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Smoked Salmon Toast

Smoked Salmon Toast |

Have you ever had a day that starts out on the wrong foot? A day that in theory, should be totally fine – great even – but something happens early on that just covers the entire day in a blanket of fog. I’m having a day like that.

I originally planned on waking up, doing some form of working out, and then typing up a clever story about Easter leftovers before before dazzling you with this smoked salmon toast. Not a bad plan, if I do say so myself.

Smoked Salmon Toast |

Things started off ok, although I was a bit groggy for my workout. I got changed and came downstairs only to find that I had made a mistake last night. A mistake that will surely gnaw at me for the rest of the day. The amazing slow cooker ham and bean soup that I had made yesterday with the bone and ham from Easter was neatly packed away in a container….but left sitting on the kitchen counter.

All night.

My stomach dropped. I despise wasting food.

After a quick Google search, I concluded that while it might be fine if I boiled it, it wasn’t worth the chance with my family’s health to try to serve it. But all that beautiful soup….

I’ve done this before, although luckily not often. It’s the kind of mistake that makes me feel so incredibly guilty. Guilty about wasting food. Guilty about wasting money. Guilty about wasting that beautiful ham bone. At least my family got to enjoy a nice hearty meal of it last night. But still….

Can you tell I’m struggling with this?

What’s done is done and I need to just move on. I realize that. And in an effort to use (without wasting) any more of my Easter leftovers, I think I’ll be repeating my lunch from yesterday, which was this lovely smoked salmon toast. I served a few pieces of smoked salmon with cream cheese, a sliced hard boiled egg (lovingly dyed by my kiddos – see above), capers and dill on top of a piece of toasted marble rye bread. It was a light, but hearty lunch packed with carbs and protein – my faves.

Perhaps a nice plate of smoked salmon toast will help me move on from my soup sorrows.

And now I’ll drop it and move on. Pinkie swear. But not before asking you if you’ve ever had a similar experience?

Smoked Salmon Toast |

Here’s to a happy Wednesday!

Smoked Salmon Toast

Yield: 2 pieces of toast

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 pieces marble rye bread, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, divided
  • 1 hard boiled egg, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2-3 thin slices smoked salmon
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • several dill sprigs
  • salt and pepper


Spread 1 tablespoon of cream cheese on each piece of toast. Divide egg, salmon, capers and dill over the cream cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

April 8th, 2015

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3 comments on “Smoked Salmon Toast”

  1. I’ve definitely left food from the day before on the counter overnight several times! :-\ I also hate wasting food so I always find a way to heat the dickens out of it so any ferocious bacteria are absolutely diminished. But those untouched “I meant to save that for later” sandwiches in my lunchbox I painfully throw away
    …. 🙁

  2. I have left things on the counter overnight before. I guess I’ve just trusted that I can boil it and serve it regardless (mostly as my husband is a builder and has a cast iron stomach, he’s eaten MUCH worse things out of the car that have been sitting around forever!). I do try and make sure I triple check the kitchen before going to bed though, partly so that the dog can’t get at things overnight. Sorry about the wasted soup, I am definitely one who hates waste just as much (proven by ‘fridge surprise’ dinners that just throw together anything that’s needing to be used up!). This is a lovely morning recipe though Em. Classic Scandinavian flavours, so delicious xx

    • I am so glad it’s not just me! It just makes me sick when something like that happens, but you just have to move forward, right? Thanks for the kind words about the toast! This is still one of our absolute favorites <3