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Healthy Smoked Salmon Bagel Breakfast

Smoked Salmon Bagel – a delicious and healthy bagel filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, red onion slices and….dill pickles!

Smoked Salmon Bagel

Confession time: I have a sweet tooth. Especially when breakfast is involved. I cannot start my day without a freshly ground coffee mug and something sweet. Anything sweet 🙂

I discovered bagels couple of years back when we moved to US and since then, we have developed a love-hate relationship. They are just perfect! for breakfast, lunch or just as a snack.

I would usually go for raspberry spread on top… but not today. 

I have decided to change my whole breakfast routine. I am trying to cut back on sweets and add more healthier options to my plate. So, I switched the sweet spread with smoked salmon bagel and some cream cheese.

Healthy Smoked Salmon Bagel Recipe

I tried this combination for the first time, some weeks ago when we were in Ottawa.

If you ever find yourself looking for the perfect brekkie in Ottawa, that will not actually ruin your bank account, head to Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

You will be double spoiled, delicious food and breathtaking interiors!

Smoked Salmon Bagel

It takes just 10 minutes to put together the perfect Smoked Salmon Bagel.

Ingredients to Make Smoked Salmon Bagel

All you need is:

  • bag of fresh baked bagels,
  • some really good quality cream cheese and
  • smoked salmon,
  • red onion rings,
  • some dill pickles and
  • capers.

I didn’t bake my bagels. Not this time. I just headed to my local bakery shop and looked for some soft ones. That’s it!

 Smoked Salmon Bagel


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Yield: 4 servings

Healthy Smoked Salmon Bagel Breakfast

Healthy Smoked Salmon Bagel Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 4 fresh bagels
  • 1 pack cream cheese, 8oz/ 227g
  • 8 smoked salmon slices
  • 4 dill pickles thinly sliced
  • 2-3 tbsp drained capers
  • red onions thin sliced rings
  • fresh dill


  1. Cut the bagels in half, sandwich style, through the center. Toast the inside of bagel halves until lightly golden brown.
  2. Start layering your bagel. First, spread cream cheese on each bagel half then add slices of dill pickles, followed by 2 smoked salmon slices for each bagel, add some red onion rings and scatter on top some drained capers and fresh dill
  3. Top with the other bagel half, press and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

 Smoked Salmon Bagel

Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life

Thursday 17th of December 2015

This is my favorite breakfast ever! I have never tried it with pickles though. When I have made it, I use cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers. I need to try your version!

Adore Foods

Thursday 17th of December 2015

Let me know what you think of it after trying it! I really hope you'll love it :)

Denise Wright

Thursday 17th of December 2015

This is one of our favorite breakfasts! I can't wait to have it over the holidays.

Adore Foods

Thursday 17th of December 2015

So glad to hear it! I have to make it again next week too...way too good!

Thalia @ butter and brioche

Thursday 19th of February 2015

I usually love a sweet breakfast too.. but bagels I can devour any day! Love them - especially when they are filled with as much delicious salmon and cream cheese as this.

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