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These smoked salmon canapes with lemon truffle mayo make an easy and elegant appetizer!

rectangular white bowl with three smoked salmon canapes with easy lemon truffle mayo and cucumber

When I was a kid, my mom used to buy smoked salmon for special occasions. I don’t buy it often myself, but when I saw that IKEA sells it for a reasonable price, I had to pick some up. It wasn’t the best I’ve ever had, but it wasn’t bad at all.

I think smoked salmon is the perfect go-to when you need to make appetizers for a dinner party. It may not be the most original thing, but with minimal effort you can make it taste pretty fancy and a little different. I am not always the best hostess so I appreciate things I can just throw together quickly before people arrive.

I know there is a bit of controversy surrounding white truffle oil, but long story short, I enjoy the stuff in moderation. It doesn’t take much to add flavor to a dish, and a small bottle lasts me for months.

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tray with three smoked salmon canapes with easy lemon truffle mayo

Do you enjoy smoked salmon?

I hope you’ll give these easy salmon canapes a try!

Smoked Salmon Canapes with Easy Truffle Mayo
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Smoked Salmon Canapes with Easy Lemon Truffle Mayo

Easy smoked salmon canapes with lemon truffle mayo.
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 canapes


  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp white truffle oil
  • 1 shallot chopped finely
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces sliced smoked salmon
  • 1/4 cucumber sliced thinly
  • Baguette cut into 1/2 inch thick slices


  • Prepare mayo by mixing lemon juice, zest, white truffle oil, shallot and salt & pepper into mayo. Set aside.
  • Assemble canapes by adding a layer of mayo, and then salmon and cucumber slices. Top with extra lemon zest if desired (I did for the photos).
  • Serve immediately.


  • I bought salmon that had dill on top of it already... thus the dill in the photos. You could sprinkle some fresh or dried dill onto the salmon, but I would say that's optional.

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  1. Lisa @ Garlic and Zest says:

    Natasha, these look incredible! Right up my alley, thanks for sharing!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you Lisa! šŸ™‚

  2. Tania @ COOKTORIA says:

    The canapes look incredible, Natasha! I just need to buy some truffle oil now… šŸ™‚

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks Tania!! Let me know if you make them šŸ™‚