National Pinot Grigio Day: Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with Pickled Onions

PARTNER POST: May 26 is National Pinot Grigio Day. We’re celebrating with Cavit Wines by sharing refreshing spring and summer recipes that pair perfectly with Pinot Grigio.
With creamy Greek yogurt, salmon and tangy pickled onions, this appetizer is the perfect cool bite paired with a refreshing glass of Pinot Grigio.

National Pinot Grigio Day: Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with Pickled Onion

Kick-off summer with the first ever National Pinot Grigio Day on May 26, 2017. Cavit first introduced their Pinot Grigio in the United States back in 1977 and to increase awareness is introducing National Pinot Grigio Day; which will be the Friday before Memorial Day each year.

Here’s how I will be celebrating National Pinot Grigio Day:

First, decide if you want to celebrate with friends or make it an intimate occasion with a loved one. Second, pour your favorite Pinot Grigio, like Cavit Wines’ Pinot Grigio which is light and refreshing with hints of citrus and green apple. Third pair the wine with an appetizer like Smoked Salmon and Pickled Onions Bruschetta. It’s that easy!

National Pinot Grigio Day: Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with Pickled Onion

National Pinot Grigio Day: Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with Pickled Onions
Recipe Type: Appetizer
  • 1 loaf bread
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 4-6 tbsp cream cheese
  • fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 package smoked salmon
  • pickled onions (recipe below)
Pickled Onions
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • ½ tsp peppercorns
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  1. Slice bread into thin rounds and toast in a toaster oven. In the meantime mix Greek yogurt, cream cheese and fresh lemon juice in a small food processor until creamy. Season with salt and adjust taste adding more cream cheese or yogurt as you see fit.
  2. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture on the toasted bread. Top with pieces of smoked salmon. Finish it off with a dollop of cream cheese and a pickled onion.
Pickled Onions
  1. Place the onion and garlic in a large non-reactive bowl. Add the sugar, salt, and peppercorns to a small sauce pot. Add the vinegar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Place a lid on the pot and bring the mixture up to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Once boiling, pour over the sliced onions. Make sure all the onions are submerged, and let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  3. Once cool, you can use the onions immediately or store in the refrigerator.


Theresa Greco

Theresa Greco is the creator of The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine, where she shares her passion for delicious food and a healthy lifestyle with recipes and reviews. She spends her days working as a Law Librarian, but her nights and weekends are spent as a home chef, avid food writer and social media expert. She enjoys motivating people to eat healthier both in and out of the kitchen with recipes and dining choices that are inspired by her love for home cooked/non-processed foods. Her adventures have led her around the United States reviewing restaurants, meeting chefs and working with new and innovative food products. You may have seen some of her restaurant and travel articles featured on Arizona Weddings Magazine website and Parade Magazine's Community Table. Theresa has created recipes for major brands including: Stonyfield Yogurt, The Meyer Corporation, Whole Foods Market, Bashas' Supermarket, Marx Foods, Idaho Potato Commission and Mt. State Rosen Meats. Recently, she's had original recipes featured on a local restaurant menu & in an Arizona Outdoors Magazine.

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