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Easy Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Avocado & Greens

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Smoked Salmon Sandwich with spinach, onions, and hemp seeds on gluten free bread, and served on a white plate.

Make this Open Face Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Avocado & Greens in less than 10 minutes, for an easy, healthy, delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner today! It’s gluten free with a low FODMAP option.

Inspiration for this Smoked Salmon Sandwich…

Like many of you, I’ve been stocking my fridge, freezer, and pantry with healthy staples recently. And, I’ve been grocery shopping for my parents too. Yesterday I did a run for them at Costco (still no toilet paper & a limit on dairy and eggs). Likewise, at Ralphs (no toilet paper, no bread, no pasta, no eggs). As well as, Trader Joes (no toilet paper, almost wiped out of canned/dry goods).

Fortunately I was able to get most of their requests, including cottage cheese, pineapple, and jello, to make my dad’s favorite green jello salad 🙂

In addition, I picked up some Costco Smoked Salmon. Not only is it a delicious source of protein, salmon is also a fantastic source of omega-3’s, important for brain health, and to help fight inflammation.

{Related: The Best Gluten Free Mediterranean Diet Recipes for Your Health}

So today, I peeked through the rest of my kitchen staples and found gluten free bread, red onion, avocado, greens, hemp seeds, and lemon. All perfect fixins’ to up the deliciousness factor for my smoked salmon sandwich.

Is smoked salmon healthy?

Smoked salmon is rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats just like plain salmon, making it a healthy choice. One caveat, however. Smoked salmon contains quite a bit more sodium than plain salmon, so I recommend eating it in moderation-perhaps 1 x week-especially if you have high blood pressure and are salt sensitive. The rest of the time, choose unsmoked salmon to get your omega-3s. Canned salmon is also a healthy pantry staple and would be equally delicious on this salmon sandwich!

Additionally, this smoked salmon sandwich is high in protein and fiber to help keep your metabolism humming, and keep your blood sugar stable.

Can of Natural Sea Sockeye Wild Salmon

What goes well with smoked salmon?

You can easily adapt this smoked salmon sandwich to your tastes, or whatever ingredients you have on hand. Here are some ideas:

  • Swap the avocado with another source of fat. Cream cheese is a natural go-to with smoked salmon. Or, for a low FODMAP version, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil on your toast.
  • Add any favorite leafy greens. I used a combo of baby spinach and arugula, but this smoked salmon sandwich would also be tasty with baby kale, microgreens, Swiss chard, Spring lettuce mix, beet greens, watercress, or Romaine lettuce. Fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or parsley can also be used in place of the leafy greens.
  • Swap out/add more toppings!!! Chopped red onion can be swapped with sliced green onion tops or chives for a low FODMAP option. Capers are a popular pairing with smoked salmon. Try different seeds in place of the hemp seeds. Pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, chia, or poppy seeds would all be just as nutritious and equally delicious.
Ingredients on a sheet pan for making a smoked salmon sandwich. These include gluten free bread, leafy greens, smoked salmon, red onion, avocado, hemp seeds, and lemon.

What bread goes with smoked salmon?

I love a dense, rich, dark bread for this smoked salmon sandwich, like Happy Campers Gluten Free Buckwheat Molasses Bread. If you aren’t following a gluten free diet, pumpernickel bread goes well with salmon. Or, if you’re in the mood to bake your own bread, try this Positively Perfect Gluten Free Pumpernickel recipe from GF Jules.

Happy Campers gluten free buckwheat molasses bread.

Let’s eat!

smoked salmon sandwich with greens, red onion, and hemp seeds on gluten free bread, and served on a white plate.

Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Make this Open Face Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Avocado & Greens in less than 10 minutes, for an easy, healthy, delicious lunch today! It's gluten free with a low FODMAP option.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 slices gluten free bread, i.e. Happy Campers Buckwheat Molasses
  • 1/4 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 cup leafy greens, i.e. arugula, baby spinach, kale, etc.
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons hemp seeds
  • 1 squeeze fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Toast the bread.
  • Slice the avocado and layer on top of toasted bread slices, then top with smoked salmon.
  • Top avocado toast with leafy greens, chopped onion, and hemp seeds. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice before serving.

Notes

You can easily adapt this smoked salmon sandwich to your tastes, or whatever ingredients you have on hand. Here are some ideas:

  • Swap the avocado with another source of fat. Cream cheese is a natural go-to with smoked salmon. Or, for a low FODMAP version, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil on your toast.
  • Add any favorite leafy greens. I used a combo of baby spinach and arugula, but this smoked salmon sandwich would also be tasty with baby kale, microgreens, Swiss chard, Spring lettuce mix, beet greens, watercress, or Romaine lettuce. Fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or parsley can also be used in place of the leafy greens.
  • Swap out/add more toppings!!! Chopped red onion can be swapped with sliced green onion tops or chives for a low FODMAP option. Capers are a popular pairing with smoked salmon. Try different seeds in place of the hemp seeds. Pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, chia, or poppy seeds would all be just as nutritious and equally delicious.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 1130mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 678IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 5mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP Option, Mediterranean, MIND Diet
Keyword easy lunch ideas, smoked salmon recipes
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6 thoughts on “Easy Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Avocado & Greens”

  1. I definitely just found my lunch! Wow!! I’m a sucker for smoked salmon and it’s been so long since I’ve had it.

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