Pairing Suggestion – Blanc de Blanc

The crisp bubbles of Blanc de Blanc complement the richness of smoked salmon, creating a luxurious and refreshing start to your holiday gathering.



  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chives, or parsley chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Prepare the Baguette Slices:

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast them in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes or until they are lightly golden and crispy. Remove and let them cool.

2. Whip the Cream Cheese:

In a bowl, whip the softened cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.

3. Assemble the Canapés:

Spread a generous layer of whipped cream cheese onto each toasted baguette slice.

4. Add Smoked Salmon:

Cut the smoked salmon into bite-sized pieces and place a piece on top of each cream cheese-covered baguette slice.

5. Garnish:

Sprinkle finely diced red onion, capers, chopped fresh herbs, and lemon zest over the smoked salmon.

6. Season:

Finish with a touch of freshly ground black pepper for added depth.

7. Serve:

Arrange the smoked salmon canapés on a serving platter.

8. Optional:

Garnish with additional dill sprigs for a decorative touch.

Serve immediately and enjoy your elegant and delicious Smoked Salmon Canapés!

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