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Lox Appetizer Platter Tutorial

Make a gorgeous Lox Appetizer Platter with a lox Greek yogurt dip, lox bagel bites, and tasty lox & cucumber bites. It will be the star of any party.

You can use store bought lox or my easy recipe for homemade lox for this appetizer platter.

Lox Appetizer Platter

This Lazy Susan tray used in this recipe was provided by Uncommon Goods. Thanks, it is awesome for an appetizer tray! 🙂

This exact lazy susan is not available anymore, but you can find a few really nice inexpensive appetizer trays here on Amazon:

Lox Appetizer Platter

More seafood appetizers: Salmon Roe Crostini

Making lox

This Homemade Lox recipe on my blog is one of my most popular recipes ever, and with good reason - lox is delicious. Lox is expensive to buy but it is actually really easy to make at home.

Ever since I've perfected my lox recipe I have never bought the ridiculously expensive nitrate-filled pre-packaged lox from the grocery store.

I regularly make lox to eat for weekend breakfast: hello lox scrambled eggs, and English muffins with cream cheese and lox!

But this time I wanted to make something a little different - a lox appetizer platter that is perfect for parties and entertaining.

Lox Appetizer Platter

Lox appetizer platter

This lox platter is made up of the following appetizers:

  • Cucumber lox bites
  • Lox and bagel bites
  • Creamy lox dip
  • Fresh veggies for dipping
  • Bagel bites for dipping (or you can use any crackers)

There are lots of flavor combinations in this platter - creamy, salty, zesty, crunchy, crispy... and ALL DELICIOUS.

It's mostly healthy, and a great low carb option if you or any guests are looking for healthier appetizer options.

By the way, if you're looking for more low carb lox recipes, check out my list of Keto Smoked Salmon Recipe ideas - lots of appetizers and main dish ideas there!

Lox Appetizer Platter

A party platter made to impress

This appetizer platter is super impressive because it looks all fancy and exotic thanks to the lox, capers, and the homemade lox yogurt dip for veggies.

But in reality, it is so easy to put together. It only requires a few ingredients, but these ingredients are used in several different ways to make this lox platter look fancy.

These lox appetizers are always the first to disappear at any party! People love this stuff.

Lox Appetizer Platter

It's all about the presentation!

These lox appetizers can be served in bowls, but they look very impressive when served on a large platter. Here are two beautiful options from Amazon. I'm actually kind of shocked about how inexpensive these are!


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I hope you get to try this lox appetizer platter! If you do, please take a picture and tag me on Instagram or Facebook. You can find me at @babaganoshblog on both. I love seeing your creations!

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Lox Appetizer Platter
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Lox Appetizer Platter

Make this gorgeous Lox Appetizer Platter in under 30 minutes! Use homemade lox (recipe inside) if you are on a budget, or use store-bought lox for convenience.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Eastern European
Servings: 6 people (1 large platter, good for 6-10 people)
Author: Kate


  • 9 oz lox (smoked salmon) - thinly sliced, divided
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt - fat free or low fat, unsweetened
  • ¼ cup dill - finely chopped
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • juice of ¼ lemon - (about 1-2 teaspoons)
  • 1 garlic clove - minced
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Salt & pepper to taste - (about ½ teaspoon each)
  • ½ large cucumber - , thinly sliced
  • 5 oz bagel chips - (or your favorite crackers)
  • Optional garnish: more dill and/or capers
  • Fresh veggies - sliced bell peppers, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, etc.


  • Strain the Greek yogurt in a colander lined with a paper towel for 15-20 minutes while you prepare everything else. Discard the whey. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the chopped dill, lemon zest, lemon juice, minced garlic, capers, salt and pepper. Add the strained yogurt and mix well.
    You will use half of this mixture for topping cucumbers and bagel chips, and the rest to make a yummy salmon dip. 
  • Top cucumber slices and bagel chips with about ½ teaspoon of the yogurt mixture. Add a small slice of lox to each cucumber and bagel chip. Garnish with dill and capers, if desired. 
  • Finely chop the remaining lox and add to the remaining yogurt dip. Mix well. Drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with capers, if desired. Serve dip with bagel chips and vegetables for dipping. 


Here is my recipe for homemade lox.
The leftover salmon-yogurt dip will keep in the fridge for ~2 days, and is great on toast and crackers as well as a dip!


Calories: 204kcal (10%) | Carbohydrates: 20g (7%) | Protein: 18g (36%) | Fat: 6g (9%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (5%) | Cholesterol: 3mg (1%) | Sodium: 7823mg (326%) | Potassium: 131mg (4%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 4g (4%) | Vitamin A: 26IU (1%) | Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) | Calcium: 77mg (8%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

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Natasha @ Salt and Lavender

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

Oh geez, this looks SO good!!! I love smoked salmon and capers and this platter looks fantastic!! I love the accessories too.

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