This Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich is a new lunch staple in our home. Thinly sliced smoked salmon, tomato, cucumber, micro-greens, pickled red onion and capers sandwich in a toasted everything bagel that’s spread with a homemade garlic dill cream cheese. Yields 1 sandwich.

Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich

Meet my latest obsession.

A trend that I saw on TikTok is now my lunch at least 1 to 2 days a week. Although I’m no stranger to lox and cream cheese, I wanted to put my own spin on the viral lox and cream cheese bagel sandwich. So I layered thinly sliced smoked salmon and sandwiched it with tomato, cucumber, micro-greens, pickled onions and capers between a toasted bagel slathered with a homemade garlic dill cream cheese.

The result? Delicious.

Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich

This sandwich has great texture. It’s fresh, flavorful, slightly salty and is deliciously messy in all the best ways.

ingredients for Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich

To Make These Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich You Will Need:

for the garlic dill cream cheese:

  • cream cheese (whipped) – Or regular cream cheese. I just find it easier to stir in ingredients using whipped.
  • green onionAdds a freshly sharp onion flavor.
  • dill (fresh) – Lends a sweet and grassy with notes of celery and parsley.
  • garlicAdds distinct punchy flavor.
  • black pepperThis will add some subtle bite and flavor.

for the sandwich:

  • bagelBakery bagels are best. I like using everything bagels, but plain, asiago or cheddar jalapeno is great.
  • garlic dill cream cheeseAdds creaminess with notes of onion, garlic and dill.
  • smoked salmonAdds protein with subtle salty and smoky flavor.
  • tomatoLends juicy fresh flavor.
  • cucumberAdds a crisp and fresh, melon-like flavor.
  • Micro-greensTotally optional but adds nutrients and texture. Arugula or baby spinach could also be substituted.
  • pickled red onionsAdds tangy sweet onion flavor.
  • capersLends a salty brine-y flavor.

add cream cheese ingredients to a bowl

Make The Garlic Dill Cream Cheese:

In a bowl measure and add 8 ounces whipped cream cheese, 2 finely chopped green onions, 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill, 1 clove grated fresh garlic and some freshly g ground black pepper.

stir

Stir well until combined.

refrigerate until ready to use

I usually make this the morning of so the flavors can develop, but it’s not imperative. If you do however, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

This homemade cream cheese obviously yields more than one serving. Use it on toasted bagels, in sandwiches or wraps. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and use within 7 to 10 days.

slice bagel and toast

Slice and toast your bagel. I’ve linked to this slicer (which I love!) and my beloved toaster in the recipe printable. I love this toaster because of many reasons but mainly because it makes the most perfect bagels. It has a bagel setting which toasts the inside (cut side) leaving the outside warm and soft.

toast bagel and smear with cream cheese

Spread with  a generous tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture.

add cream cheese to both sides

On both toasted bagel halves.

top with smoked salmon, tomato, cucumber, microgreens, pickled onion and capers

Starting on the top half of the bagel, layer smoked salmon, tomato, cucumber, micro-greens, pickled red onions and capers.

sandwich with the second bagel half

Top with the bottom half of the bagel and flip (this is to get the rainbow effect). And I do this because it’s easier to layer the ingredients this way.

cut bagel sandwich in half

Slice.

Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich

And enjoy!

Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich

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Yield: 1 sandwich

Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich

This Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich is a new lunch staple in our home. Thinly sliced smoked salmon, tomato, cucumber, micro-greens, pickled red onion and capers sandwich in a toasted everything bagel that's spread with a homemade garlic dill cream cheese. Yields 1 sandwich.

Ingredients

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE:

  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese, (see notes)
  • 2 whole green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • freshly ground black pepper

FOR THE SANDWICH:

  • 1 bakery bagel
  • 2 ounces smoked salmon
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 6 slices persian cucumber
  • 1/4 cup microgreens, or baby arugula or baby spinach
  • pickled red onion
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained

Instructions 

MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE:

  • In a medium bowl, measure and add whipped cream cheese, green onions, dill, garlic and freshly ground black pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
    (see notes)

MAKE THE SANDWICH:

  • Slice and toast your bagel. Swipe 2 generous tablespoons of the garlic dill cream cheese on both of the toasted sides.
  • On the top side, layer smoked salmon, tomato, cucumber, micro-greens, pickled red onions and capers. Top with the bottom half of the bagel and flip (this is to get the rainbow effect)
  • Slice, serve and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.
The nutritional value if for 1 bagel sandwich, which includes 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese and NOT the entire cream cheese recipe.
Serving: 1sandwich, Calories: 444kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 1329mg, Potassium: 397mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 778IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 72mg, Iron: 2mg