Salmon and Cream Cheese Flatbread

I made this for our staff potluck last month. The theme was April Fool’s food, but I was far too busy and tired to be creative so I made this instead. Actually, nobody followed the theme except for one person (she made cookie sandwiches that looked like hamburgers), so whoever wrote the theme down on the board should be banned from choosing themes in the future. That’s my two cents so there. Anyway, this recipe is from my friend’s mom, who served them at an engagement party last year. These flatbreads are simple, refreshing, and oh so tasty!

For this recipe, I’ll only be listing the ingredients and directions, without any measurements. Please feel free to add as much or as little of each ingredient as you’d like, depending on your preferences. If you like a lot of cream cheese, slather it on! If not, then a thin layer is the way to go. This goes for all the components of the flatbread. Have fun and enjoy!

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Flatbread


  • smoked salmon
  • whipped cream cheese
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • capers
  • red onion, thinly sliced
  • flatbread (also called lavash)


Set oven to broil. Lightly toast the flatbread for 2-3 minutes. Let cool.

Spread an even layer of cream cheese on the flatbread. Next, sprinkle as many capers as you’d like on it. Layer on the sprouts, tomatoes, red onion, and smoked salmon (in that order) until you’re happy. Cut into squares and enjoy as a light lunch or brunch side dish!

I made these at work in my classroom kitchen. I have amazing lighting in there!
I made these at work in my classroom kitchen. I have amazing lighting in there!
See? Amazing light!
See? Amazing light!
Quick photo shoot before the potluck.
Quick photo shoot before the potluck.
My colleague, who was making his dish in my oven, said that I work out during shooting because I do squats to get the right angles. I am such a multi-tasker! ;)
My colleague said that I work out while taking photos because I do squats to get the right angles. I am such a multi-tasker! πŸ˜‰






  1. I have tasted most of Patty’s gourmet dishes, and I love it when she makes light dishes only because her other meals are so delicious I can’t stop eating them. She, usually, will twist my arm to take some home. What can I say!!

  2. You’ve got both mom & gram (cranberry bread) on your blog now. I need to cook for you soon so I can get 3 generations up on the board!

  3. Oh yum, Patty! These look awesome — never mind that theme bit. I love the combination of salmon and capers and tomatoes. Your classroom kitchen does have great lighting — I could tell from these photos as well as from your previous post about your students frying up some breaded shrimp. Yes, someday, we will all get together for real and cook and eat together….until then though, we’re getting some bombolinis in two days, girl! I’ll email you tomorrow, k? Have a great night!

    • Haha, we’ll go cook in my classroom kitchen so we can take awesome photos! I’m sure my principal won’t mind as long as we invite him and that it’s after school hours! πŸ˜‰ And I am sooo excited for Saturday!! GAH! πŸ˜€ Goodnight, my friend!

  4. Oh, Patty… this looks really delicious!! And the cream cheese?? Yum!! ❀

    Amazing photos, as always!!

    PS: It's good to hear that you'll be meeting with Ngan very soon and with Lori in the future. We are looking forward to seeing the photos. πŸ˜‰

    • Aggh, how I wish I had more time in Seattle! We’ll be in Portland for a conference and will only be in Seattle for less than 24 hours! We need to get together and have a calamari fest, Stacey!!

  5. Patty.. What a beautiful flatbread.. I love the ingredients.. They’re all perfect for each other! You are not kidding.. That is perfect lighting for photos.. You have that talent for taking absolutely beautiful photos!! You could take them in pitch darkness.. And they’d come out perfect!! πŸ™‚
    Seriously though, I love this recipe. It’s a perfect dish to take to a party… Or to make and sit out on the porch on a summers evening with a glass of wine… Just lovely…

  6. It seems if everyone is in agreement on this one Patty: delicious food and perfect photos! My, oh my, I would love a wedge of this right now! This looks the perfect dish to grace an Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day or who am I kidding…any day πŸ™‚ So simple to prepare, yet gorgeous and delicious results!

  7. Hi Patty! This looks so good! I don’t care for Salmon (can never find it prepared to my liking) But this, it looks like something I would surely find delicious! Your pictures are always so pretty!

    • Arlene, add BACON instead of the salmon! Or just keep it vegetarian! πŸ˜€ Thanks for the compliment about the photos. Sometimes I want to pull my hair out when they don’t turn out the way I want! πŸ˜‰

  8. Capers always for the win. How elegant is this, but so simple and easy?! I love it. I’m planning to try your (Greg’s) homemade alfredo this weekend, I can’t wait! Also, that strawberry cupcake recipe I was talking to you about a few weeks ago is finally up!

    You have inspired me to get so much better at photography. Or to at least start using better tools! This phone camera is just not cutting it anymore, thanks to the example you set! πŸ™‚

    • Aww, Lina, you are so sweet! I can’t wait to check out those cupcakes of yours. And you’ll have to tell me how your pasta turns out. If it’s too rich for your liking, you can thin it out with some of the pasta water! Or just use half and half instead! πŸ˜€ It also sounds like you’re ready for a camera upgrade? Oohwhee!

  9. I love your combination of ingredients and served on flatbread – how perfect as it is definitely a great recipe for lunch, dinner or even as an appetizer. Like Juliianna I wish I had more natural light. Have a great week πŸ™‚

  10. Patty patty…sighs…again making something delicious and I CAnNOt believe that I was not following your blog already, OMG one of my childlren must have unfollowed me or something, shall i go and spank them, or maybe the dogs…sighs. Beautiful post as always and no I am NOT going to attempt it…hehe xxx huggles x

  11. Patty, you just blow me away, each time with your beautiful, beautiful photography!!! I am just so inspired each time I have a look at your posts, the composition of the food and the use of the light, so dreamy! Thank you! πŸ˜‰

  12. These pictures came out really beautiful. You could probably make cardboard look edible.
    Sometimes my favorite recipes are those which list only the ingredients because they allow your own senses and personal taste to be your guide. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Just to repeat what the others have said, awesome lighting!! And I wish I lived closer to you guys so we could have a Fiesta Friday meet up, which would be a blast! πŸ˜€

  14. I love lox. This looks outstanding… a perfect lunch with a green salad. πŸ™‚ I don’t eat cow’s milk cheese, but I’ll try this with a smooth and creamy chevrΓ© for brunch soon. Have you made your own lavash before? I’d love to try a recipe if you have one.

    • Shanna, that would be delicious! Especially with the richness of the salmon. Yum. I’ve never made my own lavash. I have a horrible fear of making bread and pie crusts. I don’t understand the concept of kneading. I am afraid I won’t know when to stop and I hate dry bread. I think I shall try to conquer my fear this summer. I’ll have more time to experiment then!

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