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Deconstructed Bagel and Lox Salad
with creamy garlic-lemon dressing

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min
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We turn the classic bagel and lox breakfast into a deconstructed salad, perfect for a summer night. Tied together with a creamy dressing that's full of zing, you'll love how satisfying and tasty this light meal is.



Deconstructed Bagel and Lox Salad:
  • Bagels - 2, torn up
  • Onions, red - 1/4 cup, sliced
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, sliced
  • Tomatoes, grape - 10 oz, halved
  • Lettuce, romaine - 8 oz, chopped
  • Smoked salmon - 12 oz
Creamy Garlic-Lemon Dressing:
  • Garlic - 1 clove, minced
  • Capers - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Lemon juice - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, white wine (sub red wine) - 4 tsp
  • Mustard, dijon - 4 tsp
  • Creme fraiche - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Make bagel croutons - Heat oven to 400F / 204C. Tear up bagels into bite-sized pieces and spread out onto a sheet pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until croutons have crisped up.
  2. Make dressing - Chop garlic and capers. Mix with lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, creme fraiche, and honey. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead and refrigerated)
  3. Red onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  4. Cucumbers / Tomatoes / Romaine lettuce - Prep as directed.


  1. Toss 3/4 of dressing with romaine, cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onions. Divide salad up and then top with salmon and croutons. Drizzle with remainder of the dressing. Enjoy!

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This meal has 19 reviews

Used fresh salmon instead of smoked, baked in toaster oven.

By: Sundi
Posted: Jun 04, 2017
Diet: Paleo

I liked how quick and easy this was, and it was very tasty. I usually pack up leftovers for lunch at work the next day, and this one isn't one that keeps well, texture-wise. Still tasted pretty good though!

By: Jenna
Posted: Oct 07, 2016
Diet: Original

Husband approved (minus the hard boiled eggs) - so I think we'll be having this salad again sometime!

By: Amy
Posted: Jul 20, 2016
Diet: Paleo

Delicious. Easy cleanup and no cooking! Great summer meal.

By: Michael
Posted: Jul 14, 2016
Diet: Original

Thought the dressing was great. Wasn't sure what cream fraiche was so we used cream cheese. Would have been even better if we would have had smoked salmon. Ours was non smoked.

By: Peggy
Posted: Jul 10, 2016
Diet: Original

Substituted Pilsberry Cresents for the bagels - so flavorful!

By: Nicole
Posted: Jul 08, 2016
Diet: Original