Smoked Salmon Bagel Platter for Mother’s Day

Smoked Salmon Bagel board next to a pair of cocktails and a bunch of purple tulips.

I’m going to show you how to make the easiest, most delicious Smoked Salmon Bagel Platter for Mother’s Day Brunch today which, paired with a couple of my Ruby Grapefruit & Rosemary Mimosas is the perfect put together brunch for Mother’s Day weekend (just three weeks to go!) for two or more to share.

Pair of mimosas on a table with a bunch of tulips and a cut grapefruit in the background.
Close up of a bagel board with cucumber, chopped egg, chives, whipped feta, capers, red onion and lemon wedges.

I’d originally put this ‘recipe’ together as part of a commission for fantastic homeware site Amara, but when I noticed that the feature is no longer online I thought it was too good of a celebration idea to let vanish forever! (Though, whilst Amara no longer sell them you can get these wonderfully elegant LSA Handmade Prosecco Glasses they gifted me to shoot the feature here #ad, and this fantastic Nkunku Round Marble Serving Board here!)

Inspired by a brilliant solo bagel brunch platter in the greenhouse restaurant at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles’ Koreatown it pairs chopped hard boiled egg, miniature capers, onion slices, and dainty pieces of cucumber alongside a generous serving of smoked salmon, with a chive-laced homemade whipped feta for spreading on fresh bagels. What could be better for a brunch-time treat?

Mothers Day Smoked Salmon Platter on a white marble board next to a bunch of tulips.

A few more ideas for your smoked salmon bagel platter:

  • Instead of using smoked salmon, you can cure your own for an extra special touch.
  • For an extra luxe finish as I do on my latke board, adding a little open jar of lumpfish caviar is a delicious and surprisingly affordable way to take things to the next level. Salmon roe would work too.
  • If it is something you both enjoy, slices of ripe avocado would also be an excellent addition.
  • If you’re not big on feta, whipped cream cheese or sour cream would both substitute well.
  • If you’re serving Everything Bagels which already have a strong onion flavour, switch out the chives for fresh dill.
Whipped Feta in a white bowl on a board with salmon, capers, lemon, chopped egg, cucumber and bagels.

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Smoked Salmon Bagel Platter

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Brunch
  • Cuisine: American


A delicious, homemade Whipped Feta takes this Smoked Salmon Bagel Platter with chopped egg, capers, cucumber and red onion to the next level, perfect to assemble for Mother’s Day brunch.


  • 60g (2 oz) feta
  • 60g (2 oz) 0% Greek yogurt
  • fresh lemon juice, plus wedges for serving
  • 1/2 tsp chopped chives, plus extra for serving
  • 1 large hard boiled egg
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 2 seeded bagels
  • 2 tbsp nonpareille capers
  • 100g (3.5 oz) smoked salmon
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. To make the whipped feta, blitz the feta, crumbled, Greek yogurt and a squeeze of lemon juice in a small food processor until light and smooth. Stir in the chopped chives and season to taste with more lemon juice, if necessary.
  2. To prepare the rest of the platter, roughly chop the hard boiled egg, peel and slice the cucumber (make stripes with the peeler leaving some of the skin behind for prettier slices!), and thinly slice the red onion before soaking it in a bowl of cold water to take out some of the bite whilst you finish putting the rest of the board together. 
  3. Arrange everything together on a serving platter, finishing the salmon and the chopped egg with a few more chives and a generous few grinds of black pepper.


This platter is easily scaled to feed a crowd!