Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toast

Sometimes the simplest of things are truly the best.


This month’s recipe redux is a true tribute to a simple {and, therefore, easy} recipe. We were asked to share a recipe with only 7 ingredients, which surprisingly can be harder to do than you’d initially think,-but I have one of my all time favorites for you!


I am a huge fan of smoked salmon. And avocados. Both are great sources of unsaturated fats {those plant-based fats that are great for your heart}! Add them together and I’m loving this gourmet toast for breakfast for it’s simple ingredients, great taste, and nutritional quality.

It has whole grains from the toast, heart-healthy fats from both the avocado and salmon, and protein from the salmon and cream cheese! It’s a great alternative to your typical breakfast but can even be served at a shower, party, or holiday menu!


My New York heritage is showing through in this recipe as I used {whipped} cream cheese, but light ricotta could be substituted or omitted altogether- simply spreading the avocado in place of the preferred cheese would be a great alternative!

Smoked salmon is pretty high in sodium, so leftover baked salmon would make a great swap for someone needing to be mindful of the salt content and the capers could be omitted as well {substitute with dill, if desired}.


Any type of whole grain bread could be used; gluten free, 100% whole wheat bagel thin or English muffin, or the sprouted Eizekel bread I used here.

If you wanted to add more than 7 ingredients, thinly sliced cucumbers would add a fresh, crispness and some seasonal lightly grilled asparagus would be a nice addition. But in the meantime, these are the 7 ingredients that I chose since they are my favorite flavor combinations.


7 ingredient smoked salmon toast

makes: 1 serving


1 slice whole grain bread

1 heaping tablespoon whipped cream cheese

2 ounces smoked salmon

1/4 avocado, sliced

1/2 tsp capers

1/2 tablespoon red onion

freshly ground black pepper


Toast the bread and spread it with the cream cheese while it’s still warm. Layer on the smoked salmon, avocado slices, capers, red onions, and black pepper.


I love a good simple recipe. This is hardly a recipe but it shows my recommendations for macronutrients as a breakfast option.

It’s a perfect gourmet breakfast! Perfect time for Spring!



8 responses to “Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toast”

  1. I’d eat this anytime of day. The combination sounds fantastic, especially topped with a perfectly ripe avocado 🙂


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