Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with Dill Cream Cheese


Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with Dill Cream Cheese

Introduction

This recipe is for a delicious and easy to make smoked salmon bruschetta with dill cream cheese. It is perfect for a light lunch or starter and can be easily adapted to suit your own taste.

Ingredients

-1 baguette, sliced into 1cm thick slices
-1 tub (200g) cream cheese, softened
-2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
-200g smoked salmon
-1 lemon, zested

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

2. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, dill, lemon zest and smoked salmon.

3. Spread the mixture onto the baguette slices and place on a baking sheet.

4. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and the baguette is crispy.

5. Serve immediately.

Potential changes & improvements

-You could add some chopped chives or capers to the cream cheese mixture for extra flavour.
-If you wanted a more substantial meal, you could add some sliced avocado or a poached egg on top of the bruschetta.
-If you are not a fan of smoked salmon, you could use cooked salmon instead.

What other food it works well with

-This bruschetta would be delicious served with a simple green salad.
-It would also work well as part of a buffet or canapé selection.

Common Mistakes

-Not softened the cream cheese properly – this will make it difficult to mix and spread.
-Adding too much smoked salmon – this will make the mixture very salty.
-Not preheating the oven – this will result in the bruschetta taking longer to cook.

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

Calories: 300

Fat: 17g

Saturated Fat: 8g

Protein: 16g

Carbohydrates: 20g

Sugar: 2g

Fibre: 1g

Salt: 1.2g

Allergens

This recipe contains dairy, gluten and fish.


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