Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel Sandwich


  • 4 bagels, sliced in half
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4-6 capers
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Begin by toasting the bagels to your desired level of crispiness.

  2. While the bagels are toasting, mix together the softened cream cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. This will create a tangy and creamy spread for the bagel sandwich.

  3. Once the bagels are toasted, spread the cream cheese mixture on each half.

  4. Top each bagel half with a slice of smoked salmon, a few slices of red onion, and a few capers.

  5. Serve the bagel sandwiches immediately, while the bagels are still warm and the cream cheese is melted and spreadable.

This smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel sandwich is a classic combination that never fails to impress. The smoky and savory flavors of the salmon pair perfectly with the creamy and tangy cream cheese, while the capers and red onion add a welcome touch of briny acidity. It's a simple yet satisfying meal that's perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even a light lunch or dinner. Enjoy!