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13 Ways to Eat Smoked Salmon without Bread

Smoked salmon is one of the most delicious and versatile ingredients.

It’s perfect for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

But if you are trying to avoid bread or are looking for some new ideas, then you are in the right place.

I’m sharing 13 ways to eat smoked salmon without bread including smoked salmon canapes, smoked salmon frittata, smoked salmon wraps, smoked salmon salad, and more.

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Ways to Eat Smoked Salmon without Bread

13 Ways to Eat Smoked Salmon without Bread

Smoked salmon is a delicious and healthy option for a meal or snack.

However, there are a few things to consider when having smoked salmon without bread.

  • First, smoked salmon can be quite salty. This is why it is often served with something like cream cheese, which can help to balance out the saltiness. If you are watching your sodium intake, you may want to consider eating smoked salmon in moderation.
  • Second, smoked salmon can be quite oily. This is why it is often served with something like lemon juice or capers, which can help to cut through the oiliness.
  • Finally, smoked salmon can be quite expensive. If you are on a budget, you may want to consider other options for your meal or snack.

If you keep these things in mind, you will be sure to enjoy your smoked salmon without bread!

Here are 13 of the best ways to eat smoked salmon without bread:

1. Smoked Salmon Canapes

This fancy-looking appetizer is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients: smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, and dill.

  1. Start by spreading a layer of cream cheese on a cucumber slice or cracker, then top with a slice of smoked salmon.
  2. Add a few capers and a sprinkle of dill, and you’re done!

If you want to get even fancier, you can top the salmon with caviar or another type of fish roe.

These canapes are perfect for a party or special event, but they’re also quick and easy enough to make for a weeknight snack.

2. Smoked Salmon Frittata

Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelet or quiche.

See Also: What Vegetables Go in An Omelette? 11 Best Vegetables

It is made by mixing eggs and other ingredients such as vegetables, meats, and cheeses.

Once the ingredients are mixed together, they are cooked in a pan until the eggs are set.

Smoked salmon is a type of fish that has been cured and smoked.

It can be eaten cold or hot, and it pairs well with many different flavors.

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced smoked salmon
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  3. In a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
  4. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add egg mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are beginning to set.
  6. Add smoked salmon and dill, and cook for 1 more minute.
  7. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and transfer the skillet to the oven.
  8. Bake until the eggs are firm and the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes.
  9. Serve hot, directly from the skillet.

3. Smoked Salmon Lettuce Wraps

This keto-friendly recipe is a great way to enjoy smoked salmon without bread.

The wraps are made with lettuce, and they are filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese, avocado, and red onion.

You can make these wraps ahead of time, and they are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

The wraps can be served cold or at room temperature, and they are also great for meal prep.

If you are looking for a way to add some variety to your smoked salmon, this recipe is a great option.

The wraps are easy to make and they are packed with flavor.

4. Smoked Salmon Salad

If you’re having trouble getting in your veggies or just looking for a way to mix up your smoked salmon game, this recipe is for you.

It’s healthy, filling, and easy to make.


  • 1/2 cup diced smoked salmon
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tbsp. capers
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until evenly distributed.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.
  3. Serve on a bed of greens or on its own as a light meal or appetizer.

5. Smoked Salmon Quiche

Quiche is a French tart made with eggs, milk, and cheese in a pastry crust.

It can be made with a variety of different ingredients, and smoked salmon is a delicious option.

To make a smoked salmon quiche, you will need:

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped smoked salmon


  1. First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Then, roll out the puff pastry sheet and place it in a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Trim the edges of the pastry if necessary.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cheese, salt, and pepper.
  5. Stir in the smoked salmon.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pie plate.
  7. Bake the quiche for 30 minutes, or until it is golden brown and set in the center.
  8. Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.

6. Smoked Salmon Omelette

An omelette is a dish made from beaten eggs, fried with butter or oil in a pan.

Omelettes are usually cooked with fillings such as cheese, vegetables, and meat.

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 cup of shredded smoked salmon
  • 1/4 cup of diced onion
  • 1/4 cup of diced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheese (optional)

To make the omelette:

  1. Beat the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes, or until the bottom is set.
  4. Add the smoked salmon, onion, bell pepper, and cheese (if using) to one half of the omelette.
  5. Use a spatula to fold the omelette in half, and cook for 1 minute, or until the cheese is melted and the omelette is cooked through.
  6. Serve immediately.

7. Smoked Salmon Flatbread Pizza

I wasn’t sure if I should include this recipe.

The pizza uses flatbread, which technically isn’t bread, but I’m not sure if that’s what you’re looking for.

If not, feel free to ignore this!


  • 1 flatbread
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spread cream cheese on flatbread.
  3. Top with smoked salmon, mozzarella cheese, and red onion.
  4. Sprinkle with dill weed.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

8. Smoked Salmon Pasta

I love making a pasta dish with smoked salmon, capers, and dill.

It’s a really simple dish that doesn’t require any bread, but still has all of the flavors that you love about smoked salmon.

To make this dish, you will need:

  • 1 pound of pasta
  • 1/2 pound of smoked salmon
  • 1/4 cup of capers
  • 1/4 cup of chopped dill
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by cooking the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, chop up the smoked salmon into small pieces.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it back into the pot.
  4. Add in the smoked salmon, capers, dill, lemon juice, and olive oil.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

9. Smoked Salmon Sushi (Philadelphia Sushi Rolls)

How do you feel about making some sushi rolls with your smoked salmon?

This is a great way to get all of the flavor and nutrients from the fish without any of the added carbs from the bread.

To make these Philadelphia sushi rolls, you will need: nori sheets, rice, smoked salmon, cucumber, and cream cheese. You can also add some avocado if you want.


  1. Cook the rice according to package instructions.
  2. Lay out a nori sheet on a flat surface.
  3. Spread a layer of rice over the nori, leaving about an inch at the end without rice.
  4. Add a layer of smoked salmon, followed by a layer of cucumber and cream cheese.
  5. Roll up the sushi tightly, using your fingers to press everything together as you go.
  6. Wet the end of the nori with water and seal it closed.
  7. Cut into pieces and serve with soy sauce and pickled ginger (if desired).

10. Smoked Salmon Tacos

I love Mexican food, and I especially love tacos.

To make these tacos, you will need:

  • Smoked salmon
  • Tortillas
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Lime juice
  • Cilantro


  1. Start by heating the tortillas in a pan or on a griddle.
  2. While the tortillas are heating, chop up the lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado into small pieces.
  3. Once the tortillas are warm, add the smoked salmon, vegetables, sour cream, and cilantro.
  4. Squeeze some fresh lime juice on top if desired.

11. Smoked Salmon Dip

If you have some celery sticks, carrot sticks, or other vegetables on hand, you can use them as a way to serve smoked salmon without bread.

Simply chop up the smoked salmon into small pieces and add it to your favorite dip or yogurt.

12. Smoked Salmon Chowder

A love a good chowder, and this smoked salmon chowder is no different.

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It’s hearty and filling, but still light enough that you don’t feel weighed down afterwards.

To make this chowder, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of diced potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of diced celery
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion
  • 2 cups of chicken or fish stock
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 pound of smoked salmon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, sauté the potatoes, celery, and onion in the butter until they are soft.
  2. Add the flour and stir until it is incorporated.
  3. Pour in the chicken or fish stock and milk, and bring the soup to a simmer.
  4. Add the smoked salmon and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Let the soup simmer for 10 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.
  6. Serve hot!

13. Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Lastly, this fancy starter can be made without any bread at all.

  1. Simply take a slice of smoked salmon and roll it up tightly.
  2. Slice the salmon roll-up into thin pinwheels and enjoy as is, or with a dollop of cream cheese, capers, and/or fresh herbs like dill or chives.
how to eat smoked salmon without bread

13 Ways to Eat Smoked Salmon without Bread

Although I do love bread, I am always looking for new ways to mix up my meals.
I wanted to share with you all some of the different ways I like to eat smoked salmon.
I hope you find some new ideas that you enjoy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 379 kcal


  • Smoked Salmon Canapes
  • Smoked Salmon Frittata
  • Smoked Salmon Lettuce Wraps
  • Smoked Salmon Salad
  • Smoked Salmon Quiche
  • Smoked Salmon Omelette
  • Smoked Salmon Flatbread Pizza
  • Smoked Salmon Pasta
  • Smoked Salmon Sushi (Philadelphia Sushi Rolls)
  • Smoked Salmon Tacos
  • Smoked Salmon Dip
  • Smoked Salmon Chowder
  • Smoked Salmon Pinwheels


  • Pick any of the recipe ideas from this article to use up your smoked salmon.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Enjoy in no time!
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