Pop, Lox, and Drop it! One of my favorite ways to eat a bagel is with smoked salmon. The classic lox and bagels might be one of the greatest food combinations to have hit the bagel world. The creamy cheese paired with the smokey salmon makes for such a wonderful pairing. Well, I like to make things big, so I had to share how I like my smoked salmon bagel sandwich. This is not only filling, but it may be one of the best sandwiches you will taste! I like to add pesto to mine as well for that fresh basil taste. Best part about this is no matter the time it always tastes good.
First, I purchased all my ingredients at my local Kroger brand store. I found that their smoked salmon was very good, but I also really like Trader Joe’s as well. We got Everything bagels because I really like the more salty and “oniony” flavor from them. You can also make this gluten friendly by getting GF bagels! Check out more Gluten friendly recipes here! https://saucedupfoods.com/category/gluten-friendly-free/
Next, I toasted my bagel. The crispy crunch adds such an amazing texture. I just buttered my bagel and popped it the toaster. Once it was toasted, I got my cream cheese and loaded it up! I find there is never too much cream cheese. Now, this is the fun part! You can customize the ingredients on this sandwich. There is no right or wrong answer. These are the ingredients I chose to use!
I added my smoked salmon, and then my sliced tomatoes. I wanted a fresh crisp, so I also addd some slivered cucumber. I really like how light it makes the sandwich. Next, I added pesto. You can find some really great jarred options at the store, but I had some left over from another recipe. After the pesto, I wanted a slightly acidic flavor. I chose to add pickled onions. Next, I added fresh dill and a little cracked black pepper.
When you cut into the sandwich, be prepared to enjoy a burst of flavor in every bite! The smoky salmon, salty pesto, fresh veggies and herbs really makes this one of the best salmon bagels you will ever try!
Delicious Pesto Smoked Salmon Bagel
- 1 Bagel Flavor of choice or GF
- 1/2 Avocado
- 2-3 Slices of Tomato
- 1 oz Smoked Salmon
- Cream Cheese
- 1 spoonful Pickled Onions
- Sliced Cucumber
- Fresh Dill
- Cracked Pepper
- First toast your bagel
- Once your bagel is toasted add your preferred ingredients
- Make into a sandwich and enjoy!