Smoked Salmon Tartines with Green Goddess Goat Cheese.
These smoked salmon tartines are the perfect breakfast, brunch or appetizer! Toasty baguette slices, green goddess goat cheese, smoked salmon and pickled onions. Delicious and so simple – but looks fancy at the same time!
Are you ready for the most delicious toasty treat?!
This golden crostini is topped with an herby garlic-studded goat cheese spread and blanketed with a slice of smoked salmon.
It’s satisfying, tastes amazing and such a lovely little appetizer or brunch snack.
This recipe gives me all the spring feels! I want to eat it for breakfast and lunch. Serve it as a dinner app. I can’t get enough. I’ve been making a version on a regular slice of toast, that’s how much I love it.
Smoked salmon is one of my favorite things ever and for some crazy reason, I always save it for special occasions. Mostly around the holiday season and again at Easter. But there is no reason for that!
It’s such a wonderful staple for breakfast and brunch. Heck, even dinner. It’s so versatile and most of all, I love how incredibly satisfying it is.
Waaay back in the day when I was working on my first cookbook (over ten(!) years ago!!), I had a recipe for smoked salmon crostini in there. I ended up scrapping it because it seemed a bit too simple for the book. But it’s something I’ve been making one way or another ever since.
And I have to say, this is probably my favorite iteration. The flavors are spot on.
It all starts with the baguette. I take a baguette and slice it, then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and garlic powder. A little makeshift garlic bread, if you will! Once that gets all toasty and golden in the oven, we have the most important part… the green goddess goat cheese.
Oh my gosh. This green goddess goat cheese.
I took my green goddess dressing and made it into a goat cheese spread. You can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge to use for a few days. You will want to spread it on all the things. It’s a delicious garlicky green spread and makes everything taste better.
If you have a copy of Everyday Dinners, then you know what a huge proponent I am of things like sauces, dressings and spreads that can elevate a meal and make leftovers “special.” This green goddess goat cheese is now one of those things. It has become a fridge staple here. And it can be used like regular cream cheese, as a dip, a spread on sandwiches – all the things. It adds so much to any dish.
Finally, the crostini is topped with a perfect slice of smoked salmon. I like to finish things off with a sprinkle of fresh herbs (chive, parsley, dill, etc) and some of my quick pickled onions. Which are another thing I always have in the fridge!
This is a combination I will forever love. Sure, I’m a sucker for anything on toast. But this is one you don’t want to pass up!
Smoked Salmon Tartines
Smoked Salmon Tartines with Green Goddess Goat Cheese
- 1 baguette, sliced into ½ inch slices (you want 8 to 10 slices)
- olive oil, for drizzling
- kosher salt and pepper
- garlic powder for sprinkling
- 11 ounces goat cheese, softened
- ½ teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus extra for garnish
- 1 tablespoon snipped chives, plus extra for garnish
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 4 ounces smoked salmon
- pickled onions, for topping
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Slice the baguette and place the slices on a baking sheet. Drizzle them all over with olive oil and sprinkle on salt and garlic powder. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden and crunchy.
- While the bread bakes, make the goat cheese. You can also make this ahead of time! Add the goat cheese, lemon zest, garlic, parsley, basil, dill, chives, lemon juice and a big pinch of salt and pepper into a food processor. Blender until combined and smooth, scraping the sides and the bottom as you go to combine everything. This stays great in the fridge for a few days.
- When the bread is done, spread the slices with the goat cheese. Top with a piece of smoked salmon. Top with extra fresh herbs, a sprinkle of cracked black pepper and pickled onions. Serve!
Plus isn’t is so pretty?!