Everything Bagel Blini with Smoked Salmon

Blini meets bagel in this appetizer mash-up.

Hands-On Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 40 min.
Serves: 36 blini | Difficulty: Easy

  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. dry minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. dry minced onion
  • 1 cup Kroger all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Additional butter for cooking
  • 6 oz. smoked salmon, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Fresh dill
  1. Mix poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic and onion together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Whisk flours, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk milk, egg and butter together. Add flour mixture. Whisk to combine them.
  4. Warm a griddle or large non-stick skillet over medium heat; coat with butter. Spoon about a Tbsp. of batter into skillet to form blini. Cook 2-3 min., until edges are golden brown. Flip and cook an additional 1-2 min., until brown. Remove from skillet; repeat step until all batter has been used up.
  5. Top blini with smoked salmon, a small dollop of sour cream and a spring of dill. Sprinkle with the spice mixture you made in step 1.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers.

Tip: If you don’t have buckwheat flour, substitute an equal amount of whole wheat flour.

Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 40, Calories from Fat 15, Total Fat 2g (3% DV), Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 10mg (3% DV), Sodium 55mg (2% DV), Carbohydrates 4g (1% DV), Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV), Sugars < 1g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%.

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