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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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