Smoked Salmon Tartines with Capers and Chopped Red Onions

If you have a party coming up, here’s a delicious hors d’oeuvre that takes only minutes to prepare. You can serve it chilled or at room temperature. It’s also easy to prepare ahead of time – just add to your favorite bread, toast, or cracker when ready to serve!

I used dried dill and capers which pair perfectly with smoked salmon. And lemon juice and red onions are a nice contrast to the salty salmon and capers. With only a few steps and 6 simple ingredients you’ll have the perfect appetizer! Add a dollop of sour cream on top to make it extra special.

First chop your onions, capers and smoked salmon.

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.

Smoked Salmon Tartines Recipe

  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill (or chopped fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

    In a small bowl, stir together salmon, onions, capers, dill, olive oil and lemon juice. Mix until ingredients are well incorporated. Serve with toasted whole grain bread or crackers.

    Total Time: 10-15 minutes
    Yield: Makes about 1 cup

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    7 Responses to “Smoked Salmon Tartines with Capers and Chopped Red Onions”

    1. Gena w/ Carrots & Cream October 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

      Yum! I love salmon; raw is even better.

    2. Holly Botner October 16, 2011 at 7:07 am #

      Love this post and was googling it as I’m just about to post my own version on my fledgling blog at

      Check out my blog and I’ll join yours as it seems we have similar tastes/styles.

      All the best,

      Jittery Cook

      • Barb October 16, 2011 at 10:42 am #

        That’s awesome, thanks Holly. Will definitely check out your blog!

    3. jan January 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      Delicious, we have served this with crackers and cream cheese, and have also put it in a salad with some white balsamic and olive oil. Either way there is never any leftover.

      • Barb January 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

        Using this in a salad sounds delicious, great idea 🙂 Thank you for commenting and hope to see you again, Jan!

    4. Marcia March 16, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

      We didn’t have any leftovers. Served the salmon in a small dish and crackers on the side! Great hit. We will make it again.

      • Barb March 16, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

        That’s great, Marcia! Glad everyone enjoyed this recipe 🙂

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