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A bitten piece of breakfast bagel sandwich to show the textures and fillings inside

Breakfast Bagel

This Breakfast Bagel is the best breakfast bagel sandwich EVER! With simple yet flavorful bagel fillings like herb cream cheese, smoked salmon and a final drizzle of sweet dill sauce, this healthy pumpernickel bagel will be your new go-to!

Course Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bagel sandwich, breakfast, breakfast bagel, breakfast bagel sandwich, smoked salmon bagel
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 243 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 4 bagels Pumpernickel or your favourite
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon
  • 6 tablespoons Garlic lemon herb cream cheese homemade or store-bougth
  • cucumber slices
  • red onion slices
  • avocado slices
  • apple slices
  • baby arugula
  • 4 tbsps Sweet Mustard Dill Sauce


  1. Slice each bagel in half and toast it to your desired crunchiness.
  2. Spread a little less than a tablespoon of garlic herb cream cheese on each bagel half (more or less to your taste).
  3. On one half of each bagel, start layering the smoked salmon, toppings, arugula, cucumbers, onions, apples and avocados.
  4. Drizzle a little less than a tablespoon of sweet mustard dill sauce on top of the toppings (more or less to your taste).

  5. Place the other bagel half on top and serve.

Recipe Notes


  • I just narrowed the bagel fillings down to my favorites. Feel free to add plenty of your favorites too and make this bagel unique every time.
  • Obviously, the fillings work on any regular sandwich, especially when choosing dark rye or pumpernickel.
  • Turn this into a Platter as a fun way to brunch like I did here : Smoked Salmon Platter 
  • Use your favorite herbed cream cheese or even plain.
  • Don’t skip the Dill Sauce — you won’t believe the value it adds! Also make plenty of it and use it endlessly. 
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Make ahead of time for up to 1 day and keep it in the fridge. Bring it to room temperature before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Bagel
Amount Per Serving (1 bagel)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.4g4%
Saturated Fat 0.6g4%
Cholesterol 6.5mg2%
Sodium 488.4mg21%
Carbohydrates 42.9g14%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 8.7g10%
Protein 13.1g26%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 210mg21%
Iron 6.1mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.