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Sesame Soy Smoked Salmon Crostini

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I love everything about the holidays: the sparkling lights, the cheerful music, the spiked mulled ciders, and the mess of indulgent foods I get to jam into my mouth.

But yeah, sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. (Literally and theoretically.)

I promised myself that I’d keep entertaining simple this year, but while brainstorming, my daringly creative side kept poking me with ambitious ideas.

So, I made it my mission to come up with something that was elegant, effortless, and crave-worthy all while being on the healthy side.

Like I said, I bite off more than I can chew.

But partnering up with Simply Avocado made this an easy and delicious feat.

Sesame Soy Smoked Salmon Crostini | Killing Thyme

Sesame Soy Smoked Salmon Crostini | Killing Thyme

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Sesame Soy Smoked Salmon Crostini | Killing Thyme

Sesame Soy Smoked Salmon Crostini

While trying to come up with a healthy show-stopping appetizer for the holidays, I brainstormed snacks I felt I could eat my weight in and never grow tired of.

  • Sushi
  • Smoked salmon
  • Decked out crostini
  • Guacamole

Suddenly, mid-list, I realized that these faves could easily be smashed into one incredible appy.

These bad boys are lightly toasted, slathered with Simply Avocado’s creamy Sea Salt dip and spread, then topped with crunchy cucumber and smoked salmon. Though that combination is fab on its own, these bites truly aren’t complete without a brush of sesame oil and soy sauce.

Sesame Soy Smoked Salmon Crostini | Killing Thyme

Sesame Soy Smoked Salmon Crostini | Killing Thyme

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Sesame Soy Smoked Salmon Crostini

These Sesame Soy Smoked Salmon Crostini are elegant and easy, making them the perfect appetizer for any gathering. 
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine East and Southeast Asian Influence, Pescetarian, Seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Author Killing Thyme


  • 1 fresh baguette, sliced diagonally into 16 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 2 8 oz packages of Simply Avocado Sea Salt Dip and Spread
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 6 oz smoked salmon, thinly sliced to make it easy on yourself, look for already thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • 2 TBSP soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • black and white sesame seeds, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Carefully slice the baguette diagonally into about 16 1/2-inch thick slices. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until slightly toasted. Don't over toast them, or they will become hard.
  • In the meantime, thoroughly mix the soy sauce and sesame oil in a small bowl.
  • Once the baguette slices are toasted, remove from the oven and allow to cool for a minute or two. Once cooled, spread a heaping teaspoon's worth of the avocado dip over each baguette slice. Place a slice of cucumber on each baguette, then fold over a slice of smoked salmon. Generously brush the cucumber and salmon on each baguette with the sesame and soy mix.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.


You can make these a few hours in advance; keep them in the fridge with foil tented over top.


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  • Dan
    December 29, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    5 stars
    Made these Christmas eve and LOVED them. They went fast. Next time I’m going to make a batch just for myself.

  • Laura S
    December 20, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Beautiful, beautiful!! I love serving bruschetta!

  • Linda
    December 19, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    My mother makes a crazy salmon dish!

  • Donna
    December 19, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    I love all sorts of dips!

  • Kristen
    December 18, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Everybody loves crab cakes!

  • Julie
    December 18, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I love anything with spinach artichoke dip

  • Stacey Roberson
    December 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    My favorite holiday appetizer to whip up is Creamy Shrimp Scampi Dip.

  • patisseriemakesperfect
    December 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    This looks so fresh and tasty. Perfect for serving at a light lunch.

  • Kristina @ Love & Zest
    December 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    These look so good! I bet they will be a huge hit at my next gathering!

  • Lisa Bynum
    December 12, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    These salmon crostini look so delicious and refreshing!

  • Kristen Wood
    December 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Gorgeous creation!

  • Patty @ Spoonabilities
    December 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    What a delicious and very special appetizer! Yum!

  • Emeryl
    December 12, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    My favorite is a seven layer bean dip we make for the Fourth of July, but stuffing for Thanksgiving is great, too!

  • Carly Williams
    December 12, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    My favorite holiday appetizer is a good charcuterie board!

  • Bianca Muñoz
    December 12, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Spinach artichoke dip is always a hit here.!

  • Michel
    December 12, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I really love this delicious pasta my mom makes :)

  • Louellen M
    December 11, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    My favorite appetizer to dish up over the holidays is a variety of crostini and bruschetta. This looks like a delicious addition to my crostini menu!

  • Trish
    December 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Ooooh fave appetizer! Hmmm…. love some spicy pepper jelly on baguette with some good cheese. YUM!


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