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Bagels with Smoked Salmon and Herbed Avocado Spread-6

Bagels with Smoked Salmon and Herbed Avocado Spread

Servings 4 servings
Author Brandon Matzek


For the spread:

  • 1 Ripe California Avocado, seeded, peeled, sliced and at room temperature
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely sliced chives
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the bagels:

  • Plain and/or everything bagels, cut in half and toasted
  • Smoked salmon, or lox
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Capers
  • Fresh dill
  • Lemon wedges


  1. To make the Herbed Avocado Spread, add sliced avocado, cream cheese, lemon juice and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a small food processor, pulsing several times to combine. Add chives, dill and several turns of black pepper, then blitz until well-combined. The mixture won’t be completely smooth. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.

  2. To serve, schmear bagels with Herbed Avocado Spread. Top will smoked salmon, sliced red onion, capers and dill to taste. Serve lemon wedges on the side.