There is something about rye bread and salmon that just works. Don’t you think?

I suppose smoked salmon and cream cheese is the same way. Any way it is combined is usually a way that I’ll like.

This is a recipe that I worked on for French Meadow, but it was so good I just had to share with you!

In the way that my favorite recipes do, this is one that comes together in minutes and can also be made ahead of time. The salmon mixture needs a spin in the food processor and the bread simply needs to be toasted until crisp. I love the extra touch that the chive garnish adds, especially if you’ll be serving it for others.


Salmon Mousse on Rye Crisps

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Keywords: appetizer salmon

Ingredients (40 appetizers)

  • 1 loaf French Meadow Rye Bread (any variety would work)
  • 4 oz smoked salmon (cold smoked)
  • 6-8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • Chives for garnish


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Crisp bread in oven for about 20 minutes, turning over after 10 minutes.

Bread should be crispy.

Cut into squares and set aside.

In a food processor combine salmon, cream cheese, lemon and dill.

Process until smooth.

Spread salmon mixture on Rye Crisps and garnish with fresh chives if desired.

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22 Comments (Reply )

  1. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 10:19 am



  2. sarah @ sarah learns
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    i love cream cheese + salmon. i’m sure i will love this. it looks delicious!


  3. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Yum! I did an appetizer similar to this over the holidays and I added a mustard dill sauce, but I like your idea with the mousse. Looks very elegant!


  4. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    You must have some Scandinavian in you! We Scandinvians have a deep love for salmon and rye. :) This would be a fantastic hors d’oeuvre!


    • Emily
      Jan 06, 2012 @ 11:13 am

      Maybe it is my Minnesota heritage? I think there are lots of Scandinavians in MN… :)


  5. Kristin @ FoodFash
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

    Oh wow, those look amazing! I hope I remember this recipe when I’m thinking of something to bring to my next dinner party :)


  6. Priyanka
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    This looks so delicious, I love smoked salmon!!


  7. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    MMM anything with salmon and cream cheese sounds amazing!


  8. carpeseason | Liz
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    Yum…these look classy!


  9. Jen @ Life Starts
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Those look wonderful, I must try them, thank you for some wonderful inspiration!


  10. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Looks fantastic!

    I agree, salmon and rye do go great together! I attribute that to the bold flavours each possess.

    Another great recipe! Perfect appetizer!


  11. amy
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    YUM! I’m having a surprise bday party for my BF in a couple weeks, I’ll have to add these to the menu =)


  12. Lori
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    I think I might be able to pull these off for a Super Bowl snack. I’ve recently been excited to learn that we have some local sources for smoked salmon here in KY. Not the salmon, of course, but the smoking process. This may be the first thing I make once I find some.


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