One of my FAVORITE dishes is lox and bagel. I can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A couple of days ago I was at a local restaurant having brunch and ordered a salmon crostini plate. It was so pretty and so good!!!Fast forward a few days when I was going to a lunchtime playdate. I decided I wanted to try and make the salmon crostini and because I did not want to spend a fortune, I was going to try and find the ingredients at Aldi!Imagine my surprise when not only did I find my ingredients (at a discounted price), I found the PERFECT salmon. You want to use a lighter salmon versus a real salty salmon. I bought the baguette, chive cream cheese, and salmon at Aldi. The dill weed came from my spice cabinet.
Cold Smoked Salmon = $3.49 (x2) = $6.98
French Baguette = $1.49
Chive Cream Cheese = $1.49
Total = $9.96
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice your baguette bread (I recommend a thicker baguette, versus the slim ones). Brush each side lightly with olive oil. Cook each side for about 4 minutes. Next, spread the chive cream cheese on the top. Finally, place small piece of smoked salmon on top and lightly sprinkle dill weed.
This makes the perfect dish to eat at home or bring to a gathering because it is so easy and tastes very sophisticated. Everyone at the playdate couldn’t get over how good the salmon crostini tasted. I couldn’t get over how inexpensive and easy the recipe was!
If I were having a sit down breakfast, I would take three of these and place them on a small white plate. That is how my brunch crostini was presented and it looked very gourmet. My question for you, have you ever made these before?