Smoked Salmon Bagels

Can you believe Christmas is in 8 days?! The last couple of weeks have flown by, and now we are packing up and getting ready to head to Florida in a couple days to be with my family for Christmas. We just have today and tomorrow of work before our holiday break officially kicks off – plus tomorrow is my birthday! To celebrate and kick off our two week much needed vacay, Thomas and I have a room booked at McMenamin’s Edgefield tomorrow night. It’s like it’s own little town! Cozy quaint rooms at the hotel, a spa with outdoor soaking pools, a wine room and brewery on-site, and a delicious restaurant! I’m beyond excited for a little r&r and a night away before we fly home!

I’m sure most of you will be having guests in your home and hosting family and friends in the coming weeks. It’s the best time of year getting to spend time with everyone you love the most, but sometimes entertaining can be tiring! Instead of stressing over an elaborate breakfast in the mornings, something that is so easy (and fun to eat) is smoked salmon bagels! So simple and who doesn’t love a good toasty bagel?! Make it a DIY situation but laying out the salmon, bagels, cream cheese, and all the toppings out on a serving tray so everyone can build their own the way they like! I love the Hot Smoked Scottish Salmon from Trader Joe’s, but any lox or smoked salmon will do.

This is a breakfast everyone loves, looks pretty, and is easy on you for hosting. Win win for everyone! A strong latte, an epic salmon bagel, and good company sounds like a perfect holiday morning to me 🙂

Smoked Salmon Bagels


– Everything bagels, or whatever your bagel preference is
– cream cheese
– smoked salmon
– All the toppings: capers, thinly sliced red onion, capers, micro greens, cucumbers, and sliced tomatoes.

what to do

toast the bagels right before serving – place cream cheese in a dish with a spreader, place toppings around the tray and let everyone build their own bagel. Easy peasy!


  1. December 17, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    My husband LOVESSS salmon on bagels…will have to try this for him!

  2. December 17, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    This is definitely one of our favorite Go To breakfast/brunch/lunch dishes too. So yummy! That smoked salmon looks so good.

  3. December 17, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    Great idea for entertaining with out of town guests! I love the salmon-bagel combo.

  4. spabettie
    December 17, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    NO I absolutely cannot believe Christmas is here so soon! this is a perfect holiday breakfast or brunch though, so you’re ahead of the game there! happy holidays!

  5. December 17, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    Oh feed me now. I think this is the perfect holiday morning dish!

  6. December 18, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Before I went vegan, smoked salmon with cream cheese was my favorite combination of toppings for bagels. Perfect for the holidays too! Nowadays, I opt for marinated carrot lox.

  7. December 18, 2018 / 4:24 am

    Oooh I love this idea. It’s so simple but so tasty.

  8. December 18, 2018 / 7:09 am

    Wow this looks impressive! I’ve never thought about making this myself at home oddly but what a holiday morning treat this would be and I’d feel so fancy!

  9. Erin -
    December 18, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    This is my ideal breakfast for sure! This spread looks gorgeous!

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