This is an excellent dish, so easy to fix & we did not find it salty at all. I made a full recipe as written except that my salmon was grilled the nite b4, so I skipped prep step 3. What did surprise us was the lox flavor seemed missing, perhaps masked by being sauteed w/the onion. We loved it & it will be repeated without the mixed lox & onion saute to see if that allows the lox flavor to be more pronounced. Even if not, it would be terrific w/fresh salmon alone. Every scrap of this was gone in less than 24 hrs & DH even ate it for breakfast! Thx for sharing this keeper w/us.