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When I was a kid every Sunday night was bagel night. My father would take me to Kaufies the local bakery in the afternoon to pick up a dozen bagels.

We’d make a variety of bagels, smoked salmon, cheese and jam, sardines, and tomatoes and enjoy it with a steaming cup of five roses milk tea.

This Sunday we had some friends over and I thought why not do a bagel bar?? This was for around 16 people but you can size it up or down accordingly.

The trick is to assemble a bunch of bright colors around the salmon and let everyone pick and choose their own combinations.

I hope this becomes a Sunday tradition in your home too

xxx Chef MM




Smoked Salmon & Bagel Bar

  • Author: Melissa Mayo


  • Sliced Smoked Salmon
  • Peppered Smoked Salmon or Snoek
  • Assorted Bagels
  • Wedges of Lemon
  • Capers
  • Pepperdews
  • Assorted Olives
  • Dill
  • Slice Yellow Pepper
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Sliced Radishes
  • Sliced Red Onions
  • Plain Cream Cheese
  • Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese
  • Good quality Feta cut into cubes


Arrange everything on large boards making sure to incorporate a lot of different colors. Variety is key.

Let guests toast and assemble their own combinations.



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