smoked salmon bagel

Smoked Salmon Bagel

There is truly nothing like a good bagel sandwich. A good bagel can bring you back from the deepest depths of a hangover or just make you feel full and happy. The only problem is that being an East Coast-er living on the West Coast, no one around here really understands what makes a great bagel. Yes, I know what you are thinking – I am a bagel snob. You are correct in that assessment. In my opinion a bagel should have a thin, crispy crust with a chewy flavorful inside and be dense (but not too dense.) There is nothing worse than a cakey bagel or one that is soft inside and out. Give me a plain bagel toasted with cream cheese and I’ll be happy the rest of the day, but a bagel sandwich really turns it from a quick bite on the go to a complete meal.



1 onion or everything bagel, split in half, toasted

3 tablespoons cream cheese

3 ounces smoked salmon

1 teaspoon capers, drained

¼ cup loosely packed watercress



Spread cream cheese evenly on the bottom half of the bagel then sprinkle the capers on top. Next layer the smoked salmon on top of the cream cheese and top with watercress. Add the top of the bagel then cut the sandwich in half to serve.


Makes 1 bagel sandwich. 

smoked salmon bagel closeup
smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese and capers


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