Cucumber salmon sandwiches

If you need some new ideas for you school lunch, try these cucumber salmon sandwiches. This video will walk you through the process to make this tasty dish.


Quick pickled red onions: 

½  red onion, sliced

4 tablespoons salt 

4 tablespoons sugar 

Whole peppercorns 

Bay leaf



1 package cream cheese 

1 persian or seedless cucumber 

1 everything bagel, sliced 

Butter for frying

3 ounces cold smoked salmon lox

Salt and pepper for seasoning


  1. Mix package of cream cheese in a medium bowl, adding salt and cracked black pepper until seasoned to taste and smooth in texture. 
  2. Place sliced red onion in a colander or mesh strainer. Pour 1 cup boiling water overtop, allow to drain fully, discard water. 
  3. Mix sugar and salt with 1 cup lukewarm water, stir until fully dissolved and pour into a small bowl. Add bay leaf, peppercorns and blanched red onions.
  4. Toast bagel halves with butter in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown.
  1. Assemble the sandwich starting with a layer of whipped cream cheese on the bottom bagel half, topping with smoked salmon, pickled red onions and sliced cucumbers. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to season. 

Camera and filming by Shaun Hautly from boom. reactive.

Music credit to Bensound.