smoked salmon and cream cheese bites

Combine smoked salmon and cream cheese with just a touch of seasoning, then spoon or pipe onto bite-size pumpernickel squares. Garnish with chives for an elegant and super easy appetizer! Perfect for party food!

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 32 bites
Author sara a.


  • 4 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 ounces smoked salmon finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp chives finely chopped
  • additional chives finely chopped, for garnish


  1. Cut crusts off of pumpernickel bread, then cut the bread into 1" squares.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the finely chopped salmon and cream cheese. Using a fork, mash the salmon and cream cheese together until fully combined.

  3. Sprinkle the garlic powder directly and 2 tsp. of chopped chives onto the cream cheese and salmon, and continue to mash with a fork.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Spoon the entire smoked salmon cream cheese mix into a small plastic bag; scoop it directly into one of the bottom corners.  Using scissors, snip a small piece of the corner off of the bag.

  5. Slowly squeeze the smoked salmon and cream cheese mix through the hole cut in the corner, or "pipe" it directly onto the pumpernickel squares.

  6. Garnish with finely chopped chives.