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Open-Face Smoked Salmon and Avocado Sandwiches


Yields 4.

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 102

Serve these sandwiches with a green salad for a light dinner for two, or with a cup of soup for a hearty lunch for four.

  • 1-1/2 firm-ripe medium avocados, cut into medium dice
  • 1 medium scallion, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro; whole leaves for garnish
  • 4 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. finely chopped jalapeño
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. toasted coriander seeds, coarsely ground
  • 1/4 tsp. (scant) finely grated orange zest
  • 8 oz. thinly sliced cold-smoked salmon, cut into 1-1/2 -inch-wide strips
  • 4 slices sourdough bread (each 6-1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch thick), toasted very crisp
  • 1 medium clove garlic, halved

In a medium bowl, gently mix (don’t mash) the avocado, scallion, chopped cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño, and 1/4 tsp. salt. In another medium bowl, mix the oil, coriander, and orange zest. Toss the salmon with the oil mixture. Rub the toasts lightly with the cut sides of the garlic clove. Divide the avocado mixture among the toasts. Pile the salmon strips on top. Garnish with the cilantro leaves and serve immediately so the toast stays crisp.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 440, Fat (kcal): 21, Fat Calories (g): 190, Saturated Fat (g): 3.5, Protein (g): 20, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 14, Carbohydrates (mg): 44, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 3, Sodium (g): 1630, Cholesterol (g): 15, Fiber (g): 7,

Photo: Scott Phillips

This is a delicious and light dish for brunch or a quick, weekday dinner. It's healthy and easy to make.

Is it possible the nutritional information is not accurate? 440 calories for one piece seems way too high?

This is one of the best recipes my husband and I have ever had. There are alot of flavors melding together, perfectly. Everyone we have served it to absolutely LOVES it.

I disagree with the first review. There is nothing bland abut this dish -- the orange zest oil preparation with the toasted coriander is unexpected and very yummy. And, you definitely cannnot skip rubbing the toasted bread with garlic, because you need that with the avo topping. I did this as an appetizer for a book club and everyone loved it. A must try!

Very disappointing. It was strangely very bland

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