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

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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 people’s eyes light up when they see these salmon canapes (I 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

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.

Three photos of baguettes being cut for canapés

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.

Four photos of a spread being mixed for smoked salmon tea canapés, sandwiches

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!

Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches (Canapés)

5 from 28 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 10
  • 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 unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

Preheat your Oven to 350˚F.

  • Slice bread into 1/3" thick slices on the diagonal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

If your bread is very fresh and soft, you don't need to brush with butter and bake.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canapes, Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $

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  • Charlene O’Malley
    July 30, 2022

    Followed the recipe and made no changes. It was perfect! Nothing left on the platter.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 31, 2022

      Love it! Thanks a lot for your good comments and review.

      Reply

  • Emilia
    January 31, 2022

    Natash, how long ahead can these canapés be made? I want to make it for a tea party.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2022

      Hi Emilia, they are best same day!

      Reply

  • Galya
    February 13, 2021

    Great appetizer! A favorite among the kids, even with the garlic.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Great to hear that! Thank you for your good review.

      Reply

  • Jopie
    August 21, 2020

    Hi Natasha, love the recipe but it’s so hard to read because a million ads spread themselves all over my screen. This is so annoying and frustrating that I had to give up. A real shame because the recipe looked great.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2020

      Hi Jopie, Thank you for sharing your concerns and feedback. The only way we can continue providing free recipes is by having ads on our site so we are not able to remove those at this time. We find that most people would rather see the ads than pay to see the recipes. But that feedback is noted we’ll make sure to work on improving the ads.

      Reply

  • Nellie
    December 29, 2018

    Hey Natasha! I want to make these for a New Years party. I need to make about 60 sandwiches. How much approximately should I double or triple the recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 29, 2018

      I think that would be best, Nellie! I baguette sliced thin makes about 20 sandwiches

      Reply

  • L c
    November 21, 2018

    Can these be made the night before for a brunch party? Or will they be soggy

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2018

      They are best fresh. If making ahead the bread will get soggy especially since they will need to be stored in a fridge.

      Reply

  • lydia
    August 29, 2018

    Hi Natasha, Have you ever used goat cheese instead of cream cheese for this recipe? Thanks, Lydia

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2018

      Hi Lydia. I haven’t tried it but here is what one of our readers said “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” I hope this helps

      Reply

      • lydia
        August 31, 2018

        Sounds yummy! Thanks so much for the suggestion! Happy weekend, Lydia

        Reply

  • elle
    June 14, 2018

    Natasha, There is a grammar error .. Its “I know mine do ” not ” I’m know” (just fyi)
    I’m a little OCD 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha
      June 14, 2018

      Thank you Elle, I just got it fixed 😀. If you see anything else, let me know.

      Reply

  • 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

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