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Open-Face Smoked Salmon and Avocado Sandwiches

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 4.

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

Nutritional Information

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


  • 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.


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Reviews (6 reviews)

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    Maya_B | 06/01/2019

    I loved this recipe! I'm very surprised someone found it bland, I agree with the other reviewers that it was very flavorful. One of my favorites for serving canapés at parties...

  • James_F | 09/18/2014

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

  • CheryllKay | 02/02/2013

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

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