Smoked salmon and goat's cheese blinis

Smoked salmon and goat's cheese blinis


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About this recipe: These homemade blinis are quite easy to make, and absolutely delicious topped with a fresh goat's cheese mixture and smoked salmon. You can make everything ahead of time and then assemble at the last minute!


Serves: 20 

  • Blinis
  • 60g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 60ml milk
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 300g fresh goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 slices smoked salmon
  • lemon wedges, to garnish

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, bicarb and salt. Mix in the milk and egg yolk until smooth.
  2. In another bowl, whisk egg white until soft peaks form. Gently fold into the blini mixture; add 2 tablespoons of oil and stir gently until combined.
  3. Brush a non-stick skillet with remaining tablespoon of oil; turn heat to medium-high. Drop teaspoonfuls of the blini mixture into pan and cook until bubbles appear on the surface, then flip and cook until brown.
  4. Set the cooked blinis aside to cool. You can also freeze them once cooled for use later.
  5. Combine the fresh goat cheese with 3/4 of the dill. Beat well till smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Arrange the blinis on a serving tray. Top each blini with the cheese mixture, and then with the strips of salmon. Garnish with lemon wedges and the remaining chopped dill, and freshly ground black pepper, if desired.


Use a soft, fresh goat's cheese or a spreadable goat's cheese. The cheese mixture can be made up to one day in advance, and chilled in the fridge till needed. If freezing the blinis, defrost at room temperature. Capers and / or cornichons also make a nice garnish.

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