Lemon Lox on Rye Appetizer

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Published: 01/25/2022 | Updated: 01/08/2024

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I enjoy bagels and lox appetizer occasionally at breakfast when we are on holiday (as lox isn’t something we typically have around in the fridge at home). I love to turn every good flavor combination into an appetizer, so I came up with this recipe. It looks elegant and your guests will think you spent far more time making these than you actually did!

Lemon Lox on Rye Appetizer


How to Make Lemon Lox Appetizer

In a bowl, mix together 1/2 brick of softened cream cheese, a splash of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon fresh dill (use dried if you absolutely have to), 1/4 tsp. lemon zest, and pepper.

Cut the crusts off some dark rye bread to create rectangles. Set the crusts aside if you’d like to make them into croutons to top the Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup Shots.

Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the rye rectangles. Top each with half of a lox piece and three to five capers. Garnish with some fresh dill and serve.

Lemon Lox on Rye Appetizer


These are best if eaten right away but I always make a few extras to keep in the fridge to eat in the morning. They make a nice, easy breakfast for moms on the go!

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Lemon Lox on Rye

Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Author: The Endless Appetite


  • 1/2  brick of cream cheese softened
  • splash lemon juice
  • 1/2  tsp.  fresh dill
  • 1/4  tsp.  lemon zest
  • pepper
  • 10 slices   dark rye bread
  • pieces  lox cut in half
  • capers


  • Mix together the cream cheese, lemon juice, dill, lemon zest, and pepper.
  • Cut the crusts off the rye bread, making rectangles.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the rye rectangles.
  • Top each with a piece of lox and some capers.
  • If desired, garnish with fresh dill.

In conclusion, the dish is a quick and delightful appetizer that can be made from common ingredients in your pantry. It’s great to serve at the end of a long day when you want something quick and satisfying to eat.

The recipe is simple to make and very tasty. Try it out at home with your family and see for yourself!

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