Monday, November 8, 2010

Cream Cheese and Lox over Pumpernickel Bread and Bagels


It was my mom's birthday last week so my sisters and I decided to make her a Sunday brunch to celebrate!  This is one of my favorite brunch dishes because of all of the delicious flavors you get in every bite as well as a nice cold, smooth consistency.

Cream cheese and Lox is traditionally served with bagels, capers, and red onion, but their are many variations you can do with this dish.  Personally, my favorite is pairing the cream cheese and lox with dill and capers.  It's such a refreshing and flavor packed combination.  Adding a thin slice of cucumber adds a great crunch to the consistency as well as a great layered appearance too.

It's extremely simple to make, requiring minimal time to prepare.  No baking or cooking required, just chopping and dicing a few ingredients and assembling it together into a beautiful presentation.  It's a brunch dish you're sure to enjoy! 


Begin by spreading a thick layer of cream cheese over the surface of your pumpernickel bread:


Then break apart a large piece of smoked salmon.  Lay it over the cream cheese:


Top with a thinly sliced cucumber:


Then add a sprinkling of dill, topped with a small amount of diced red onion:



To assemble the bagels, cut your bagel in half and spread a generous amount of cream cheese, top with a large piece of smoked salmon, then a few capers, and finish with a sprinkling of dill:


Serve and enjoy!


Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese over Pumpernickel Bread and Bagels
Serves: 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients
1 package of smoked salmon (thinly sliced)
1 package of cream cheese
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons of finely diced red onion
1/4 cup dill, chopped
1/4 cup capers
1 package pumpernickel bread, cut into small squares
1 package mini bagels

Directions
Begin by spreading a thick layer of cream cheese over the surface of your pumpernickel bread.  Then break apart a large piece of smoked salmon and lay it over the cream cheese.  Top with a thinly sliced cucumber. Then add a sprinkling of dill, topped with a small amount of diced red onion.  I also served some with only the cream cheese, salmon, and dill.  

To assemble the bagels, cut your bagel in half and spread a generous amount of cream cheese, top with a large piece of smoked salmon, then a few capers, and finish with a sprinkling of dill.
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8 comments:

  1. Great post, thanks for sharing...will be a great addition to any dinner party, i think... PS, love your header image :)

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  2. Mmm.. what a delicious finger food perfect for a cocktail party!

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  3. Thanks meltingbutter! Happy you liked the recipe as well as my header picture! It's definitely a conversation piece when friends and family come to my home and recognize it hanging in the corner of my kitchen!

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  4. Thank you Kimberly! Happy you like the recipe!

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  5. This would make a lovely starter for the dinner party we are having on Saturday, thank you.

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  6. Thanks for sharing, this will be a great weekend snack!

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  7. You can do many things with bagel. It goes with almost any kind of topping - depending on your preference. Another thing is about bagels is that they are not as fattening compared to the other kinds of bread. Have it during breakfast, snack time or even simple gatherings.

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  8. Excellent post! Great advices and thank you for sharing all of these stuff! Its a really nice receipi

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