Smoked Salmon Crostini with Dill Cream Cheese Recipe


For the Crostini:

  • Baguette or French bread, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Dill Cream Cheese:

  • 8 ounces (225g) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For Assembling the Crostini:

  • Smoked salmon slices
  • Fresh dill sprigs, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)


  1. Prepare the Crostini:

    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet.
    • Brush both sides of each slice with olive oil and season lightly with salt and black pepper.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the crostini slices are golden and crispy. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  2. Make the Dill Cream Cheese:

    • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, chopped fresh dill, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined and smooth.
  3. Assemble the Smoked Salmon Crostini:

    • Spread a layer of dill cream cheese onto each cooled crostini slice.
    • Top each crostini with a slice of smoked salmon, gently folding or arranging the salmon to fit nicely on the crostini.
  4. Garnish and Serve:

    • Garnish the smoked salmon crostini with additional fresh dill sprigs for a pop of color and flavor.
    • Optionally, serve with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the crostini just before eating.
  5. Enjoy!

    • Arrange the finished smoked salmon crostini on a platter and serve as a delicious appetizer at your next gathering or party.
  6. Tips:

    • For a variation, you can add a small dollop of crème fraîche or sour cream on top of the smoked salmon.
    • Customize the cream cheese by adding minced shallots or capers for extra flavor.
    • Prepare the crostini and dill cream cheese ahead of time, and assemble just before serving to keep the crostini crispy.
  7. These Smoked Salmon Crostini with Dill Cream Cheese are perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying as a special treat. We hope you love making and serving these elegant appetizers! Let us know how they turn out for you. Enjoy!