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Salmon Toast

This creamy avocado-salmon toast with refreshing cucumber and spicy chili is an easy, crispy bite for brunch. The red wine vinegar dressing with sweet tomatoes is the perfect finishing touch.

Smoked salmon toast with mashed avocado, cucumber, and red wine vinaigrette.

Easy Salmon Toast Recipe

If you need a 10-minute solution for your upcoming brunch, this smoked salmon sandwich with smooth yogurt-avocado spread is it. Thinly sliced cucumber and a drizzle of red wine vinaigrette with herby Italian seasoning help tie it all together. If you like a bit of heat, don’t forget the red chili! Best of all, it’s a no-stove recipe your guests can put together if you set all the ingredients out for them.

Why You’ll Love This Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast

Toast is always an easy breakfast option, whether it’s just you or if you’re having people over.

  • Quick. You only need 10 minutes to throw this recipe together.
  • Beginner-friendly. There’s no cooking involved, just mash the avocado and whisk the dressing.
  • Great for brunch. Salmon toast is a light bite packed with spicy mashed avocado and
Halved avocado on the counter.

Recipe Ingredients

The tangy lemon dressing balances out the smoked salmon’s saltiness. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact ingredient amounts.

For the Avocado Toast:

  • Avocado – Make sure it’s ripened, otherwise you won’t be able to mash it.
  • Yogurt – It needs to be unsweetened and plain.
  • Lemon – Reduce the amount by half if you use limes.
  • Sourdough – Pre-sliced store-bought bread is a good alternative.
  • Cayenne pepper – Red pepper flakes work too.
  • Smoked salmon – Lox is great swap.
  • Cucumber – You can also use thinly sliced Persian cucumbers.
  • Microgreens – Add your favorite. Chives and chopped green onions are fine as well.
  • Chili – Feel free to add red Thai chili, jalapeño, or serrano chili.

To Make the Dressing:

  • Lemon – You need the lemon and zest.
  • Tomato – Roma and Heirloom tomatoes are perfect for this if you remove the seeds.
  • Red wine vinegar – White wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar work too.
  • Italian seasoning – Make your own by mixing 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme.
  • Salt and pepper – I prefer kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper.
Creamy mashed avocado in a bowl.

How To Make Smoked Salmon Toast

Let your guests assemble their own toast so that it’s super crunchy and fresh whenever they want to dig in. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe card.

  • Make the dressing. Whisk all the dressing ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Set it aside.
  • Mash the avocado. Add the avocado, yogurt, and half of the lemon juice to a bowl. Use a fork to mash everything together until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Assemble it. Divide the mashed avocado between the bread slices. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Add the smoked salmon and cucumber on top. Drizzle with dressing to taste, add the microgreens, and red chili. Serve and enjoy!

Tips & Variations

Feta cheese, eggs, and leftover guacamole with fresh pico de gallo are great ways to change things up.

  • Swap the bread. Slice Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits in half and assemble your toast with it. You can also use focaccia, ciabatta, baguettes, or any hoagie roll you have laying around.
  • Leave it chunky. Mash half of the avocado. Dice the other half and gently combine them for a bit of texture. Leftover guacamole with pico de gallo is good for this as well.
  • Change the dressing. Pesto, Sriracha, chili oil, tahini, and balsamic reduction are great swaps for the dressing.
  • Add more protein. Slice Hard Boiled Eggs and add them on top. Sunny-side up eggs work too. For plant-based alternatives, add hummus or extra-firm tofu.
  • Give it a Greek twist. Sprinkle the toast with sliced olives, chopped dill, and crumbled feta cheese for some Mediterranean flair.
Slice of sourdough with creamy avocado spread, salmon, cucumber, and tangy red wine vinaigrette on top.

What To Serve With Salmon Avocado Toast

This refreshing salmon toast is an easy recipe for breakfast or brunch. You can enjoy it on its own or with a couple of sides. Try my Asparagus Lemon Tartlete, Paleo Egg Cups, or Egg White Bites. My Leek Mushroom Egg White Frittata and Cauliflower Avocado Egg Bowl are great too.

Can I Make This In Advance?

No. This salmon toast is best the day its made, otherwise the bread would absorb moisture and soften too much. However, you can prep the dressing and mashed avocado up to 2 days in advance.

More Salmon Recipes To Try

Smoked salmon toast with mashed avocado, cucumber, and red wine vinaigrette.

Salmon Toast

This avocado-salmon toast recipe with refreshing cucumber, spicy red chili, and tangy red wine vinegar dressing is an easy bite for brunch.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings: 2 pieces


  • Cutting Board
  • Bowls


  • 1 avocado pitted
  • 2 tbsp fat-free yogurt
  • ½ lemon juiced (use the other half of lemon for dressing)
  • 2 slices sourdough toasted
  • A pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 ounces sliced smoked salmon
  • 1/4 cucumber ribboned with a veggie peeler
  • a handful of microgreens
  • Slices of a small red hot chili


  • ½ lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 small tomato finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • A pinch of salt and pepper


  • Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside
  • Halve the avocado, remove the stone and scoop the flesh into a bowl.Add the yogurt and lemon juice and mash everything with a fork. Season well with salt and black pepper.
  • Divide the avocado between the toasted bread, sprinkle over a little cayenne pepper and add the smoked salmon and cucumber. Spoon over the dressing, then top with the microgreens, and sliced pepper.
  • Enjoy.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: American


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