Smoked salmon canapés

Smoked salmon canapés

30 min
Dazzle friends and family as you serve beautiful little wonders. Our smoked salmon canapés present a delightful combination of lime cream and smoked salmon served on crisp rye bread. Enjoy these bite-sized flavour bombs, perfectly served at finer social gatherings or if you and your friends want a quick, delicious snack.


  • Cut rye bread lengthwise and cut salmon into 12 pieces of the same length as the bread.
  • Mix all ingredients for the lime cream and season to taste.
  • Spread lime cream on each piece of rye bread and top with salmon.
  • Garnish with chives and beet leaves and serve.

Put your leftover bread to proper use instead of throwing it out. Day-old bread is great for canapés because it tends to maintain its texture when toasted – plus it absorbs liquids very well.


Assemble the canapés as close to serving as possible. That way, the toasted bread avoids getting soggy, and all the ingredients will remain fresh and flavourful.


Toasted rye bread (about 250 g)
6 slices
Smoked salmon
100 g
Lime cream 
100 g
Creme fraiche (38 %)
2 tbsp
Dijon mustard
1 tsp
Lime zest (unwaxed), finely grated
¼ tsp
Lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 tbsp
Coarse salt
⅛ tsp
Finely chopped chives
Beets leaves

Try our delectable smoked salmon canapés on rye bread

If you want a luxurious treat, try our delectable smoked salmon canapés on rye bread. Silky-smooth smoked salmon is placed on top of a refreshing and creamy layer of lime cream. The toasted rye bread makes up the foundation, allowing every bite to be full of crunchy delights.

The golden-brown toasted rye bread is coated with cloud-like white lime cream and topped with vibrant pink salmon. With just how appealing smoked salmon canapés look, your guests will surely return for seconds.

Savour the richness of salmon

Smoked salmon is undoubtedly the main attraction of the treat because of its attractive colour and great flavour. It imparts a rich and luxurious flavour, and the silky texture provides an indulgent and comforting mouthfeel. The subtle umami notes from the fish add to the depth and richness of the dish. Chopped chives and beet leaves contribute an extra flourish.

Balanced by a refreshing, zesty lime cream

To help balance the flavours from the rye bread and smoked salmon, the salmon canapés also contain a refreshing, zesty lime cream. It is made with thick, tangy quark, bitter lime zest, and freshly squeezed lime juice, injecting the cream with a bright and vibrant flavour that cuts through the rich salmon. While the lime cream provides impeccable flavour, it also adds a creamy texture that coats and binds together the canapés.

Serve as an appetiser or snack

Canapés are small treats you can eat in one or a few bites. Serve the smoked salmon canapés as an appetiser at your dinner party or enjoy them casually at home. They are also popular at receptions and other events where you want to serve delicious, easy finger foods. Either way, these delights are the perfect choice.

Are you looking for other appetisers or snack options? Try our easy-to-make avocado mousse with rye bread croutons or our delicious mushroom bruschetta. If you need a bigger serving, go for the lentil salad with croutons or the grilled corn salad with paneer.

Experiment with the ingredients

You can easily vary this recipe if you want to try something different.

For example, try using cream cheese instead of quark. While quark is an excellent choice for a thick and creamy consistency, cream cheese offers a consistency more akin to softened butter with a tangy flavour profile and a subtle sweet touch.

Go for ripe and thin avocado slices or guacamole if you want to add a layer of luxury to the smoked salmon canapés. Salmon and avocado are a match made in heaven with their deep, rich flavour and smooth textures.

For a bolder choice, we suggest you add capers. They are a classic companion to smoked salmon, and here, they will add a tangy, briny burst of flavour as well as a pleasant texture.