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Smoked salmon and avocado tartine

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Tartine on Rye

This open-faced sandwich is reminiscent of what you might find in a cafe in Northern Europe. It's a snap to pull together and works for a breakfast, light lunch, or afternoon snack. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 tartine
Calories 273 kcal
Author Katie Morford


  • 1 slice dense German-syle rye bread that's about 3 1/2 inches by 4 inches
  • 1/3 medium ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 1 lemon or lime wedge
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 to 5 thin slices English cucumber
  • 2 thin slices smoked salmon
  • Freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Toast the bread until crisp. Dense rye bread is moist, so will take longer than standard wheat bread.
  2. When the toast is done, use the back of a fork to gently mash the avocado on top. Scatter the capers on the avocado, add a generous squeeze of lemon, and a pinch of salt. Lay the cucumber slices on top followed by the smoked salmon.