Smoked Salmon Canapé

Hello everybody!

The beautiful weather continues in Toronto and I really wanted to make another appetizer recipe that would be perfect for this summer. You already know how much I love smoked salmon and what a great addition it makes to any appetizer. This canapé recipe is very easy and quick to make and is very fresh which it perfect for this warm weather.

For the base, I chose to make little buckwheat pancakes because of its original and stronger flavor but also because it pairs beautifully with salmon in general. For the toppings, I wanted something very simple and fresh so I decided to mix some goat cheese and mascarpone together and top it with a little bit of smoked salmon, some microgreens and ground black pepper.

smoked salmon appetizer recipeIt’s really easy to put together and the other advantage is that you don’t need to use your oven for this! The texture is very soft and smooth and the flavor very subtle. I didn’t want any strong and overpowering flavor for this canapé so that’s why I opted for a mix of goat cheese and mascarpone so the flavor would be very mild.

I think this is perfect for when you want to make an elegant and classy appetizer but don’t want to spend hours making it! This can actually be turned into a light lunch or dinner if you want as you can simply make regular sized pancakes, add more toppings and accompany it with a salad on the side.

Let’s start cooking!


Buckwheat Pancakes:

  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 + 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt


  • 3 tbsp goat cheese
  • 3 tbsp mascarpone
  • 200 g smoked salmon
  • Microgreens
  • Ground black pepper


1- In a large bowl, mix the buckwheat flour, white flour, baking powder and salt together. Add in the egg and milk and mix well until the batter is homogeneous. Let it rest for about 10 min.

2- Add a bit of oil in a pan and scoop a tablespoon of batter each time to make tiny pancakes. Let the pancakes cool down.

3- In a bowl, add in the goat cheese and mascarpone cheese and whip it. You can add a little bit of milk to make the mixture smoother if you prefer. Pour the cheese in a piping bag and pipe onto each pancake.

4- Top the pancakes and the cheese with a small piece of smoked salmon, microgreens and some ground pepper. Serve and enjoy!

This appetizer is very easy to make and super fresh which makes it the perfect finger food for your parties this summer!

smoked salmon hors d'oeuvre recipeI hope you will enjoy this recipe! Let me know in the comment section what you think about this recipe and if you liked it.

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