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It has been said that we often eat with our eyes. In fact, the way that a dish looks can often alter the way it tastes. I have always found edible flowers intriguing, so I jumped at the opportunity to include them in this summer crostini recipe. They’re fresh, they’re vibrant, and they seem full of life. With so many colors available to choose from, recipe combinations are endless!
We incorporated pink and purple edible flowers as a garnish on these smoked salmon crostini, using toasted English muffins as the perfect toasted foundation. Keep scrolling for more photos and the complete recipe.
Smoked Salmon & Fresh Dill
A classic breakfast flavor combination you may be familiar with is smoked salmon and dill. Our smoked salmon crostini recipe plays homage to this popular dish, but elevates it for an any-time crostini appetizer. Smoked salmon can be found in the refrigerated section of your local Walmart, typically near the seafood or meat section. Fresh dill can be found alongside other popular fresh herbs in Walmart’s produce section.
How amazing is the coloring of this bunch of micro-greens?!? Micro greens are young vegetables, offering an aromatic flavor and concentrated nutrient profile. They are available in a variety of colors and textures, and can typically be found in natural food markets in the produce department, or through online specialty grocers.
Edible flowers are not only colorful, they offer a unique flavor profile when incorporated into recipes. (Plus, they’re pretty!) Some of the most commonly used edible flowers include lavender, roses, daisies and violets. The pink and purple flowers were added to this salmon crostini dish are called Dianthus. You can find edible flowers in the specialty produce section of many grocers, or via online growers that offer direct home shipping options. Our edible flowers were sent via overnight delivery in a cooler.
Smoked Salmon Crostini
- Thomas’ Original Nooks and Crannies English Muffins
- Package of thinly sliced smoked salmon
- Whipped Cream Cheese
- Fresh Dill, chopped finely
- Handful of micro-greens
- Edible flowers for garnish (Dianthus flowers shown)
- Toast your Thomas’ Original Nooks and Crannies English Muffins to your desired doneness. Tip: this step can be completed prior to your guest’s arrival. Simply toast, then cover gently and set aside until you are ready to serve.
- Spread the whipped cream cheese across the surface of each English muffin. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Sprinkle chopped dill on top of the whipped cream cheese, then add a piece or two of thinly sliced smoked salmon.
- Add a handful of microgreens and a flower as garnish.
- Serve immediately.
We just love the Nooks and Crannies found in Thomas’ English muffins! They are perfect for the whipped cream cheese to hide within, making each bite the creamiest possible. And, I love that these English muffins are available in both original and whole wheat options. For this salmon crostini recipe, we opted for the whole wheat muffins, but in our summer vegetable crostini recipe, we featured the original Nooks and Crannies for variety.
How would you top your toasted Thomas’ English Muffins? We would love to see!
Head to your local Walmart to purchase all of the ingredients needed for your original crostini recipe. Then, post or upload your Thomas’ English Muffin recipe to be entered to win an all-expense paid vacation for two to a foodie destination: New Orleans, LA; San Francisco, CA or Savannah, GA.
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