Thursday, May 7

Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas: Bagels and Lox with Chive-Dill Cream Cheese

bagel and lox

Bagels are nice for breakfast. But for Mother's Day brunch, it has to be bagels and lox. Nothing says "step it up a notch" quite like lox.

In a good New York deli, you might have to break a 20-dollar bill to get one. At home you can have fresh bagels, cream cheese, and lox for just a few dollars each. Ideally the bagels should still be warm from your local deli or bagel shop. Add silky lox and a thin layer of creamy, salty cream cheese and Mom will have no doubt just how much you love her.

Bagels and Lox with Chive-Dill Cream Cheese
Serves 4 (whole bagels) or 8 (bagel halves)
Print recipe only here.

1 cup whipped cream cheese
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
several shakes of salt and cranks of freshly ground black pepper
4 plain bagels, sliced in half
8 ounces cured smoked salmon
dill sprigs for garnish

In a small bowl mix cream cheese, chives, dill, salt, and black pepper.

Slice bagels in half. Spread with half with the cream cheese mixture and top with 1 ounce of lox. Garnish with dill springs. Serve immediately.

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Helene said...

I should show my boys your blog for all these great recipes for Mother's Day. I love smoked salmon, this would be perfect. Thanks :)

Snooky doodle said...

oh I love bagels, pitty they re no very popular here. this one with the chive dill cream cheese looks so good. Such a nice treat for mums :)

Peter G said...

One of my favourite combos! And def a special treat for mum on mothers day! They look divine Susan!

Kate- Aapplemint said...

That simply looks delicious !

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's always delicious, no matter the time of the year! A good idea...



NĂºria said...

I don't like cheese, but this picture is making me think about it! It looks delicious!!!!! Can I be your mom for one day? ;D

David Hall said...

Hi Susan, how the devil are you? We have our mother's day earlier than you but these look delicious. This is our breakfast on a Christmas morning too!


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

If anyone who's likely to make me a Mothers' Day breakfast is reading this, I just want you to know that this, right here, a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon, is my all-time favorite breakfast. Just in case you had breakfast plans....

Stacey Snacks said...

Don't forget the sliced onions!!!!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

helene-Yeah! You should! :)

snooky-Really? That's too bad.

peterg-Many thanks!


rosa-It's a breakfast for all seasons.

nuria-It could sway you... :)

david- I'm well! It's great to hear from you, David! :)

lydia-Good one. :)

stacey-We never liked the onions!

Hillary said...

Beautiful lox! I love the Mother's day brunch ideas - keep them coming! :)

For more ideas, check out: Impress Your Mom With A Homemade Mother's Day Brunch

Karina Allrich said...

What a lovely menu- I'll take one of each, please!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Any mom would feel totally spoiled seeing this on her breakfast tray! Beautiful picture.

Nicisme said...

That's my favourite way to eat bagels - wonderful Susan!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I think of all Mother's Day breakfast ideas, this is the one mine would love the most. Unless my brother gets off his lazy butt and makes her breakfast, I suspect Mom will treat the day like any other Sunday and spend the day with her four-legged equine children, which means getting up and out early. I'm sure she'd love a good bagel to start the day - more so than anything heavier or more complicated. (In case you were wondering, I'm taking her out to dinner the night before, so that's why I was leaving Sunday morning to my brother).

Cynthia said...

Thank you for these great ideas!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Yum!! Nothing like it - and I don't share it with Mom nearly enough!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

There that will be the dream for my mother's day tomorrow!!