Today is Day 5, the last day of Toast Week and we’re bringing it home with this Smoked Salmon Breakfast Toast! This recipe looks fancy but is incredibly quick and easy! There is no actual cooking involved. Just assemble and go!
Savory Breakfast Toast
The smoked salmon, cream cheese, lemon and fresh dill are the perfect combination of flavors. Deliciously salty, tangy and fresh.
Savory breakfast recipes have a special little place in my heart. All my salt lovers out there know what I’m talkin bout! #teamsalty
If you’ve been following Toast Week, you know this entire series is dedicated to my wild child little sister, Taylor (she’s like 26). She loves toast and I have a feeling this Smoked Salmon Breakfast Toast will be her favorite.
Like Tay, I’m also a big fan. When I was testing this recipe, I ate four of these Smoked Salmon Breakfast Toasts and I would’ve eaten more but I ran out of smoked salmon. Real life, man.
Other Toast Week Recipes
- Raspberry Cream Cheese Toast
- Everything Bagel Avocado Toast
- Peanut Butter Blueberry Toast
- Dried Apricot Pistachio Toast
Recipe Q& A
Is smoked salmon the same as lox?
Short Answer: Lox and smoked salmon are both salmon. For the purpose of this recipe, smoked salmon and lox can be used interchangeably. Personally, I like both.
Long Answer: Lox is thinly sliced salmon that is cured or brined but is NOT smoked. Smoked salmon is thinly sliced salmon that is cured or brined and IS smoked. Both options are equally delicious but the flavor of lox is saltier while the flavor of smoked salmon is smokier.
Where do you buy smoked salmon? What does it look like?
Smoked salmon (or lox) is very common and can be found at most grocery stores in the seafood section. It comes in a flat vacuum sealed package, pre-sliced and ready to eat.
Can you eat smoked salmon straight from the packet?
Yes! The smoked salmon goes straight from the package onto your toast. Easy peasy!
Can you substitute dry dill for fresh dill?
Yes! However, dried herbs are more potent than fresh herbs. So, make sure to follow these proportions when substituting dry dill for fresh dill.
Use 1 teaspoon of dried dill for every 1 Tablespoon of fresh dill or 1/3 of the amount of fresh dill called for in the recipe. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 Tablespoon of fresh dill, use 1 teaspoon of dried dill.
This particular recipe happens to be the terrible example for this little math equation. Oh well! Here goes.
This Smoked Salmon Breakfast Toast calls for 2 teaspoons of fresh dill. To find 1/3 of 2 teaspoons, simply take 2 teaspoons ÷ 3 = .666666 teaspoons or 2/3 teaspoon. So, you would use 2/3 teaspoon dried dill.
Since no one has measuring spoons that can measure 2/3 teaspoon, feel free to eyeball it and taste as you go. These measurements don’t need to be terribly precise!
How to Make Smoked Salmon Breakfast Toast
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Toast
- 2 Tbsp. cream cheese
- 2 tsp. fresh dill, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
- pinch of salt
- 1 slice bread, toasted
- 1 oz. smoked salmon*
- Make Spread: In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, fresh dill, lemon juice and salt.
- Assemble: Spread the cream cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with smoked salmon, additional fresh dill (optional) and an extra squeeze of lemon juice (optional). Enjoy!