Smoked Salmon Breakfast Platter

This post is sponsored by Blue Circle Foods.  All opinions expressed here are mine alone as I only promote brands that I truly love.

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Platter is the ultimate, healthy smoked salmon breakfast, with tips on how to build the perfect salmon platter!

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I want to personally shake the person’s hand that came up with brunch.  Brunch is a bigger, better extension of breakfast, which is probably my favorite meal of the day.  

I go to bed thinking about breakfast, I wake up thinking about it, and frankly, knowing that brunch is happening a few hours after breakfast is pretty much a dream come true for me.

Can you relate??

We love to celebrate Easter and Mother’s Day with a nice brunch, and a smoked salmon breakfast just feels luxurious and fancy. 

Things get really exciting when the meal is served on a big, beautiful platter, too!

smoked salmon platter close-up

This Smoked Salmon Breakfast Platter is guaranteed to wow the crowd. It’s filled with quality, colorful ingredients, and you and your guests can sit back, relax, and snack your way through brunch. 

Naturally, the star of this smoked salmon platter is the smoked salmon, so make it the best.  My board features hot and cold smoked salmon from Blue Circle Foods, which is superior quality.  It’s hands down the best smoked salmon that I’ve ever eaten!

If you’ve been following along here for a while, you know that I only promote products that are produced sustainably in order to benefit the planet.  I was recently introduced to Blue Circle Foods, and I’m so impressed with their commitment and passion to provide consumers with cleaner, more nutritious seafood, while maintaining harmony in the marine environment.

The company was founded in 2005 by a James Beard award-winning chef, a restauranteur, and an organic industry leader in humanely raised livestock practices, with the goal of sourcing the most responsibly, wild-caught and sustainably-raised fish. 

Read more about the company’s philosophy here.  

Blue Circle Foods Smoked Salmon

Blue Circle Foods salmon is responsibly raised in a family run salmon farm located in the Arctic Circle in Norway that has been operating for generations. 

Unlike most farmed salmon, Blue Circle Foods salmon is raised in large, deep pens in a low-density population in order to give them ample room to swim and thrive.  They’re not raised with any contaminants, antibiotics, byproducts and are non-GMO. 

All resources used to raise the salmon are transparent and traceable, right back to the source.  In fact, Blue Circle Foods is recommended by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program for farming seafood in a way that lessens environmental impact.

Read more about Blue Circle Foods products here.

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Platter

Charcuterie boards and platters are so popular right now because they’re such a fun way to entertain, they’re easily scaled to feed a crowd, and they’re practically effortless.

This smoked salmon platter is filled with a variety of traditional cold smoked salmon, hot smoked roasted salmon in classic and peppered varieties, and the perfect smoked salmon accompaniments like bagels, lemon dill whipped cream cheese spread, quick pickled shallots, 6-minute eggs and olives.

And let’s not forget about the gorgeous variety of seasonal produce, which rounds out the perfect, healthy smoked salmon breakfast.

Cold smoked salmon close-up

Planning your Smoked Salmon Platter Presentation

The first thing to think about is how many guests you’ll be serving, and how you want to present your platter.  You can use one larger board, or put together a few smaller ones — anything goes!

All of the ingredients that you choose to serve alongside the smoked salmon should compliment the salmon, as well as add visual appeal with a wide variety of color and texture. 

Classic additions for smoked salmon platters include bagels, cream cheese, cucumbers, dill, lemon, and a briny element such as capers or olives.

From there, include your favorite ingredients that also add interest such as quick pickled shallots or onions, avocado, 6-minute or hard boiled eggs, and a host of fresh seasonal fruit and veggies.

The best part about serving this healthy smoked salmon platter is that many of the elements may done a day in advance.  So whip that cream cheese, pickle those onions and boil those eggs the day before!

If any of your guests have dietary restrictions, it’s very easy to incorporate gluten-free bread (which I’ve done here), and a dairy free spread.

How to assemble a smoked salmon platter

Assembling the smoked salmon is the fun part!  Give yourself 10-15 minutes to prep the fruit, slice the veggies and place the spreads and pickled onions in serving dishes.

The smoked salmon should be the focal point of your board, so place it in the center.  Place the spreads on opposite sides of the smoked salmon, with the bagels, bread or crackers close by the spreads.

From there, arrange the eggs, olives, fruit and veggies in a way that provides a nice color contrast, and fill in any large gaps with extra slices of lemon and fresh dill.

Voila!  Brunch is ready to serve.

Recipe tips/substitutions

Prep the whipped cream cheese, pickled onions and eggs a day in advance.

Take dietary restrictions into consideration.  For example, serve gluten-free bagels or bread by one of the spreads, or serve a dairy free spread.

This recipe is easily scaled to feed a larger or smaller crowd.  And remember, everything doesn’t need to go on the board at once!  Have extra bread, eggs, fruits, etc. prepped and replenish as needed.

hot smoked salmon close-up

More healthy salmon recipes:

Easy Lemon Dijon Baked Salmon

Maple Orange Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

Salmon Nicoise Salad

Smoked Salmon Brunch Board

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Additional Time: 1 days
Total Time: 1 days 26 minutes
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Platter is the ultimate smoked salmon breakfast, with tips on what to serve with smoked salmon, and how to display a smoked salmon platter!
Smoked Salmon Brunch Board

Ingredients

Quick picked shallots:

  • 1 large shallot
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Lemon dill whipped cream cheese

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Other additions:

  • (6) large eggs
  • bagels
  • assorted sliced bread or crackers
  • 1 lb. assorted grapes
  • 1 lb. strawberries
  • 2 blood oranges
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 bunch radishes, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup olives
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • fresh dill sprigs

Instructions

Prepare the quick pickled shallots:

  1. Peel and slice the shallots thinly, then place in a mason jar or bowl.
  2. In a small sauce pan, bring the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and salt to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium and simmer for 5 minutes, then pour over the shallots.
  3. Allow to stand for a minimum of 1 hour at room temperature, or for best results cool completely, cover and store in the fridge overnight.

Prepare the lemon dill whipped cream cheese:

  1. Place the softened cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat with a handheld mixer until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped dill and salt and beat until combined.

Prepare the 6-minute eggs:

  1. Place the eggs in a small sauce pan and cover with water. Place the lid on the pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Immediately remove from heat and let stand covered for 6 minutes.
  2. Place the eggs in a colander under cold running water for 2 minutes, then allow to cool completely and peel.

Assemble the brunch board:

Place the smoked salmon in the center of your board, and place the whipped cream cheese in (2) small bowls on opposite sides of the board. Arrange the bagels and bread near the spreads, and arrange the remaining items in a visually appealing way. Fill in any large gaps with lemon slices and fresh dill sprigs, then serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Prep the whipped cream cheese, pickled onions and eggs a day in advance.
  • Take dietary restrictions into consideration. For example, serve gluten-free bagels or bread by one of the spreads, or serve a dairy free spread.
  • This recipe is easily scaled to feed a larger or smaller crowd. And remember, everything doesn't need to go on the board at once! Have extra bread, eggs, fruits, etc. prepped and replenish as needed.

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