These easy Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches are quick, elegant and an easy addition to a light lunch or afternoon tea. A simple treat to wow the crowd at a party or major gatherings! These little sandwiches, also called ‘buterbrodi’ are a must at holidays and many times served with other offerings.
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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches are a delicious treat and usually the first to disappear from the table. So simple but so elegant at the same time.
The sour cream adds a bit of tang to the sandwich, and the dill perfectly compliments the salmon.
Everyone loves canapes and any gathering wouldn’t be complete without some mighty good finger foods. The salmon might be a little costly, but no one really pays attention to that because they are that good!
You can toast the bread if you want that extra crunch, but I usually go with the old-fashioned way and skip toasting. Instead, I add a generous amount of cream cheese spread and even more generous amount of the salmon.
Is This a Make-Ahead Appetizer?
Unlike many tea sandwiches that use mayo which dries up quickly, smoked salmon tea sandwiches can be made ahead of time.
If I’m preparing for an event that’s later in the day, I would make these 4-5 hours before the event. Cover with a plastic food wrap so that the cream cheese doesn’t dry up and refrigerate until ready to serve.
When to Serve Smoked Salmon Sandwiches?
These sandwiches go with pretty much any occasion. They are very common at tea parties, a light lunch or quick gatherings. Many times they are served with other offerings.
Our church has big gatherings few times a year and hundreds of tea sandwiches are presented. The one flavor no one can resist are these smoked salmon appetizers.
What Goes with Smoked Salmon Sandwiches?
Is Smoked Salmon Sandwich Healthy?
Smoked Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. These tea sandwiches can be a fun way to incorporate salmon into your diet. However, be aware that smoked salmon is high in sodium.
Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwich Recipe:
You can substitute french baguette for sour dough or even whole wheat bread. Dill can be substituted for all-parsley.
Smoked Salmon Sandwich Ingredients:
- Long French baguette
- Smoked salmon
- Cream cheese – I used Arla brand
- Sour cream
- Fresh dill – finely chopped
- Parsley or extra dill for garnish
How to Make Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Sandwiches:
Scroll down for the printable recipe.
1. Slice bread into 1/3” thick slices.
2. In a small bowl, combine the spread ingredients: 7 oz cream cheese, 2 tbsp sour cream and 2 tbsp freshly chopped dill. Mash it all together with a fork.
3. Spread about 1 tsp of the cream cheese mixture over each bread slice. Top with a piece of salmon and garnish with fresh parsley.
If stacking, put a plastic wrap between the layers so that the bread of top layer doesn’t get soggy. Enjoy right away or refrigerate.
*NOTE: For extra crunch or slightly stale bread. Brush with melted butter and line in single layer on baking sheet. Toast bread at 350°F for 5 minutes or until edges are just barely starting to turn golden. Bread should be still soft in the center.
- Smoked salmon sandwiches are best made before they are about to be served. To prepare in advance, single layer sandwiches on a serving dish and wrap well with plastic wrap to retain the moisture. If stacking, put a plastic wrap between the layers to prevent soggy bread of upper layers.
- Serve smoked salmon sandwiches at a tradition afternoon tea, along with some freshly baked Cranberry Scones or Raspberry Scones.
More Sandwich Recipes to Explore:
- Croissant Chicken Salad Sandwich – flavorful, great takeout or prep the night before
- Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken – fall-apart tender and juicy every time
- Sprats and Pickles Tea Sandwiches (Canapes) – easiest and healthy appetizer for any occasion
Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches
Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches: elegant, delicious and simple treat to wow the crowd at major gatherings!
- 1 long French baguette
- 8 oz smoked salmon
- 1 (7 oz) Arla cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill – finely chopped
- parsley or dill for garnish
- Slice bread into 1/3” thick slices.
- In a small bowl, combine the spread ingredients: 7 oz cream cheese, 2 tbsp sour cream and 2 tbsp freshly chopped dill. Mash it all together with a fork.
- Spread about 1 tsp of the cream cheese mix over each bread slice. Top with a piece of salmon and garnish with fresh parsley.
If stacking, put a plastic wrap between the layers so that the bread of top layer doesn’t get soggy. Enjoy right away or refrigerate until ready to serve.
- For extra crunch or slightly stale bread: brush with melted butter and toast bread at 350°F for 5 minutes or until edges are just barely starting to turn golden. Bread should be still soft in the center.