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Chive bread with salmon

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 16 slices
From Saturday Kitchen


  1. With a pair of scissors, very finely snip the chives, and arrange on a flat plate.

  2. Spread the bread with the cream cheese right to the edges.

  3. Lay the bread cheese-side down on the chives, pressing lightly, until each slice is completely covered with a fine layer of chives, from edge to edge.

  4. Cut each slice into four squares. Trim the salmon and fold on top of each bread.

  5. Top with a little salmon roe and a few snipped chives and serve with the lemon wedges.


  • 75g/2½oz fresh chives
  • 4 thin, square slices dark rye or pumpernickel bread
  • 50g/2oz light cream cheese
  • 200g/7oz smoked or cured salmon, finely sliced
  • 50g/2oz salmon roe
  • 1 lemon, quartered

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