The Best Ever Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich

Smoked Salmon Breakfast sandwich

The Spruce Eats / Cara Cormack

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
582 Calories
24g Fat
66g Carbs
28g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 582
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 407mg 136%
Sodium 1241mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 341mg 26%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 552mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This delicious sandwich takes the idea of bagels and lox (or smoked salmon) to a whole new level. This smoked salmon bagel sandwich recipe is made with grilled asparagus, pickled red onions, and soft scrambled eggs, along with cream cheese, and fresh dill. It's all loaded up on a toasted everything bagel, and it might just be the best bagel sandwich we've ever made.

For an added bonus you can smoke the salmon yourself or even make your own bagels. But barring that, smoked salmon isn't hard to find in most large, well-stocked grocery stores, and bagels are not difficult for most people to source.

"This generous bagel and lox sandwich is super-charged with the addition of asparagus, eggs, cream cheese, and pickled red onions. I swapped the everything bagel for my favorite oat bagel and served it with a side salad, which made for a wonderfully hearty dinner." —Diana Andrews

The Best Ever Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich
A Note From Our Recipe Tester


  • 1 medium everything bagel

  • 2 large eggs

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh dill

  • 2 ounces smoked salmon

  • 5 spears grilled, roasted or blanched asparagus

  •  1/4 cup homemade or store-bought pickled red onion, or to taste

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients to make a smoked salmon breakfast sandwich

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  2. Slice the bagel in half crosswise and toast to your liking.

    A toasted bagel, cut in half

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  3. Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a small bowl, add salt and pepper to taste and whisk vigorously.

    A bowl of whisked eggs, seasoned with salt and pepper

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  4. Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the butter.

    A skillet with melted butter

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  5. When the butter has melted, pour the eggs into the skillet. Stir continuously with a silicone spatula until the eggs have cooked through but are still soft. Top with the dill and set aside.

    A skillet with soft scrambled eggs, topped with dill

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  6. Gently place the soft scrambled eggs on the cut side of the bottom half of the bagel. Top with the smoked salmon, asparagus, and pickled red onions.

    A toasted bagel topped with smoked salmon, asparagus. and pickled red onions

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  7. Spread the cream cheese over the cut side of the remaining bagel half. Close the sandwich, cream cheese side down on the pickled red onions and serve.

    A toasted bagel topped with cream cheese

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  • Bagel sizes can vary wildly, so you may find that you need more or less of some of the ingredients. Adjust the amounts as necessary.
  • You can also easily double or triple the recipe if you're making more than one sandwich.


  • Leave the asparagus out if desired. For a little green crunch instead, you could use sliced cucumbers.
  • You can also use thinly sliced red onion that has been sitting in a little bit of lemon or lime juice if you don't want to use pickled onion. The citrus will help mellow the onion's bite.
  • Parsley or chives would also be delicious in place of the dill.