Smoked Salmon Tartines for the Holidays

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I love hosting brunches for the holidays. It’s not just that I love breakfast food, but breakfast food is also really easy to minify into bite-size eats.

Mini pancakes, eggs baked in individual ramekins, and smoked salmon tartines are all delicious and perfect for entertaining. These smoked salmon tartines are an entertaining favorite. They’re my alternative to traditional bagels and lox.

Instead of serving herbed cream cheese and smoked salmon on bagels, I serve them on Wasa Multi Grain crispbread. The end result is a lighter snack with greater flavor.

The swap for Wasa also makes the dish more convenient for guests; they can comfortably enjoy a litte bit of everything on the holiday table.

Smoked Salmon Tartines: the perfect Holiday appetizer! Recipe via

Traditionally, the French serve smoked salmon tartines as a popular appetizer during the holidays. They’re usually served alongside other French favorites like foie gras and caviar.

Because these smoked salmon tartines are served on Wasa crispbread, they’re not only better for you, but they’ve got the full-bodied flavor of four wonderfully blended grains (rye, wheat, oats and barley).

You can easily find Wasa’s crunchy Multi Grain crispbread at your local Ralph’s or Kroger store. The Wasa crispbread truly creates the perfect base for the herbed cream cheese and smoked salmon.

Smoked Salmon Tartines: the perfect Holiday appetizer! Recipe via

 Smoked Salmon Tartines: the perfect Holiday appetizer! Recipe via

To create the herbed cream cheese, I simply mixed cream cheese with chopped red onions, dill, and a pinch of salt. It’s flavorful without being too overwhelming.

A thin shaving of smoked salmon on top turns this into the perfect holiday finger food for your guests. If you want to make these smoked salmon tartines for an evening get-together (not a brunch), you can make an even lighter version of these by subbing Wasa Thins instead of Wasa crispbread.

The Wasa Rosemary and Sea Salt crackers, as well as the Wasa Sesame and Sea Salt crackers, are both thinner than the Multi Grain crispbread. Whichever cracker you decide on, don’t be surprised if these are gone within the blink of an eye!

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Smoked Salmon Tartines: the perfect Holiday appetizer! Recipe via

Smoked Salmon Tartines

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Smoked salmon slices on crisp crackers smeared with herbed cream cheese. 


  • 10 Wasa Multi Grain crispbreads
  • 1 oz pkg smoked salmon, 3
  • 8 oz . cream cheese, room temperature/softened
  • 1 tbsp red onion, plus more for garnishing on top, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, plus more for garnishing on top, finely chopped
  • pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, red onion, and dill together until combined. Add the pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Mix, then taste-test for saltiness. Add more if desired.
  2. Smear a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture over each Wasa crispbread. Top with a thin slice of salmon. Garnish with red onion slices and dill.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122
Smoked Salmon Tartines: the perfect Holiday appetizer! Recipe via

11 thoughts on “Smoked Salmon Tartines for the Holidays”

  1. Holiday brunches are THE BEST! I wish we lived closer, because I would definitely be inviting myself over to yours! Lol! 😉 Smoked salmon has to be one of my favorite things to have at brunch (or as a snack), so these tartines are totally calling my name! Love how easy, yet elegant these are Beeta!! Cheers!

  2. This is such a tease for me! I LOVE smoked salmon, but I’m not supposed to have any while pregnant – Grr!!!! Oh, Beeta these look so beautiful, I would eat an entire tray of them if I could! Counting down the days when I can enjoy pleasures such as these 🙂

    • Ahh, my bad, Kathleen!! Didn’t mean to tease you like that! But having a baby is so much better than any smoked salmon, so congrats, beautiful! XO


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