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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

These smoked salmon appetizer crostini are a fantastic canapé to serve at your next party!
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Author: Michelle Ferrand
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: appetizer, canapé, party food, smoked salmon
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 12 servings


  • 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!
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  • 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