Rye Toasts with Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, and Red Onion

Photo: Lisa Hubbard

Our rye toasts with low-fat cream cheese and smoked salmon will cure a craving for bagels and lox -- with fewer calories.


  • 8 thin slices rye bread

  • 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon low-fat cream cheese

  • ½ English (hothouse) cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced diagonally

  • 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon

  • ½ medium red onion, very thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon drained capers, rinsed and patted dry

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Toast bread slices in oven on a baking sheet, turning once, until golden, about 10 minutes.

  2. Spread 2 teaspoons cream cheese on each toast. Divide cucumber, salmon, onions, and capers among toasts; season with pepper. Squeeze lemon juice on top.

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