Recipe: Open Faced Pastrami-Style Smoked Salmon Sandwich

February 1, 2018

The best smoked salmon sandwich you'll ever eat and it couldn't be easier to make. Stop by Shilpa Iyer Photography's blog to find out the recipe.I’m at HUGE Trader Joes fan. In fact, I design my weekly meals around TJ’s availability. One of TJ’s standouts is their pastrami-style smoked salmon, which i’ve been obsessing over for quite some time. Yesterday in an effort to clear out the fridge to make room for this Sunday’s superbowl fixins, I was forced to make a sandwich with what was left in my fridge. Never have leftovers created something so magical! So here it is! The best smoked salmon sandwich you’ll ever eat!


2 slices of wholegrain seeded bread (from TJ)

4 thin slices of pastrami-style smoked salmon

2 tablespoons creamy goat cheese (from TJ, but if you can’t find it, just mix regular goat cheese with some cream cheese to make it spreadable)

1/2 small avocado

a handful of greens (I use TJ’s Power to the Greens)

a sprinkling of TJ’s “Everything But The Bagel” seasoning blend

1 tablespoons capers

pepper to taste



Toast the two slices of bread. Spread a thin layer of the creamy goat cheese and mash 1/4 avocado on each slide of bread. Add a handful of greens followed by a sprinkling of the seasoning blend. Top the open-faced sandwich with the salmon and finally add capers over it. The capers and salmon have enough salt, so I just add freshly ground pepper over the sandwiches. They’re not ready to devour!

Easy salmon open faced sandwich for a quick lunch