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Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado toast, avocado toast with salmon, smoked salmon recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lisa Marie Todd

This Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon recipe is perfect to serve as a special appetizer or as a mini meal. The mashed avocado sits on toasted heart-shaped whole grain bread topped with cucumber, red onion, dill and a small salmon rose.



For Heart Toasts

  • 6 slices of whole grain bread toasted
  • 1 heart shaped cookie cutter

For Cucumber Onion Mixture

  • 1 cucumber seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

For Avocado Mash

  • 1 Ripe avocado pit removed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 4- oz package of smoked sliced salmon
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. For Cucumber Red Onion Mixture
  3. In a small bowl combine cucumber, red onion, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix will and adjust seasoning if needed. Set aside.

For Heart Toasts

  1. Cut out heart shapes from each slice of bread and place on a sheet pan.
  2. Place bread into preheated oven and toast hearts for 5 minutes. Flip bread and toast for another 3 - 5 minutes or until bread is light golden brown.

For Mashed Avocado

  1. Slice avocado in half and remove pit. Scoop avocado out with a spoon and place in a small bowl. Use a small fork to mash the avocado. Add lemon juice and continue to mash the avocado. Sprinkle in salt and pepper. Adjust seasoning to taste.

How to Assemble Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon

  1. On each piece of toasted bread, add a small amount of the avocado mash.
  2. Spoon a small amount of the cucumber, red onion, dill mixture.
  3. Top with a smoke salmon rose and serve with a lemon wedge.
  4. How To make Smoked Salmon Roses
  5. Take a piece of the sliced salmon and cut in half lengthwise.

  6. Roll the strip up. Make sure the cut edge is on the bottom.
  7. Lightly shape the top of the salmon to create a small rose.

Recipe Notes

The leftover bread can be made into breadcrumbs.  Just use a blender or Cuisinart. You can freeze the breadcrumbs in a reusable silicone food storage bag or a plastic bag.  Remember to write the date on the bag.