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Garlic Herb Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon Bites

Garlic Herb Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon Bites

The kids’ school held their annual holiday party this morning, and parents were asked to bring a plate of finger food to share with others. I put together this simple appetizer that was devoured within minutes. It made me feel good that I did something other than a cheese board for once!


Garlic Herb Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon Bites

  • 1 loaf of Beer Bread (I’m going to post my recipe shortly!)

  • 1 8 oz package of Cream Cheese

  • 3 Tbls Butter

  • 2 cloves Garlic

  • 2 Tbls fresh Parsley

  • 2 Tbls Green Onion

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • 200g Smoke Salmon

  • Capers (optional)


  • Let the Cream Cheese come to room temperature. This may take an hour or more, so be prepared!

  • Roughly chop the Garlic

  • Heat the Butter in a small saucepan with the Garlic. Stir frequently until fragrant.

  • Strain the Butter and Garlic mixture. Reserve the Butter and discard the Garlic after you’ve ensured you’ve got 2 Tbls of the Garlic infused Butter remaining. Put the Butter in the fridge to cool for about five minutes.

  • Meanwhile, finely chop the Parsley and Green Onion.

  • Mix the Cream Cheese, Butter mixture, Parsley, Green Onion, and Salt together. I find mashing with a fork to be the best way to mix everything.

  • Thinly slice the Beer Bread, then quarter the slices.

  • Spread the Cream Cheese mixture on each slice of bread.

  • Cut the Smoked Salmon into pieces just large enough to cover the top of the Cream Cheese Mixture.

  • Top with optional Capers.

    You should have enough Cream Cheese and Salmon to pair with the entire loaf of bread - about 80 pieces or so. I would also like to try this with toasted Beer Bread for a little extra crunch!

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