• Leanne Maala - For Micah Siva

Everything Bagel Smoked Salmon and Kale Salad

If you see bagels as a food group, you’ll love this bagel-inspired salad, filled with your luncheon favorites!

Day-old bagels make fantastic croutons, especially when tossed with bagel seasoning and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Paired with goat cheese, fresh dill, capers, hot smoked salmon, and a lemon-dijon dressing, this summer-worthy salad is the best light meal to take along to the beach or pool!


Everything Bagel Smoked Salmon and Kale Salad

Author: Micah Siva

Serves: 4


  • 1 bagel, cut into ¼ inch pieces

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp everything bagel spice

  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese

  • 4 cups baby kale or lettuce

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped

  • 2 tbsp capers, drained

  • ¼ cup soft goat cheese, crumbled

  • 1 small filet hot smoked salmon, flaked

  • 2 tsp sesame seeds


  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp lemon zest

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a tray with baking paper.

  2. Combine bagel slices, olive oil, spice, and cheese. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until golden. Set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, combine kale, green onion, dill, capers, goat cheese, salmon and sesame seeds in a large bowl.

  4. Make the dressing: whisk together lemon juice, zest, mustard and oil in a small bowl.

  5. Drizzle over salad, and top with bagel croutons.

  6. Enjoy!

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