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How To Create A Lox Charcuterie Board

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The beauty of a charcuterie board is that there are really no real rules as to what to serve, it’s your own creation.


Boards of every kind have become a popular choice for any time of day so what better way to make a delicious breakfast than with a lox breakfast board.

There are so many special occasions you can create a board for, although you really don’t need an occasion!

Here are some occasions that a charcuterie board would be great to create:

  • Bridal showers
  • Baby showers
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Easter
  • Christmas

This Charcuterie Board Is Filled With Brunch Favorites

A white large round plate with lox, smoked salmon, sliced hard boiled eggs and prosciutto on it. Plate is on a white marble surface.

Lox and Cold Smoked Salmon

  • You can usually find fresh lox at local seafood markets or at some grocery stores.
  • If lox is unavailable, cold smoked salmon works great. Since their flavor is different, you could use both on your board if you wanted to. I did on this board so you could call this a smoked salmon charcuterie board if you wanted to!
  • Great options are lox spread and whitefish salad.
  • I always have at least one kind of meat. Either salami, bacon, or prosciutto.
  • Sliced hard boiled eggs are also a great addition.
Silver rectangle tray with a row of three full bagels and a row of slices of bagels. The tray is on a white marble surface.

Bagels

  • Fresh bagels from a local bagel shop are always so delicious! There are a variety of bagels you can have.
  • In addition to plain bagels, onion bagels or Everything bagels are very flavorful with the lox and smoked salmon.
  • You can also serve mini bagels.
Large white round plate with a disc of white herbed cheese, eight half small discs of white brie cheese. There is a small white round bowl with cream cheese in it sitting on the plate. There is a small clear bowl with small red round peppers stuffed with cheese in it. The bowl is sitting on the plate. The large white plate is on a white marble surface.

Spreads

  • Plain cream cheese is always great! It’s a classic ingredient for a lox bagel.
  • Brie cheese (mini’s) and peppadew peppers stuffed with goat cheese add flavor to the board.
  • You can also have store bought herbed cream cheese or scallion cream cheese.
Large round white plate with the following on it: sliced cucumber, thinly sliced red onion, sliced avocado, 9 cheery tomatoes, 8 caper berries, a small pile of capers, chopped dill, and 6 jarred artichoke hearts. The large plate is on a white marble surface.

Fresh Veggies

  • Cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, caper berries, artichoke hearts, and sliced avocado.

Savory Toppings

  • Capers and red onion.

Fresh Herbs

  • Fresh dill.
Large white round plate with whole strawberries, red grapes and blueberry mini muffins. Each muffin is set inside a brown paper cup. Plate is on a white marble surface.

Sweets

  • Whole strawberries, seedless grapes on the vine in little bunches, and store bought mini muffins.

Helpful Tools

  • Mandoline slicer for red onion and cucumber
  • Egg slicer for hard boiled eggs and avocado
  • Toaster for bagels
  • Large knife
  • Wood Board, large plate, or serving tray
There are three wood boards. The largest is rectangle. There is a round wood board and a small rectangle board that are leaning on the largest board. Boards are on a white marble surface.

Boards can be any size. You can create a mini board for just the 2 of you or a board of epic size for your next big Sunday brunch.


How To Assemble

  • Boards are basically artful arranging of delicious food. The most important part is it should be easy and uncomplicated.
  • Place the main ingredient – the lox/smoked salmon in the center of the board.
  • Surround lox with fresh veggies, topping, soft cheese, and hard boiled eggs.
  • Place the cream cheese, capers, onions, and stuffed peppadew peppers in small bowls.
  • Add rolled prosciutto, caper berries, artichoke hearts, avocado, strawberries, grapes, mini muffins, and lemon wedges.

Best Tips

  • If your serving board becomes loaded with all the good stuff, serve the bagels in a separate basket.
  • Think about what you and your guests would like and offer a variety of different flavors and have fun creating your masterpiece!
  • Let the rich cream cheese soften to room temperature before serving.
  • Purchase fresh lox no earlier than the day before serving it.
  • Pre slice the bagels so they are ready to be enjoyed.
  • Have suitable utensils for the items you are serving.
Half of bagel with cream cheese, lox, capers, and thinly sliced red onion on top. There are thin slices of red onion and capers randomly sitting around the bagel. There is a small clear ramekin with capers in it in the background. There are 2 sprigs of fresh dill, one in the background, one in the foreground. Everything is on a white marble surface.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Lox And Smoked Salmon The Same Thing?

Both lox and smoked salmon are favorites on a bagel brunch board and both are delicious however, there is a difference.

Lox is a salmon fillet that has been salt cured not smoked. That’s it!

Neither lox or cold smoked salmon are cooked.

How Much Do I Serve Per Person On A Charcuterie Board?

Customize this recipe based on how many people you will be serving. If it is the main meal, double the portions per person.

  • Meats: 2 to 3 ounces per person.
  • Cheeses: 2 to 3 ounces per person.
  • Bagles: 1 per person. Mini bagels, 2-3 per person.
  • Vegetables and fruit: 4 to 8 ounces per person.
  • Mini muffins or cookies: 2 per person.

Can You Make The Charcuterie Board The Night Before?

When it comes to any boards, you just need a little prep work and there are a few things you can prepare the night before.

Hard boil the eggs, slice the cucumber, lemon, and onion. Wash the fruit and vegetables.

If you are serving peppadew peppers stuffed with goat cheese, you can do that as well.

Refrigerate items in separate airtight containers until you are ready to use them.

What Can I Serve With The Lox Charcuterie Board?

I recommend these two dishes. They both are casseroles and can be made the night before and are delicious!

Easy French Toast Casserole from AllRecipes or my Hash Brown Casserole WIth Cream Of Chicken Soup And Sour Cream.

Bagel sandwich with lox, cream cheese, avocado, sliced cucumber, capers, and a fried egg. The sandwich is on a white round plate and cut in half. There is a clear tall glass with bloody mary mix in it. Items are on a gray surface.

My Perfect Breakfast

Lox sandwich with a sunny side up egg and a Bloody Mary, delicious!

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Yield: 4 servings

How To Create A Lox Charcuterie Board

A large rectangle wood board with the following on it: sliced smoked salmon, sliced lox, sliced cucumber, sliced hard boiled eggs, sliced avocado, 6 slices of prosciutto rolled up, mini brie rounds cut in half, jarred artichoke hearts, caper berries, whole strawberries, cherry tomatoes, red seedless grapes, and lemon wedges. Also on the board there are 2 small clear round glass bowls. One contains thinly sliced red onion and the other contains small red round peppers stuffed with white cheese. There is a white round bowl with cream cheese and a smaller white round bowl with capers in it. There is a disc of herbed white cheese on the board. The board is on a white marble surface.

The beauty of a charcuterie board is that there are really no real rules as to what to serve, it's your own creation. Boards of every kind have become a popular choice for any time of day so what better way to make a delicious breakfast than with a lox breakfast board.

Prep Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 ounces of lox (dill seasoned) and or cold smoked salmon
  • 4 bagels - everything or your favorite
  • 4 ounces plain cream cheese - room temperature
  • 4 ounces herbed cream cheese - store bought
  • 1 english cucumber - sliced
  • 3 hard boiled eggs - sliced
  • 1 avocado - sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion - thinly sliced
  • 1 dozen cherry tomatoes
  • 3 ounces capers
  • 4 mini brie bites
  • 1 lemon - cut in wedges
  • 4 ounces (6 slices) prosciutto - rolled
  • 6-8 caper berries
  • 6 peppadew peppers stuffed with goat cheese
  • Whole strawberries
  • Red seedless grapes
  • 4-6 blueberry mini muffins - store bought

Instructions

  1. Place the lox/smoked salmon on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper in the center of the board.
  2. Surround lox with a small bowl of plain cream cheese, fresh veggies, topping, soft cheese, and hard boiled eggs.
  3. Place the capers, onions, and stuffed peppadew peppers in small bowls.
  4. Add rolled prosciutto, caper berries, artichoke hearts, avocado, strawberries, grapes, mini muffins, and lemon wedges.
  5. If you have room on the board, place the pre sliced bagels on it. If there is no room, place the bagels in a separate basket or serving tray.

Notes

  • Boards are basically artful arranging of delicious food.
  • The most important part is it should be easy and uncomplicated.

Best Tips

  • If your serving board becomes loaded with all the good stuff, serve the bagels in a separate basket.
  • Think about what you and your guests would like and offer a variety of different flavors and have fun creating your masterpiece!
  • Let the rich cream cheese soften to room temperature before serving.
  • Purchase fresh lox no earlier than the day before serving it.
  • Pre slice the bagels so they are ready to be enjoyed.
  • Have suitable utensils for the items you are serving.
  • Place parchment paper under the lox so that the oils don't absorb into the wood.

Helpful Tools

  • Mandoline slicer for red onion and cucumber
  • Egg slicer for hard boiled eggs and avocado
  • Toaster for bagels
  • Large knife
  • Wood Board, large plate, or serving tray

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