Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagels

I am not sure if this will qualify as a recipe as it does not involve cooking and only contains four items, bagel, salmon, cream cheese and capers but I am posting this to share my favourite bagel filling. Bagel for those who does not know is a type of bread similarly shaped as a doughnut, the cooking process is a bit different from other bread as this involves boiling in water before baking giving that distinctive taste, shiny appearance, dense dough and chewy texture.

Bagel was invented during the 1600’s in Kraków, Poland aimed to compete with a popular bread called bublik which was consumed during the Lenten season. Apart from being a Lenten bread, bagels are also given as a gift to women in childbirth, then in the late 16th century its popularity became widespread and became a staple in the Polish diet. Bagel came from the word “beugal” which means bail/bow or bale which closely defines its traditional shape of stirrup (similar to “D” shape). This bread was then brought to the United States by immigrant Polish-Jews then in 1960’s bagel baker Harry Lender and Florence Sender started the mass production of bagels by automation and the rest was history.

As I had told earlier this is my favourite bagel filling how about you what’s yours?

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Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagels

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


  • Bagels
  • Cream Cheese
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Capers (optional)


  1. Slice the bagels in half horizontally then place cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers. Enjoy it with your favourite salad.



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  1. Guia Obsum says:

    Oh gosh, you really never fail to make me hungry! 🙂

  2. I lovveeee salmon and cream cheese on a bagel…a little red onion and some capers and I’m in heaven!

  3. Mines with lots of capers and black peppers on top! Oh I can eat this at any meal of the day!

  4. Oh I miss bagel! I love bagel and flavored cream cheese. Now you’re making me crave for bagel!

  5. Jay says:

    omy….looks divine…awesome preparation..
    Tasty Appetite

  6. Ruth Parulan Tuvilla. says:

    This is our tradional New Year’s morning breakfast. I layer it with lettuce, slice tomato, onion, and a squeeze of lemon paired with hot apple cider or “salabat”. Sounds like a big sandwich brunch but we never wake up early on New year’s morning anyways…Happy Holidays!!!

  7. this is my favorite bagel filling too!

  8. Oh yum. I also love bagels and lox when you mix the salmon with the cream cheese.

  9. No cooking, but “some assembly required” — perfect for Christmas 😉

  10. We simply love salmon and sure this is a good change to the other meat burgers we tend to have quite often. Very simple and makes a great light night meal for us.

  11. Eri says:

    This is one of my favourite combinations too, I also like bagels with cream cheese, a little dry oregano, sundried tomatoes, capers and olives.
    Have a nice day!

  12. nors says:

    Paborito mg mga kiwi yan bro… Sarap!!!

  13. I would have never thoguht of putting Salmon on a Cream Cheese Bagel.. definitely delicious

  14. Pretty hard to beat this combination, Raymund! But then, you surprise us with new delicious treats every time. 🙂

  15. Kristy says:

    This is one of my favorite breakfasts to eat as a treat. I love it! 😉

  16. Tita Beng says:

    Looks really tasty and enticing. Want to try this but I am not aware if smoked salmon is available here. Just thinking of salmon esp. if it’s sashimi make me drools. Yummm!

  17. thanks for the info on bagel.. didn’t know it before..

  18. List of ingredients and instructions on what to do with it – thats a recipe for sure

  19. Favorite filling would have to be veggie spread on a toasted Everything bagel.

  20. foodjaunts says:

    This is a simple filling, but a good one. Love that you included the capers i it. I tend to be pretty simple with my bagels, I’ll usually get a raisin one and use cinnamon cream cheese.

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