Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toasts


They would have been canapés back in 1979--today they're trendy avocado toasts. Let your guests creatively customize their nibbles by setting out an array of garnishes for this healthy appetizer.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
24 toasts


  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon

  • 24 toasted cocktail-size slices pumpernickel bread or melba toasts

  • 2 ounces smoked salmon, cut into 24 pieces

  • 1 teaspoon coarse Maldon sea salt

  • Fresh tarragon sprigs, capers, sliced cornichons or olives, poppy or sesame seeds, lemon zest and/or red onion for garnish


  1. Mash avocado with lemon juice and tarragon in a bowl. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the mixture on each piece of bread (or toast). Top with salmon and sprinkle with salt. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 30IU 1%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 14mcg 3%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 6mg 1%
Potassium 91mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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