Smoked Salmon Canapes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
My boyfriend's mother gave me the idea for this classy appetizer that I serve for Sunday brunch and on special occasions like New Year's Eve. The textures and flavors of the dill, cream cheese and smoked salmon are scrumptious together. This dish is sure to be the toast of your buffet. —Tristin Crenshaw, Tucson, Arizona


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh dill or 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 36 slices cocktail rye bread
  • 12 ounces sliced smoked salmon or lox
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • Fresh dill sprigs, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and dill. Spread on rye bread. Top with salmon and red onion. Garnish with dill sprigs if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3 each: 155 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 905mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.