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Smoked Salmon Crostini

This Smoked Salmon Crostini appetizer is made with only a few ingredients, can be assembled in minutes and is sure to impress your guests.

Smoked Salmon and Boursin Crostini

Hosting dinner parties can be so much fun. But preparing for them can be challenging when we lead busy lives.

If you are trying to figure out something special to serve that is delicious, quick and easy to prepare, consider this elegant appetizer made with cold-smoked salmon and Boursin cheese.

Top view of Smoked Salmon and Boursin Crostini with chives.

Starters with smoked salmon are a favourite of ours. Though both cold and hot smoked salmon are delicious, I love using cold smoked salmon to make simple appetizers like this Smoked Salmon Crostini or this Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip.

Smoked Salmon and Boursin Crostini ready to be served.

How to Make it

This Smoked Salmon Crostini is made with only 6 ingredients. It's ready in minutes and looks beautiful and classy once assembled.

Here's an overview of the ingredients and steps needed to make this smoked salmon starter. Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for ingredient amounts.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Baguette
  • Olive oil
  • Smoked salmon
  • Boursin, Garlic & Fine Herbs flavour.
  • Sour cream. I like to use full fat sour cream
  • Smoked pepper (optional, but so good)
  • Fresh chives (optional)

Steps Overview:

You can prepare parts of this canapé ahead of time by toasting your slices of baguette and combining the ingredients of the Boursin spread the day before the party.

Just refrigerate the spread and keep the crostini in a container at room temperature until you're ready to assemble the appetizer.

To make the spread, combine the Boursin cheese with the sour cream by whisking it vigorously to form a velvety smooth cream that can be easily spread.

Spread a dollop of the mixture on the crostini and then lay a slice of smoked salmon on top.

If desired, sprinkle with a tiny amount of ground smoked pepper (or regular pepper) and top with a spear or two of fresh chives. Et voilà, you're all done!

Crostini with Smoked Salmon.

Serving Suggestions

You'll want to serve the smoked salmon and Boursin cheese canapés shortly after assembling them.

I like to serve them along with a platter of cheese, crackers and fruit and these savory Roasted Almonds.

I assure you every bite of this appetizer is scrumptious and your guests will devour them!


More Easy Appetizers

Smoked salmon on crostini.

Smoked Salmon Crostini

This Smoked Salmon and Boursin Crostini has only a few ingredients, can be assembled in minutes and is sure to impress your guests.
4.56 from 25 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 259 kcal


  • 24 slices of baguette (that’s about 1/2 baguette sliced into 1/4-inch rounds)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 115 grams smoked salmon
  • 7 Tablespoons Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs
  • 7 Tablespoons sour cream I used full fat
  • ½ teaspoon smoked pepper (optional but so good)
  • a few sprigs of fresh chives optional


  • Place a rack 6 inches from the broiler element and heat the broiler on high.
  • Set the slices of baguette on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with a little olive oil.
  • Place the baking sheet under the broiler and toast the bread until they are crispy and lightly golden on top, about 2 minutes.
  • Whisk the Boursin cheese with the sour cream until you have a lump free creamy consistency.
  • Take the crostini and spread the creamy cheese on top. Place the smoked salmon over the cheese spread and sprinkle with a tiny bit of smoked pepper (if you have it).
  • To finish, garnish with fresh chives.
  • Serve immediately.


  1. The moisture from the Boursin cheese will soften the crostini somewhat so it's best to serve these as soon as possible after you've assembled them.


Calories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 528mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 151IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Boursin Canapés, Smoked Salmon and Boursin Crostini, Smoked Salmon Appetizer, Smoked Salmon Canapés, Smoked Salmon Crostini, Smoked Salmon Starter
Tried this recipe? Have any questions, comments or suggestions? Leave a comment below!Mention @sweetandsavourypursuits or tag #sweetandsavourypursuits!

This post was originally published in January 2015. It has been updated.

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Thursday 26th of December 2019

This appetizer recipe looks delicious. I plan to make it for brunch on Sunday. But I noticed the smoked salmon is missing from the recipe ingredients. How much smoked salmon will be needed? Thanks!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Thursday 26th of December 2019

Hi Heidi, so sorry about that, you'll need about 3.5 to 4 ounces (or about 115 grams) of smoked salmon.

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Joan Deschamps

Monday 19th of December 2016

Why would these have to be "served immediately"? I was hoping to make them to take to a "pot luck" holiday gathering which is about 30 minutes from my home.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 19th of December 2016

Hi Joan, you could do that for sure, but the humidity from the cheese and sour cream spread will soften the bread a little and so the crostini won't be as crisp. Also I'm not sure how well the assembled crostinis will travel, they may come apart a bit. Is it an option to assemble the crostini at the gathering?


Friday 30th of January 2015

I am really getting hungry right now, great starter and great shots, I love smoked salmon

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Friday 30th of January 2015

Thanks! Appetizers with smoked salmon are always a hit with me!

Lan | morestomach

Wednesday 28th of January 2015

this is so fancy looking! i adore smoked salmon, though i never buy it. for a nondairy version, when i need a bagel lox, i typically ask for avocado and it provides just the right amount of creaminess. but using garlic&herb cheese is so goooood.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Wednesday 28th of January 2015

I agree avocado is really good as well. It's a great idea for a creamy base substitute for those who don't each cheese or simply for variety. Thanks for the idea!

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