We are indeed nearing the end of summer, which means I need to indulge in all my favorite summertime bites, of course. Smoked salmon, and cream cheese is probably my absolute favorite combination in this entire world, and I have very many favorites, being a foodie and all, so thats saying A LOT! I usually associate my lox (smoked salmon) and cream cheese on a bagel with fall because to me, thats exactly what it tastes like, BUT as soon as you put it in a bright green tortilla, and roll it up around beautiful colored vegetables, it becomes summer; to me at least.
You could choose any vegetables that you desire to put into this wrap, but I think all of these specific kinds together compliment each other super well. Also, when choosing the smoked salmon in the super market, instead of selecting the fish that is packaged in broken off pieces that still appear raw to the eye, I picked the whole filet that was smoked instead. I felt that the filet in particular works better for the wrap, and the others work better on a bagel or croissant.
Due to the fact that I did not work with the smoked salmon that I do when I make a bagel sandwich using regular fresh cream cheese, I decided to switch that up as well. In this case, we’re going to be using an herbed spreadable cheese. The texture itself is much like cream cheese, except it packs a punch of flavor! Which is exactly what we want, considering the tortilla itself isn’t going to give us as much flavor as a bagel normally would.
This is what you want to see! Gorgeous summertime colors. Bright and fresh!
You will need :
- Sliced cucumbers
- Fresh chives
- Smoked filet of salmon
- Vine ripened tomato – sliced
- Alfalfa sprouts. If you do not enjoy sprouts of any kind, youre welcome to use spinach, or I think “frisée” or “red leaf” would be an awesome touch as well!
- Your choice of flavor tortilla. I am using spinach!
- Creamy herbed spreadable cheese
- Nice slices of red onion – if you’re not a raw onion kind of fan, you could leave this one out. You’ll get a mild onion flavor from the fresh chives, and also from our cheese.
A closer view of everything you’ll need, so nothing is forgotten!
Lay your tortilla flat on a plate, and go ahead and spread our herbed cream cheese all around the middle, without going over the edges. The cheese is going to act as glue, as we pile on everything else!
With your hands, for a more rustic element, rip your fresh chives, and let them fall onto the cheese.
Up close and personal, to see the tears of the chives!
Add the slices of red onion after the chives so that it sticks and holds in place, using the cheese for support.
Add slices of tomato. The amount would be up to you. I used two!
Lay on four slices of a bright green cucumber.
Rip the smoked salmon into flakey chunks, pile it for the last thing on top of your goodies in the wrap.
A little closer look at the salmon so that you are able to see how big I broke the fish into pieces.
Pile on alfalfa sprouts, and let them fall where they may!
Time to roll it up! All I did was fold in one end on the bottom, and then rolled it up sideways!
The only step left for you to do, is garnish and take the biggest bite! I used some left over sprouts to add greenery, and a few slices more of cucumber for some layering.
Enjoy your last dishes of summer, and ill be back next week with a few more spiced up flavors!
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I was excited to see your post because I love smoked salmon and cream cheese, mostly with a plain brioche bagel….not being one to mix flavors alot! Your presentation however looks gorgeous and I would definitely try this if I were to be entertaining!
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Thank you so much! Yes, even though some people don’t usually go out of their comfort zone when it comes to trying out new flavors, it’s exciting to still try! We do only live once! If there’s certain things on it you wouldn’t eat for sure, you can most definitely take them out, or replace with something else that you do like!
The smoked salmon wrap looks marvelous, will have to try it.
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Thank you much!