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Smoked Salmon Pizza; Wolfgang Puck’s Inspiration!




“Farewell to the traditional bagel, cream cheese, and lox; instead, embrace a mouthwatering twist on this classic favorite: the smoked salmon pizza. This delectable creation, inspired by Wolfgang Puck’s innovative culinary vision, has not only stood the test of time but also continues to delight taste buds around the world.

The concept is simple yet brilliant. Instead of the usual bagel, the smoked salmon pizza features a thin. As a crispy crust serves as the canvas for a symphony of flavors, upon this foundation, you’ll discover a luxurious layer of cream cheese. This creamy layer provides a velvety base for the star of the show—smoked salmon. Consequently, the smoky and briny notes of the salmon harmonize perfectly with the creamy cheese, ultimately creating a balanced and indulgent taste experience.”

But why stop there when it comes to culinary creativity? There are countless ways to elevate your smoked salmon pizza. One option is to crown it with decadent dollops of caviar, adding an extra layer of luxury and sophistication. Pair this gourmet delight with a refreshing mimosa. And you have the perfect brunch combination that will leave your guests in awe.

Isn’t just reserved for brunch; it’s a versatile dish that can shine at various occasions. It’s a fantastic choice for “breaking the fast” during breakfast or serving as an elegant appetizer at cocktail parties. The contrast of flavors and textures, from the crispy crust to the creamy cheese and the delicate. Smoky salmon, makes it a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to impress.

So, whether you’re looking to upgrade your breakfast game, impress your guests at a soirée. Simply savor a delightful culinary experience. Its timeless appeal and adaptability make it a must-try dish for any food enthusiast. Join the ranks of those who have embraced this delicious twist on a classic favorite and elevate your dining experience with the irresistible allure of smoked salmon pizza.

sliced smoked salmon pizza with red onions on board
cold smoked salmon pizza recipe

Smoked Salmon Pizza

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian, North American
Servings 6
Calories 247 kcal


  • 8 oz Pizza Dough (prepared)
  • 6 oz Smoked Salmon (Lox) (Thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsp Chives (Chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Capers
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion (Thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Crème Fraîche (or Sour Cream)


  • Preheat the oven to 450F
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll and spread the dough into an 8-inch round.  Keep a thick, 1-inch rim for the edges.
  • Slide the dough on to a floured rimless baking sheet or pizza paddle and transfer to pizza stone or pizza pan.
  • Brush dough with olive oil over center to the rim.
  • Scatter sliced onion over the top.
  • Bake until crust is golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.  *Let cool about five minutes.
  • Spread the sour crème or crème fraîche over the top to the rim.
  • Arrange the Atlantic Salmon to cover the surface entirely. 
  • Spread chives all over top, then capers.
  • Use a pizza wheel to slice into 6 pieces.Optional: add a dollop of Caviar on each slice


Pairs well with a crisp Sauvingnon Blanc or Momosas!


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg


Cold Smoked Salmon Pizza


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