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If you want to participate in this month’s All Through the Year Cheer event, remember that your recipe can be for anything that says Christmas to you!  You can submit as many recipes as you want, and there will be a prize for the winner…



One Year Subscription to Cooking Light Magazine
One Year Subscription to Cooking Light Magazine

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The prize is a one year subscription to Cooking Light magazine!


Onto the sliders!  Who doesn’t love a good bagel?  Yeasty, slightly sweet, slightly salty…crisp and golden on the outside, chewy and dense – but not too dense – on the inside.  If you’ve ever had lox (which is cured salmon) with cream cheese on a bagel, you’ll know where I was going with this recipe.  These little sliders are the perfect addition to an appetizer party, but you could use larger bagels and make them full-sized burgers.

close-smallSalmon Sliders on Bagels


(Yield:  4-6 sliders)


Scallion Sauce (see below)

4-6 mini whole wheat bagels, lightly toasted

2 (4 oz) salmon fillets, cut into large chunks

1/2 small white onion, coarsely chopped

Dash Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp grill or steak seasoning blend (my mix has coarse salt, black and red pepper, garlic, and paprika)

1 tsp sesame seeds

1/2 tsp dried dill or 1 TB minced fresh dill

Olive oil (for the pan)


Scallion Sauce:

2 oz Neufchatel cheese

2 TB Greek yogurt

2 TB minced fresh scallions or chives

Dash salt and pepper


For the scallion sauce:  Stir together all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.


For the sliders:  Pulse the salmon and onion in a food processor until it has the consistency of ground meat.  Transfer this mixture to a bowl and add the Worcestershire sauce, grill seasoning, sesame seeds, and dill; mix together just until combined.  Form this into 4 to 6 patties, depending on how big your bagels are.  Preheat a large pan over medium heat; add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan, then cook the burgers (with the lid on) for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish is fully cooked.


Serve the sliders on the bagels, topped with scallion sauce.






Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. Mmm, these look really delicious. I love the idea of salmon “burgers.” Don’t think I’ve ever had them (or even heard of them). This sounds like a great sandwich.

  2. Salmon sliders are the best. My favorite kind of sliders! And I will take bagels anytime. What a delicious recipe.

  3. My dad would love these! Growing up he always made salmon patties. I will definitely pass this recipe on to him:)

  4. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie says:

    I love the idea of salmon sliders served on a bagel! Very nice!

  5. Those salmon sliders will be a big hit at our house. We eat salmon weekly so this will fit right in.

  6. These Salmon Sliders are wonderful and serving them up in a bagel is perfect!

    Your contest sounds like fun! I’ll see what I can come up with. :D What is the deadline for the contest?

    1. The Ungourmet – I’m so excited you’re thinking of participating! It really is a lot of fun. The deadline to submit a recipe for this month’s event (Christmas) is 12/20 at 9PM EST. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions, or you can check out the site here. (The “Rules” tab at the top gives more details on how to participate.)

  7. Ah, I wish I could reach into the screen and grab one. Salmon and bagels is one of my favorites, I could eat it every day (and I do, when I’m on vacation). I like the slider twist, I’ll have to try it next time I have salmon in the fridge.

  8. Salmon sliders sound good! I’ve never had lox before, butit’s something I would def try.

  9. using a bagel as your bun is inspired, and boy, it’d fill a person up! i’m not a fan of salmon (or lox) but your sliders look absolutely perfect. excellent work!

  10. Karyn Bernard (French Charming) says:

    Ymmalicious! What a unique and delicious recipe…they look divine!! I’m suddenly very hungry, I should not come here first thing in the morning!! lol

  11. Nummy! I always want new ways to cook salmon…. and I have another reason to make homemade bagels!
    Thanks Faith!

  12. I’m absolutely drooling at those bagels Faith! Like seriously drooling. I had Mexican planned for tonight but now all I want is one of your salmon bagels! :P

  13. Really cute idea. We have a local bagel place that sells the small bagels. They are freshly made and so good. These sliders sound perfect!

  14. The bagel with salmon sliders…. yummy! Can tell how delicious it is!

  15. Wow, your salmon slider look awesome…love it with bagel and your “special” sauce :-), yummie!

  16. Great idea…salmon sliders! So good for you, too. This recipe sounds fabulous and that sauce is perfect.

  17. Heavenly Housewife says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. How delish. Salmon and cream cheese on bagel is one of my all time favs!

  18. What a wonderful prize!!! I love that magazine, actually I love any cooking magazine ;-) Those salmon patties sounds delicious.

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