What makes this smoked salmon pizza recipe quick and easy is the use of a pre-baked pizza crust. There are so many varieties out there why just put pepperoni and marinara on them, let’s get a bit more sophisticated and use smoked salmon. I love smoked salmon and combined with the tarragon, lemon and the cream cheese, it is very satisfying. Cut it into small wedges for the perfect “brunch bite” or cocktail canape to go along with your champagne. This recipe comes together in minutes, so if you have that unexpected guest ringing at your front door…20 minutes later you will be enjoying this timeless, quick classic.
Even though I’m serving this as an evening appetizer, this would be a great brunch bite
Luscious, creamy, tangy and delicious…all in one bite!
Smoked Salmon Pizza with Lemon Tarragon Cream Cheese
This easy and quick pizza is a great appetizer or brunch bite that is sure to please!
- 1 pre-baked pizza crust or flatbread, 12 inch round or rectangle
- 8 oz whipped cream cheese
- 1 lemon, juice & zest
- 2 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp garlic, chopped
- 1/4 tsp course black pepper
- 6 oz cold smoked salmon
- 3 tbsp red onion, minced
- 3 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
- 3 tbsp chopped chives or micro greens for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a small mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, tarragon, Dijon mustard, garlic & pepper.
On a parchment lined or non-stick sprayed sheet pan, place the pizza crust down and spread the cream cheese mixture all over the top, evenly reaching almost to the edges.
Lay the salmon all over on top of the cream cheese, followed by the chopped red onion
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden
Sprinkle with capers and top with micro-greens or minced chives for garnish
Cut into wedges and serve