National Bagels and Lox Day| Lox Bagel with Salsa Cream Cheese – The Foodie Patootie

National Bagels and Lox Day| Lox Bagel with Salsa Cream Cheese

I love the color of salmon. I love the look of sushi. Yet it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I started eating these things. Fish in general, with the exception of shellfish, was a mystery to me and I preferred it that way. Slowly, I expanded the list of foods that I felt comfortable eating and now salmon is one of my favorite things. Although I still find anything but completely cooked salmon somewhat disturbing, I’m getting there. It’s all in my mind because when I was in Seattle for the International Food Bloggers Conference, I had plenty of smoked salmon and loved the taste.

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Well, today is National Bagels and Lox Day so obviously, I need to make something for it and you just can’t get away from a different kind of salmon (at least to me) today. I really am silly because this tasted so good, but I couldn’t mentally get past a couple of bites. Sighhhhhhh.

But, the color is beautiful and it’s a classic recipe that many enjoy. I hope one day that my mental anguish at eating smoked fish will dissipate. Anyway, for you all who aren’t crazy, I hope you have a wonderful Bagels and Lox Day. 🙂

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National Bagels and Lox Day| Lox Bagel with Salsa Cream Cheese
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: The Foodie Patootie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
  • 1 bagel
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese with salsa
  • 3 ounces wild lox salmon
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Capers
  1. Spread cream cheese on bagel. Layer salmon. Top with red onion and capers.
  2. Enjoy.

Tomorrow: National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

4 Responses to “National Bagels and Lox Day| Lox Bagel with Salsa Cream Cheese”

  1. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — February 10, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I’m pretty sure that every day could be national Bagels & Lox Day, and I’d happily comply. I’ve never thought to stir up a salsa cream cheese to go with my bagel before, but I love it!

    • Jennifer — February 10th, 2014 @ 11:33 am

      Philadelphia Cream Cheese makes a salsa cream cheese variety! That’s what I used. It’s so good. I use this cream cheese when I make spicy egg sandwiches too. Mmm.

  2. Leslie — February 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    You crack me up with your feelings on fish. And I definitely thought that Seattle would’ve changed your salmon opinion. You are right though…it is SO pretty…and also so dang tasty 😉 I’m obsessed with bagels and lox..esp with tons of capers and onions. Made a lox benedict recently…words can’t express how good it was…now, if only I could convince you of that 😉

    • Jennifer — February 24th, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

      I do love salmon, but just can’t do the salmon jerky or anything like that. Even though I like the taste! It’s just weird. Remember I gave you my leftover salmon at the fish market, lolol

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