Dill Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Bagel from Pinch of Nom’s new book (Quick and Easy) is just divine. The flavours are a match made in heaven and these bagels can be enjoyed any time of day – breakfast, brunch or lunch, or even as a snack if you’ve got the munchies! Make sure you get bagel thins though to keep the calories down, alternatively just use half a standard bagel if you can discipline yourself to be good. Personally, I couldn’t!
For other brilliant brunch ideas, you must try scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and the breakfast of kings – poached egg, smoked salmon and spinach. If you’re procrastinating over what to do about any spare dill (it’s ok if you’re not, I’m just sad), then fusion tandoori chicken, Swedish meatballs in gravy and broad bean / chicken and broad bean pilaf are for you!
Recipe: Dill Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Bagel
Calories: 231 per serving
Book: Pinch of Nom – Quick and Easy
Prep time: Approx 5 mins
Cooking time: N/A
- 1 wholemeal bagel thin
- 40g reduced-fat cream cheese
- 2 sprigs fresh dill, leaves only (finely chopped, plus extra to serve – optional)
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- Ground black pepper
- 20g smoked salmon
To accompany (optional):
- 35g thinly sliced cucumber (6 cals) and some fresh dill
Cost per portion: Approx £1.43
If you want your bagel toasted pop it in the toaster until lightly browned.
While the bagel is toasting, mix the reduced-fat cream cheese, dill, lemon juice and pepper in a small bowl. Spread the cream cheese onto the bagel and lay the smoked salmon on top. You can add some optional thinly sliced cucumber and more fresh dill to serve if you like.