smoked salmon bruschetta with smashed avocado and feta


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Fan of bruschetta? Add a touch of luxury to it with this smoked salmon and smashed avocado and feta version. From a fancy dinner appetizer to a simple breakfast or lunch, this is light but fancy. Perfect with a glass of chilled white wine or champagne!

4 smoked salmon bruschettas with smashed avocado and feta on a wooden chopping board

A luxury meal or snack in minutes

There’s a lot to love about this simple but luxurious version of bruschetta.

Essentially, I’d describe it as a cross between a fancy smoked salmon bruschetta and a particularly yummy smashed avocado toast recipe.

To get to the point, it’s simply avocado mashed with feta and lemon and topped with thin slices of delicious smoked salmon. It’s simply perfect for a fancy brunch for a loved one or friend, an easy but impressive appetizer for your guests, or just a snack for yourself when you feel like treating yourself.


All the ingredients you need to make a smoked salmon bruschetta with avocado and feta

You might ultimately like to think of this as a fancy sandwich! 😉

Apart from your favourite Italian style bread (more on that later), this is all you need:

  • a ripe avocado
  • good quality feta cheese
  • a few squeezes of lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • some green salad leaves for garnishing

A little goes a long way

You might not think this is the cheapest of lunches. It isn’t. But then again a little of each of the ingredients goes a pretty long way. For lunch for two you only need one avocado, about a quarter cup of crumbled feta cheese and a few thin slices of smoked salmon.

What kind of bread is best for bruschetta?

You can use any kind of rustic Italian style bread to make bruschetta. Lengths of French baguette work well, as does focaccia or ciabatta bread.

I happen to have an easy focaccia recipe here if you’re interested in trying it. I call it shockingly easy!

You can even buy thin pre-packaged ‘bruschetta’ bread, but really you can use any kind of toasted flat bread you like.

How to make it

6 photos showing how to make smoked salmon bruschetta with smashed avocado and feta

It’s as easy as…

Step 1: Mash avocado. Add chunks of feta. Season.

Step 2: Lightly toast good rustic Italian style bread. Pile avocado feta smash on top.

Step 3: Top with thin slices of smoked salmon, a small handful of salad leaves, and a bit more lemon to garnish.

A close up of a wooden board of smoked salmon bruschetta with smashed avocado and feta

How to eat it

This salmon bruschetta is best made and served immediately when it tastes and looks beautifully fresh.

It’s surprisingly adaptable. Serve it as:

  • a fancy but simple appetizer at a dinner party
  • a simple canape for a share plate or buffet (I’d make mini bruschetta for this)
  • an easy, healthy lunch to add a touch of luxury to an otherwise ordinary day 😉
  • a fancy brunch for your valentine (or for yourself – why not?)


Not a big fan of smoked salmon? This recipe works equally as well with prosciutto, pan fried chorizo or any kind of fancy ham on top.

You can even skip the fish/meat topping and just make an avocado smash bruschetta for yourself. Perhaps add some sundried tomatoes into the mix.

Here are more ideas of things you could add or sprinkle on top instead of (or as well as!) the salmon:

  • poached eggs
  • mixed nuts (pistachios, hazelnuts or crushed macadamias all work well)
  • dukka
  • chopped cherry tomatoes, basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • bacon
  • your favourite salsa or chutney

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A close up of a wooden board of smoked salmon bruschetta with smashed avocado and feta
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smoked salmon bruschetta with smashed avocado and feta

A light but luxurious lunch of thin and crispy Italian bread topped with smashed together avocado and feta cheese and smoked salmon. Perfect with a glass of chilled white wine or champagne!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 (to 4)


  • 1 avocado, ripe
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices bread, any flat(ish) Italian style e.g. ciabatta, focaccia, Turkish bread, bruschettini, even French style baguette
  • 2.5 ounces smoked salmon, (thin slices)
  • a few fresh salad leaves, I use a mix of fresh green leaves, but any are fine.


  • Cut 2 thin rounds off one half of the lemon. Cut each in half and set aside.
  • In a medium dish, mash up the avocado. Then crumble in the feta and grind in some freshly ground black pepper. Stir in a few squeezes of lemon juice, or add more or less to taste.
  • Toast your bread in a toaster. Then top with the avocado-feta mixture and a slice of salmon (fold it a little if necessary).
  • Top each bruschetta with a few salad leaves. Twist each of the lemon slices slightly and add those to the top as well. Serve immediately.



What kind of bread to use: Any kind of fresh and flat(ish) Italian or French bread works. 
You can easily replace the salmon with prosciutto or crispy bacon. 
Note that the avocado feta mixture doesn’t keep well so just make as much as you need to eat immediately. 


Calories: 419kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 786mg, Potassium: 726mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 257IU, Vitamin C: 39mg, Calcium: 196mg, Iron: 3mg
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  1. This sounds heavenly! I love feta and avocado and smoked salmon is one of my favourites. I totally get you with the hot summers in Greece, I can’t believe you went camping! There are some days in summers when I can’t even go outside it’s too hot.

    1. Glad you like this, Louisa! I can’t believe I went camping in such hot weather either – don’t think I’ll be doing that again!

  2. That is so scary, Helen!! I love camping, but I’m really not a fan of all the scary bugs out there! These toasts look like the perfect snack and I’m a huge snacker! I don’t think I’ve ever had feta and avocado together, but now I can’t stop thinking about the combo!

    1. Well, I consider that to be a result if you can’t stop thinking about it! 😉 Do try it, Isadora … I love it and am a little addicted at the moment!

  3. What a fabulous appetizer or light lunch idea! And never mind the cost, you chose delicious, fantastic ingredients that go well together and didn’t waste money on frivolous junk. This is just so fabulous, posh even. As you celebrate an early start to summer, I’m loathing the last few weeks of SoCal heat.. UGH. And as much as I dance in the streets to the rain gods hoping for el Nino, I realize that if we get it, you guys will get a pretty awful drought. I think. But hopefully you’ll be back in the UK by then. 🙂 Stay cool, my friend! Cut off some of those jeans!

    1. Ooh, what a great idea to cut off the jeans! I actually ‘found’ a skirt today that I’d forgotten I’d packed, so that’s a bit of a relief … although as it’s so early in the spring the weather is pretty up and down. I need to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts though because I’m pretty sure that when we get back to the UK in a couple of weeks it will be very autumnal indeed! Keep on doing that el nino rain dance and hopefully we’ll get some sunshine over there!
      Oh, and so glad you like the bruschetta. You make me blush with your beautiful comments!

  4. Ahhhh scorpions freak me out!! I’ve never actually seen one in person and seriously hope to keep it that way!! lol

    And smashed avocado? I’m all over it! Sounds delicious!

    1. I was very freaked out and hope never to see a scorpion again!
      Glad you like the bruschetta! Avocado & feta are two of my fave foods, so this was right up my street!

  5. This looks AMAZING!! …and it’s so funny because I was just thinking about how I want to have a salad with smoked salmon, avocado and feta!! YUM! 🙂 Great recipe!!

    1. Oh wow, I must have known that about you, Cailee! Well, I really hope you try this some time and enjoy it! It’s my current favourite!

  6. Oh my goodness a scorpion? That is terrifying indeed! I can’t imagine that anyone could have slept well with knowing that one was nearby!

  7. Oh you have my sympathies, Helen! I had an outdoor job when I lived in Australia and the summer was nearly the end of my poor Canadian skin! I am not built for heat! This bruschetta looks absolutely amazing, and you have included two of my favorite ingredients: smoked salmon and avocado! Amazing 🙂

    1. Hi, Denise! Yes, the sun is sooo strong here, isn’t it? Even in the winter! I put sunscreen on all the time, even when it feels cool, and always seem to ‘miss a bit’ and end up scorched there!
      So happy you like the bruschetta! It’s my fave lunch at the moment!

  8. One of the main reasons why I look forwards to cooler fall weather is actually reclaiming my back yard. We have woods behind us and the mosquitos are unbearable.
    This smashed avocado and smoked salmon bruschetta is genius. It has my favorite ingredients. How have I not tried this yet. Making this for snack tomorrow. 🙂

    1. So happy that you’re going to try this, Kathy! I really hope it lives up to your expectations … I love it and I’m pretty sure you will, too 😉
      Apart from the mosquito problem, those woods behind your house sound wonderful!

  9. You always do such great combos, Helen! I love smoked salmon and this looks beautiful. I think it would be lovely to serve these for so many occasions and as a mini appetizer too. Great job! And, the camping in Greece in summer. You are brave, my friend, It really is hot there!

    1. I really appreciate your lovely compliments, Lori … thank you! 🙂 That’s a great idea to serve these as a mini appetizer … I’m going to try that!