A white plate with a crostini topped with herb cream cheese, cold smoked salmon, thinly sliced shallots and dill.

Smoked Salmon Appetizer Crostini with Cream Cheese

  • Author: Michelle Ferrand
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: assemble


These smoked salmon appetizer crostini are a fantastic canapé to serve at your next party!


8 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons finely chopped dill

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Salt and pepper

36 pieces crostini

Optional: additional dill for topping


Mix cream cheese, chopped dill, lemon juice, and zest together in a medium bowl until smooth. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Evenly top each crostini with the cream cheese mixture, salmon and shallots.

If you’d like, top with additional chopped dill and serve!


  • Depending on the size, you’ll need 1-2 lemons for the juice and zest.
  • The cream cheese mixture can be made up to 3 days before serving.
  • Assemble the canapes no earlier than 1 hour before serving. Store topped with a lightly damp paper towel and foil/plastic wrap. Chill until ready to serve!
  • 1 serving is aproximately 3 crostini

Keywords: canapé, appetizer, smoked salmon, party food

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