Festive Salmon Bagel Sandwich

Festive Salmon Bagel Sandwich

Preparation : 15 mins ·Cooking : 15 minsServes 4



ozsalmon fillets
cupscress salad
cupcream cheese
Cooked grains
tbspolive oil
tsplemon zest
tbsplemon juice

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy3063 kcal
  • Protein87 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)281 g
  • Cholesterol324 mg
  • Saturated Fatty Acids76 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids26 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids8 g
  • Carbohydrate87 g
  • Sugars39 g
  • Fiber14 g
  • Calcium757 mg
  • Iron13 mg
  • Magnesium190 mg
  • Phosphorus375 mg
  • Potassium2992 mg
  • Sodium1651 mg
  • Zinc1 mg
  • Copper1 mg
  • Selenium4 µg
  • Vitamin A1675 µg
  • Vitamin E11 mg
  • Vitamin C245 mg
  • Vitamin B61 mg
  • Vitamin K2687 µg


Step 1

Prepare the Seasoning for Salmon:

In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper.

Step 2

Marinate the Salmon:

Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Spread the prepared seasoning mixture evenly over the fillets and let them marinate for about 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Toast the Walnuts:

In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the chopped walnuts for a few minutes until fragrant. Set aside.

Step 4

Cook the Salmon:

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a bit of olive oil and place the marinated salmon fillets in the skillet. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

Step 5

Assemble the Bagel Sandwiches:

  • Spread a generous layer of cream cheese on each toasted bagel half.

  • Layer each bottom half of the bagel with cress salad leaves.

  • Place a cooked salmon fillet on top of the cress.

  • Add a few slices of fresh figs on the salmon.

  • Sprinkle toasted walnuts over the figs.

  • Top with a spoonful of cooked grains.

  • Cover with the other half of the bagel.

Step 6


Arrange the prepared sandwiches on a rustic wooden background for a picturesque presentation.

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Recipe Story

Alright, lovely people, gather 'round for a culinary adventure that's about to hit your breakfast tables like a flavour tsunami! We're diving headfirst into the world of the Salmon Bagel Sandwich with a twist so delightful, your taste buds will start throwing a party!

Now, let's talk bagels, shall we? These heavenly circles of doughy perfection have a history as rich as their taste. Originally coming from the Jewish communities of Poland in the 17th century, these round delights have journeyed across continents, embracing various flavors, and winning hearts everywhere they go.

And what's a bagel without a spread? Cream cheese, my friends, a creamy dream that completes this sandwich like a symphony's final note. Did you know that cream cheese, although now a breakfast staple, was first made in the United States in the late 1800s by dairyman William Lawrence? It quickly became a sensation on breakfast tables worldwide.

Now, let's elevate this sandwich, shall we? Figs, those luscious, sweet jewels of the Mediterranean, add a burst of sweetness that dances with the savory salmon. They've been a symbol of abundance and fertility for ages, a fruit that's not just delicious but carries a lot of historical significance too.

But hold on, there's more to this story! Walnuts, those brain-shaped wonders, toasted to perfection, bring a nutty crunch that'll have you wondering why you haven't added them to every sandwich before. Did you know they've been considered a symbol of intellectuality and were even thrown at weddings in ancient Rome to bless the bride with fertility?

And that's not all, folks! Cress salad, a peppery green that adds a delightful kick, and grains like quinoa or farro for that wholesome goodness, completing this ensemble of flavors that's not just a breakfast but a celebration on a plate! So gather your ingredients, prep those bagels, and let's create a breakfast masterpiece that's as stunning as it is scrumptious!