LOX - LAUREN KELPMy husband and I recently made a pact to truly make the most of Saturday mornings. This may sound like the easiest thing in the world, but with busy schedules (everyone out there can relate to this, right?) I’ve learned that everything needs to be reclaimed once in a while. Community is something that is extremely important to us, and while we try our best, sometimes we just can’t make weeknights work for dinners with friends or family. So we’re putting it out there–an open invite for Saturday brunch to any and everyone who wants to join!

Sometimes this will mean going out, and sometimes it will mean inviting all of you into our tiny home–we want to mix it up. For those Saturday mornings back at our humble abode, we’re planning to take it back to the basics. First on the list: lox.

Why? It’s hearty. It’s simple. It’s a crowd pleaser. And my sweet husband requested it…

But in all seriousness, this is the hostess’s dream menu. It allows you to make much of your company while actually still getting to enjoy them. Minimal time spent in front of the stove means more time getting to know your neighbors, laughing with friends, and having meaningful conversations with those you love dearly. It’s pretty much a perfect setup.


INGREDIENTS (serves four):

-2 plain bagels

-extra virgin olive oil

-1/4 cup plain greek yogurt

-1 teaspoon of fresh dill, finely chopped

-1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

-Smoked salmon

-2 teaspoons of capers

-fresh dill to garnish

-fresh cracked pepper to taste



-Halve each bagel and brush both sides with olive oil.

-Set your oven to broil and toast bagels until lightly brown.

-In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup of yogurt, lemon juice and finely chopped dill.

-Spread the yogurt mixture onto both halves of the bagels.

-Top with smoked salmon and garnish with capers and fresh dill. Serve and enjoy.

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