Bagels and Lox with Avocado Spread

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
  • Avocado
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Capers, drained
  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper

How you do it:

  1. Halve and toast the bagels.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mash avocado with the juice of half a lemon. Season to taste.
  3. 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.

13 thoughts on “Bagels and Lox with Avocado Spread

  1. I would love nothing more than that for breakfast! I’m good! You know I would love this colorful, fresh, and beautiful spread you got going here. I love lox. And then the creamy avocado and perky capers just puts it over the top. Wonderful!

  2. I never really thought about it, but… You know, avocado would make such a great substitute for anyone lactose intolerant. I’ve never been happy with the lactose free or tofu alternatives

  3. I am a diehard smoked salmond lover. I’ve often said that if someone told me I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I would pick smoked salmon. Not chocolate, surprisingly! This is a delicious recipe!

  4. gorgeous photos! I have been craving lox and bagels for a while now, I even went to Montreal to get Montreal bagels and have been forgetting the salmon. Thanks for the reminder, this is sooo yummy.

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