Smoked Salmon Avocado Cream Cheese Pastries Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

Smoked Salmon Avocado Cream Cheese Pastries will seriously impress at your next gathering. Homemade avocado cream cheese combined with smoked salmon, fresh herbs, and capers makes for the ideal appetizer any time of day! They are ideal for Easter, Mother’s Day brunch, and everything in between.

Sometimes, you just need to get fancy with your appetizers, don’t you?

Now, as someone who likes to get fancy, but tends to be a little lazy when it comes to getting things done, I want fancy and easy all in one little flavorful package.

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I love having people over in our house. Hearing the laughter of friends and family gathered around the table is worth the amount of dishes I have to do as a result, every single time.

Of course, I’m a little OCD when I have people over.

I want to have the house completely clean, the food out right when everyone arrives, and some sort of semblance of gracefulness in my demeanor.

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That only happens when I am using recipes that don’t make me want to lie down on the kitchen floor and sob uncontrollably.

This is why I’m bringing you these tasty little pastry bites today. :)

It’s recipes like this that save my sanity and totally make a party at the same time.

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Anything with puff pastry always is a hit, and it makes me infinitely happy when I can use frozen puff pastry from the store.

Now, I learned how to make puff pastry from scratch once… it was fun and took all day.

Ain’t nobody got time for that in the real world of schedules, work, and general craziness of everyday life.

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When you serve these little pastries, everyone is going to think you are just the fanciest person that ever lived.

Golden brown pastries are topped with homemade avocado cream cheese, slices of smoked salmon, and a smattering of fresh herbs and capers to give a balance of savory, bright, and herbaceousness.

File 1 - Smoked Salmon Avocado Cream Cheese Pastries

These little guys are ideal for any spring appetizer need that you have. It doesn’t matter if it’s for a bridal shower, Mother’s Day brunch, Easter, a spring dinner party, or a random weeknight where you just want to be fancy.

Each mouthful is light and bright, giving you a taste of springtime flavor in a two-bite snack.

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What occasion will you be pinning this recipe to serve at later?

If you want more puff pastry recipe inspiration for spring, check out my asparagus prosciutto goat cheese puff pastry tart and nutella rhubarb puff pastry croissants!

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Smoked Salmon Avocado Cream Cheese Pastries Recipe

    9 Servings

Ingredients

For the Puffs:
  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Water
  • Avocado Cream Cheese Spread, (see recipe below)
  • 5 ounces Smoked Salmon
For the Avocado Cream Cheese Spread:
  • 1 Avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
For the Toppings:
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Fresh Dill
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Fresh Chives
  • 2 tablespoons Capers
  • Coarse Sea Salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor or in a blender, add avocado, cream cheese, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Gently roll out puff pastry sheet on a clean, floured surface slightly. Cut the sheet into 9 equal sized squares. Using a knife, score a thin border around the edges of each square. Use a fork to poke all over the center to the pastry.
  4. Place squares on the lined baking sheet.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and 1 tsp water. Brush the squares with the egg wash.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Spread avocado cream cheese in the center of each pastry square. Top with a piece of smoked salmon. Sprinkle with chopped dill, chives, capers, and coarse salt.
  8. Serve immediately.

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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 9 pastries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pastry
Servings Per Recipe 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 120
Calories 212

% Daily Value*
23%
Total Fat 15g
32%
  Saturated Fat 6g
15%
Sodium 348mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 1g
13%
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.