Sliced bread (white or whole wheat)
Smoked salmon slices
Fresh dill, chopped
Lemon zest (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Trim the crusts off the sliced bread, and cut it into small, bite-sized pieces or shapes using a cookie cutter or a sharp knife.
Toast the bread pieces in a toaster or under the broiler in the oven until lightly golden and crisp.
Let the toasted bread pieces cool completely.
In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, chopped dill, lemon zest (if using), salt, and pepper to taste.
Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture onto each toasted bread piece.
Top each bread piece with a small slice of smoked salmon.
Garnish with additional fresh dill or lemon zest, if desired.
Serve the smoked salmon and cream cheese canapés on a decorative platter or plate, and enjoy as a delicious and elegant appetizer for any occasion!
Note: You can customize this canapé recipe by adding other toppings such as capers, thinly sliced cucumber, red onion, or avocado, depending on your taste preferences. Get creative and have fun experimenting with different combinations!