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Smoked Salmon Crostini

Super easy Smoked Salmon Crostini made with a 5 minutes smoked salmon pate with a hint of horseradish and lemon zest. It's spread on thick slices of char-grilled toasted bread and topped with caper berries and chives. It's elegant, easy and best of all delicious!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Modern Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Emily Wyper


  • 1.5 cups smoked salmon (200g)
  • cup heavy cream (140ml)
  • cup cream cheese (70g)
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • Black pepper
  • Chives for serving
  • Capers or caper berries for serving
  • 6-8 slices of crusty bread slices can be cut in half to serve as an appetizer


  • Put all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until it forms a medium to smooth pate. Set aside.
  • Drizzle each slice of bread lightly with olive oil and chargrill the slices of bread on both sides or you can toast it as you normally would.
  • Let the bread cool after toasting then spread with the salmon pate. Top with chopped chives, a few capers and more black pepper, serve.



  • Salmon - use a good quality smoked salmon if possible.
  • Consistency - if your pate is too thick you can thin it out with a little more heavy cream. I like to add 1 tablespoon at a time with the food processor running until I get the perfect consistency.
  • Herbs - I love to top my smoked salmon crostini with freshly cut chives but you could also use fennel tops (fronds), finely chopped parsley or dill.
  • Seasoning - there's no need to add any salt to the pate because the salmon is already well seasoned, I only add black pepper.
  • Bread - I used a rye sourdough bread because the flavour goes so well with smoked salmon but ciabatta or any crusty bread will also work really well.
  • Storage - can be made 1-2 days in advance and stored in the fridge covered in plastic wrap.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg