If you’re a fan of smoked salmon, you’ll enjoy this simple smoked salmon sandwich served open face with egg salad. With whole grain toasted bread, it makes a perfect light lunch for a spring or summer afternoon.


Last summer, my daughters and I were visiting family in Pennsylvania, and we stopped by my mother-in-law’s house for lunch. My MIL is known for making beautiful meals when we come to visit, which I totally appreciate and look forward to.

When we got to her house, she served a delicious open-faced smoked salmon sandwich made from toasted whole grain bread, egg salad, and high quality smoked salmon. They were absolutely heavenly, and just the perfect lunch to eat on a patio on a gorgeous warm day. Not too heavy, but completely satisfying.

Despite my attempts to eat light that day, I’m pretty sure I ate at least three portions, as did my girls, who’ve been begging me to make the sandwiches ever since.


I know this type of smoked salmon sandwich is typically called a tartine, but that word is just a little too fancy for me (and I can never seem to pronounce it right), so I’m going with “open-faced sandwiches.”

The thing I love about these little sandwiches is that you can easily cut them into smaller pieces and serve them as appetizers. They would be ideal to serve at a baby shower, a ladies luncheon, wedding shower, or an Easter brunch (Can you think of a better way to use up Easter eggs?).

The best part is how easy they are to make. The egg salad comes together in less than a minute, and from there it’s just assembly. Elegant and easy don’t often go hand in hand, but this is one case in which they definitely do.


Side note: If you make a lot of hardboiled eggs in your house, I highly recommend purchasing an egg cooker (this is an affiliate link to the one that I have). No, it’s definitely not an essential thing to have in your kitchen, which is why I didn’t include it in my kitchen essentials list, but it IS awesome. My mom got me one for a gift last year, and it’s my new BFF.


If you have an egg salad recipe you already really love, by all means go ahead and use that (or even store bought….I won’t tell). I kept my egg salad as simple as possible by only using three ingredients: eggs, mustard and mayo (plus a little salt and pepper). I think some capers would be a nice addition as well.

Servings: 4

Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Egg Salad

This easy open-faced smoked salmon sandwich is the perfect simple lunch for a warm spring or summer day.


  • 5 hardboiled eggs
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard, Grey Poupon recommended
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 slices whole grain bakery bread
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • fresh dill, optional
  • capers, optional


  • In a medium bowl, chop the hardboiled eggs with a knife and fork. Add the mayonnaise and mustard and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Lightly toast the bread slices.
  • Top with egg salad and slices of smoked salmon
  • Sprinkle with fresh dill and/or capers for serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 277kcal (14%)Carbohydrates 14g (5%)Protein 16g (32%)Fat 16g (25%)Saturated Fat 3g (19%)Cholesterol 243mg (81%)Sodium 532mg (23%)Potassium 179mg (5%)Fiber 1g (4%)Sugar 2g (2%)Vitamin A 350IU (7%)Calcium 73mg (7%)Iron 2mg (11%)
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