbsp freshly chopped dill. Mash it all together with a fork.

4. Spread the cream cheese mix over the top of each bread slice. It’s ok to spread even if the bread is still warm. Top with a piece of salmon and garnish with dill. If stacking, it’s a good idea to put plastic wrap between the layers so the bread doesn’t get soggy.

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These smoked salmon tea sandwiches (crostini) show up at 90% of our parties. Everyone loves them. The cream cheese dill spread is wonderful!

Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches (Canapés)

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
These smoked salmon tea sandwiches (crostini) show up at 90% of our parties. Everyone loves them. The cream cheese dill spread is wonderful!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $7
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Mayo
  • 1-2 Garlic cloves pressed
  • 1-2 Tbsp dill leaves finely chopped
  • More dill sprigs for garnish
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • 1 long baguette
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted

Instructions

Preheat your Oven to 350˚F.

  1. Slice bread into 1/3" thick slices on the diagonal.
  2. Place the bread slices side-by-side onto a large baking sheet. Brush the tops with butter. Flip the breads over and brush the other side with butter. I just use long strokes across multiple slices of bread at the same time. Bake at 350˚F for 5 minutes or until edges are just barely starting to turn golden. The breads should still be soft in the center.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all of your spread ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese (no need to soften it), 2 Tbsp Mayo, 1-2 pressed garlic cloves, 1-2 Tbsp freshly chopped dill. Mash it all together with a fork.
  4. Spread the cream cheese mix over the top of each bread slice. It's OK to spread even if the bread is still warm. Top with a piece of salmon and garnish with dill. If stacking, it's a good idea to put plastic wrap between the layers so the bread doesn't get soggy.

Recipe Notes

If your bread is very fresh and soft, you don't need to brush with butter and bake.

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  • Elias
    May 16, 2018

    I made 40 salmon sandwiches. I used 16oz of smoked salmon, a little less than 2 lbs of cream cheese , 3 baguette. The only thing I changed from the original recipe is i didn’t use any mayo, only cream cheese with garlic and dill, i like better that way. Everyone loved them, you should give them a try. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 16, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much everyone enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review Elias! Reply

  • Olga
    October 8, 2016

    Is it ok to refrigerate the cream cheesecake/mayo mix overnight and assemblr everything right before a party the next day? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 8, 2016

      Olga, yes absolutely. This is a smart way to make it ahead 😀. Reply

  • Florence
    May 20, 2016

    I used bagels to slice very thin, small toasts and made bite size sandwiches to share on a hike with fellow hikers. It was a big success. Thank you for this delicious recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 20, 2016

      Florence, I’m so happy you enjoyed them. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Tina
    May 9, 2016

    Natasha,

    This recipe was so simple and so delicious. All my guests loved it. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 9, 2016

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and you are welcome Tina 🙂 Reply

  • Mercede
    October 18, 2015

    Thank you for another wonderful recipe. I was asked to bring an appetizer to an anniversary party and looked to you for ideas because everything I have made of yours is most excellent! Again, we were not disappointed, and these disappeared in no time at the party, with many compliments! Thanks to you and your family for sharing your talents and culture with us. We really enjoy your site. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 19, 2015

      Mercede, thank you for your encouraging comment. I’m so happy you enjoy our recipes :). Reply

  • Meaghan
    December 1, 2014

    I came across this photo on Pinterest. I do love me some smoked salmon, but I have to ask about that gorgeous board the sandwiches are displayed on. Where’d you get it?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 2, 2014

      I found that in TJ Max. It is an olive wood cutting board. You just have to keep an eye out for them. They aren’t always available 🙂 Reply

      • Nicole
        December 23, 2014

        Hi Natasha! These look delicious and I’m planning on serving them for a new tradition I’m starting tomorrow…A Christmas eve tea party:) My question to you is how long do you recommend refrigerating? Is it served cold? Thanks in advance for any advice! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          December 23, 2014

          Nicole, they are best eaten the same day. Serve them right away or refrigerate for up to 6 hours. They are still very tasty the following day, but taste best when made the same day. Hope this helps :). Reply

  • Vika
    November 28, 2014

    Made these little guys for yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner. Super easy to make and oh so good! 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2014

      I’m so happy you enjoyed them! 🙂 Thanks for the great review! Reply

  • Belle
    July 18, 2014

    Hi, can I ask how long these sandwiches last? Is it okay if I make them in late morning around 11 or noon, and keep them in lunch boxes (without refrigerating) until 8pm? Can they still be eaten then? Thanks 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 18, 2014

      Smoked salmon and cream cheese should really be refrigerated. They’d probably be ok if you packed ice packs around your food and had an insulated lunch bag to keep them chilled. Reply

      • Belle
        July 18, 2014

        Okay thank you! Can I ask if this can be served cold then? I now plan on replacing the cream cheese spread with mashed potatoes, and then refrigerating the smoked salmon & mashed potatoes until around 30min before serving. So sorry for the multitude of questions, I’m a cooking novice hope you don’t mind >< Thank you! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 19, 2014

          I’m having a really hard time imagining the canapes with mashed potatoes; especially cold mashed potatoes. I’d definitely recommend the cream cheese. You can pre-make them 30 min in advance and just keep things refrigerated until serving. If it is only 30 minutes, you can even leave them at room temp 30 min before serving.  Reply

  • Victoria
    January 9, 2014

    A lady did this spread for our church New Years Party. I got to do the rest…while spreading everything on the bread and topping the salmon I probably drooled more than ever I. I forgot to ask her what she put in it and thought about for a few days already! I am so glad I checked once again on your website and found everything I need, like always! Thank you very much for your effort to make life easier! 😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 9, 2014

      Your comment made me smile…”like always..” I’m so glad you found what you were craving 🙂 Reply

  • Masha
    August 8, 2013

    These were scrumptious! Wouldn’t change a thing! Thank you so much for your delicious recipes!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 8, 2013

      I’m so glad you enjoyed these 🙂 Reply

  • Little Cooking Tips
    July 31, 2013

    A simple, BEAUTIFUL recipe! We love smoked salmon, so this is definitely a must-try! Thanks so much for sharing Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 31, 2013

      You’re welcome! 🙂 I hope you love it! Reply

  • Natasha
    July 14, 2013

    We had this for breakfast today. The most simple and delicious way to make these! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 14, 2013

      I agree. These are so easy and good! Reply

  • Richard
    July 9, 2013

    Natasha –

    I’ve found it at Meiers stores (IL and MI), Casey’s Finer Food, etc. It is not too uncommon just usually overlooked. Your recipe and other’s comments would be great with the Trout (slightly different taste than salmon – usually a bit sweeter I think). A very thin slice of Vadalia onion, thin piece of cucumber, etc – To me with a large bowl of Osetra and lavosh or crackers of any type, would be as close as I’m gonna get to Heaven…. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 9, 2013

      Wow that does sound like a dreamy combo! Reply

  • Richard
    July 7, 2013

    Natasha and Friends –

    Nice recipe. Here’s a slight deviation – try an herbed goat cheese (herbs of your choice but dill is always a good start) and use smoked trout instead of the salmon. A bit different but very tasty.

    Thanks for the reminder

    Chef Richard Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 7, 2013

      Thanks so much for sharing. I’ll have to try your version. Sounds amazing! Where do you buy smoked trout? Reply

  • July 7, 2013

    Some people don’t like smoked salmon. Really!!!??? How it’s even possible? I have no idea. I love your sandwiches. I agree, dill compliments salmon. I would only toasted one side of the bread, it adds crunchiness but a litle bit. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 7, 2013

      I can’t understand that either 😉 It is nice toasted and works really well for slightly stale bread. Reply

  • Olga
    July 6, 2013

    Having Birthday party tomorrow, I’m totally trying it. Looks awesome!!!!! Thanks for alway great recipes!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 6, 2013

      You are welcome Olga, enjoy the party :). Reply

  • July 5, 2013

    These look delicious. I love to add thinly sliced cucumbers or tomatoes to my salmon sandwiches. Salmon sandwiches are so easy and everyone loves them. Will definitely make them your way next time:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2013

      Cucumbers do sound nice. I bet it adds some nice freshness to these. I’ll have to try your way too! Reply

  • alana
    July 5, 2013

    On the top of my to do list!!! Love smoked salmon!
    Where did you do purchase that beautiful salmon dear? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2013

      This one was from FredMeyer, but I think the best salmon is in Costco although it is a little spendy. Reply

  • July 5, 2013

    This recipe looks really good. I can’t wait it give it a try. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2013

      I hope you LOVE it! 🙂 Reply

  • Nadia
    July 5, 2013

    I make them like this too, sometimes I add chives. So so good!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2013

      Ooooh chives, you can’t go wrong with those! Reply

  • Oksana
    July 5, 2013

    Ohhh Natasha! My husband and I love salmon sandwiches! Last week I made my own cured salmon by using Mom’s Dish recipe for Smoked Salmon. Let me tell you the salmon was so DELICIOUS! I spent $20 for 2 lb of salmon and was amazed how amazing it tasted! (I spend around $13.50 for 8 oz of salmon from the store!! Eekkk!) So curing your own salmon saves a lot of money. I will be definitely trying this recipe when I will make my own salmon (which will be next week!). Try Mom’s Dish recipe, you won’t regret it. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2013

      I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks Oksana!! 🙂 Reply

    • Moms dish
      July 5, 2013

      You are sweet! Thank you 🙂 Reply

  • Tatyana
    July 5, 2013

    Where do you buy the wild smoked salmon?
    Because SAMs club has pretty good one but it’s
    farm raised and my husband won’t eat farm
    raised salmon. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2013

      This one was from Fred Meyer but the best tasting one I think is from Costco although I’m not sure if it’s farm raised? Reply

  • July 5, 2013

    I love this classic combination! I would totally be sneaking these babies. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2013

      Yes, and multiples when no one is watching! 🙂 P.S. I love your blog! Reply

  • Oksana
    July 5, 2013

    We make those all the time, but not exactly to the same recipe, but idea is there. We even have some in the fridge now. My husband likes those on bagels, he’ll buy them specifically for the salmon.
    We make it even more simple: Bagels (small or big), cream cheese OR Laughing Cow spread (we like original, but they also come in different flavors), and the salmon. Since bagels are fresh, we don’t toast them, and because kids don’t like garlic we omit for them. I would love to try your idea with the mayo and dill, sounds so tasty. Next time I think I’ll do that, but we’ll stick with bagels since for some reason my husband thinks that’s the only way to eat this sandwich. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2013

      That’s sounds amazing as a sandwich and with the laughing cow cheese. Thanks for sharing :). I guess I better buy more salmon! Reply

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