The first time you tried lox, it was probably on a bagel. And it probably had red onion, sliced tomato, and capers on it. It was probably one of the most delicious bagels you’ve ever had. But why wait for your next bagel when you can enjoy smoked salmon in all kinds of ways—and healthy ones at that.
The omega-packed fish is a great lean protein to add to a variety of meals. And while, sure, we’re stoked on the health benefits, we’re even more stoked about the smoky, savory flavor. These nine lox recipes will change smoked salmon from a weekend treat to weekday staple.
OK, we know we said think outside the bagel, but there’s something about everything bagel spice that we just can’t resist. Plus, this is an everything bagel pizza. Opt for store-bought dough if you’re crunched for time, but don’t, we repeat, do not, skip the seasoning.
To make from scratch, simply mix one half of a teaspoon each of dried onion flakes, poppy seeds, garlic powder, and sesame seeds, and sprinkle generously on the dough before baking. We love the simple, fresh toppings, but don’t shy away from adding more, like halved cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, and a dollop or two of hot sauce.