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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Bruschetta

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Bruschetta

In the high-stakes world of entertaining, you’re up against your toughest challenge yet: impressing your stern, food-loving in-laws with a gourmet appetizer. The catch? You’ve got 15 minutes and an understocked kitchen.

Freshly finished with the work week – you face an unexpected culinary hurdle: you’ve got to whip up an amazing appetizer for the in-laws in just 15 minutes! Your kitchen, woefully understocked, feels more like a battlefield, and an empty fridge does nothing to boost your confidence. Sweat trickles down your forehead, a tangible testament to your inward anxiety.

Suddenly, an unexpected knock sounds. “We are here!” A voice booming with authority announces their arrival – it’s your father-in-law, General McStrict.

In a state of controlled chaos, you rummage through the fridge. Your hands close around a packet of smoked salmon, some arugula, capers, and a tub of cream cheese. Inspiration strikes like a bolt of lightning. “Smoked salmon and cream cheese bruschetta!” you exclaim, feeling like you’ve just discovered culinary gold.

You hastily throw slices of bread into the toaster. As they pop up crisp and golden, you slather them with cream cheese, topping each slice with generous folds of smoked salmon. Arranging the bruschetta on a plate with an unexpected flair, you can’t help but feel proud.

As you present the plate to the General, you hold your breath. He takes one bite, then two, then three… “Delicious!” he declares, and the room breaks into applause. You let out a sigh of relief, collapsing onto a kitchen stool, your status as a culinary hero newly minted.

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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Bruschetta

  • Author: Neha Mathur
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A simple, but delicious and beautiful appetizer, fit for any gathering or dinner party.


Units Scale
  • Baguette – 1 (Sliced)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cream Cheese – 180 g
  • Lemon zest – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Rocket leaves – a handful
  • Smoked Salmon – 10-12 thin slices
  • Capers – 1/4 cup


  1. Brush the Baguette slices with olive oil on both the sides.
  2. Heat a pan and toast the baguettes until slightly browned.
  3. Mix Cream Cheese with lemon zest, salt and black pepper powder.
  4. Spread some cream cheese on the toasted baguettes.
  5. Keep some rocket leaves on top.
  6. Arrange a slice of smoked salmon on top.
  7. Keep some capers on top and sprinkle some dll leaves.
  8. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: bruschetta, italian food, finger food, appetizer, party food, salmon, smoking

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