This delicious smoked salmon appetizer recipe is the easiest appetizer! Crispy and crunchy homemade crostini topped with a creamy spread, smoked salmon, and cucumbers.

We love to serve this amazing appetizer for parties and events, it is always a hit!

Smoked salmon appetizer crostini on a black plate topped with fresh greens.

Appetizers are a must for parties! From the Veggie Pizza to a good dip and even wings (air fryer or easy baked).


This simple appetizer recipe comes together so quickly and is SO GOOD! The combination of flavors from the homemade crostini, cream cheese spread, smoked salmon, and toppings is truly amazing. 

Smoked salmon crostini topped with cucumber, red onion, and tomato slices.


  • CROSTINI– We used our homemade crostini recipe but you can also use store-bought crostini.
  • SMOKED SALMON– You can use your favorite cold smoked salmon from the store. 
  • CREAM CHEESE SPREAD– A homemade creamy cream cheese spread that is loaded with flavors. 
  • TOPPINGS– Use your choice of favorite toppings, we love using cucumbers. 
All the ingredients needed for this smoked salmon appetizer recipe on a cutting board.


You can have this easy salmon appetizer ready in no time!

  1. Make crostini: Make a batch of homemade crostini.
  2. Make spread: In a bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the creamy spread.
  3. Apply spread: Once the crostini is cooled, spread the spread over top of the crostini. 
  4. Toppings: Top each crostini with smoked salmon pieces and desired toppings.


This recipe is great to make ahead of time.

  1. Prepare the crostini and store them in an air-tight container.
  2. Make the cream cheese spread and refrigerate.
  3. Prepare the toppings and store them in a container.
  4. When ready to serve just assemble the crostini and enjoy.
Step by step collage of how to assemble this easy smoked salmon appetizer recipe.


There are many different toppings you can use for this salmon crostini recipe. We love making this crostini recipe with a variety of toppings so there are options to choose from.

Here are some of our favorite toppings ideas:

  • Cucumbers
  • Capers
  • Red onion
  • Radishes
  • Tomatoes
  • Fresh dill
  • Pickles
Smoked salmon crostini on a black plate topped with toppings of your choice and fresh chopped greens.


Smoked Salmon Appetizer (Crostini)

Author: Valentina
5 from 2 votes
This delicious smoked salmon appetizer recipe is the easiest appetizer! Crispy and crunchy homemade crostini topped with a creamy spread, smoked salmon, and cucumbers.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings


Creamy Spread-

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • tsp salt
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp fresh dill, finely chopped


  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the cream spread and set aside.
  • Prepare one recipe of homemade crostini. Prepare all the desired toppings.
  • Once the crostini is cooled, spread the cream cheese spread on the bread pieces, top with a piece of smoked salmon and top with desired toppings.
    Repeat with the remaining crostini pieces.
  • Serve and enjoy!


206kcal Calories13g Carbs9g Protein13g Fat4g Saturated Fat2g Polyunsaturated Fat6g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat23mg Cholesterol550mg Sodium108mg Potassium1g Fiber1g Sugar205IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C36mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon Appetizer (Crostini)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 550mg24%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)