Smoked salmon is one of those things I grew to like over the years, and every now and then I get a craving for it. On a bagel is by far my favorite way to enjoy it, but I like mixing it up a bit by swapping out the traditional cream cheese for mashed avocado with lemon. Not only is it healthier, but I think it packs more flavor.
Everyone says you eat with your eyes first, and you’ll be hard pressed to find something more colorful than this!
Bagels and Lox with Avocado Spread
What you need:
- Smoked salmon
- Everything bagels
- Fresh lemon juice
- Red onion, thinly sliced
- Capers, drained
- Salt and freshly cracked pepper
How you do it:
- Halve and toast the bagels.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mash avocado with the juice of half a lemon. Season to taste.
- Schmear each bagel half with avocado spread, then top with smoked salmon, red onion and capers. (I like eating mine open-faced.) Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon and a twist or two of freshly cracked black pepper.