Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I saw an episode of The Barefoot Contessa the other day and had to try this appetizer. She made hers as sandwiches, but I thought it was kind of neat to display the Salmon since it's so expensive. I scaled down the serving size as well. The recipe came from her Book Party show. I wasn't able to get the entire ingredient list as the site didn't have it posted. I believe it's close however.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 14 cup fresh dill
  • 14 cup parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 package of 100% miniature party rye rounds or 1 package pumpernickel cocktail bread (the square party bread type)
  • 500 g of your favorite sliced smoked salmon (I buy mine at Costco)


  1. Place the cream cheese in a food processor along with the first 5 ingredients and mix well.
  2. Spread this mixture on each of the bread squares.
  3. You should have enough for 10 pieces of bread.
  4. Place sliced smoked salmon on top to cover the surface.
  5. Cut the slices into finger sizes of your choice.
  6. Sprinkle a bit of s&p on the fish if desired.
  7. Chill before eating.
Most Helpful

Even though I couldn't get the cocktail bread, I made the spread and used "everything" bagels for our breakfast. Fabulous flavor with the fresh herbs and the salmon. I will definitely make this again.

JackieOhNo! September 07, 2008

Yum! Made this up as an after-school snack the other day and we all loved it (I can't have smoked salmon in the house - my kids will eat it up in a second!).

evelyn/athens June 27, 2007

We loved this! I had to use dried herbs & used a ratio of 1 tsp to ea tbsp of fresh herbs.I used a very dense rye bread I bought at the bakery & our own smoked salmon my DH caught & had smoked. I topped some "fingers" w/capers because I like the combo. Hope I got a good pic for you of this yummy treat & thx for posting.

twissis July 18, 2006