smoked salmon & avocado cheesy croissanwich

smoked salmon croissant sandwich

It’s been a week of low maintenance meals, but even those can turn out to be special.  I’ve always been a big fan of croissants and am lucky to live near a great bakery.  Buttery flaky goodness, it takes a regular sandwich to another level, especially when combined with some of my favorite ingredients.

Although I don’t usually cook with a lot of prepared foods, there are some on the market that are perfect and hard to duplicate.  Boursin cheese is a fine example.  It goes phenomenally well with so many things, one of them being smoked salmon.  Add a few other key ingredients and it becomes nothing short of a gourmet dish.

Here’s what I did for a dinner for two; it could be served with a side of grapes or a green salad with vinaigrette.  Don’t let the size fool you ~ this sandwich is a full meal.

ingredients:

  • 2 butter croissants, sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 package Boursin cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 to 8 slices smoked salmon, to taste
  • tomato, thinly sliced crosswise {about 4 slices}
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced or made into a paste
  • 2 slices deli cheese such as swiss or provolone

directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • In a small bowl, combine the Boursin with the mayonnaise
  • Spread Boursin mixture generously on both sides of each croissant
  • Add a layer of the smoked salmon to the bottom side of each croissant, followed by the tomato and avocado slices
  • Top with a slice of the cheese, tearing into strips if needed so there’s not too much overhang
  • Wrap each sandwich loosely in aluminum foil and bake for about 15-20 minutes

cheesy croissant sandwich

This is a seriously yummy sandwich with barely any prep or cooking required.  It doesn’t have to be baked, and either way would be nice with a glass of white wine.  There are so many additions or substitutions that would work here.  It’s a croissant after all ~ what could go wrong?

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16 comments on “smoked salmon & avocado cheesy croissanwich

  1. the Jilb says:

    Mmm… fantastic!

  2. I’ve read 3 recipes today using Boursin cheese – but I’ve never heard of it! Is is mild, soft, hard, sharp? Can you get it in the grocery or do you need to go to gourmet?

    • that’s funny i’ll have to go look at them ~

      Boursin can usually be found in regular larger grocery stores, near the imported cheeses like brie and such. it comes in a little square box, if you click on the link above you’ll see it. they make several herbed flavors, garlic&herbs is the original i believe. it’s like a dry cream cheese with herbs, very unique texture, great on crackers and can be used for anything from spreading on a sandwich to melting in a pasta sauce. it’s not cheap, around $7 for 5 ounces so i splurge once in a while

  3. goodoldgirl says:

    That pic is so making me hungry!

  4. Amy says:

    This looks amazing!

  5. Love this, nobody uses croissants for sandwiches anymore! And with Boursin no less…..

  6. chieats says:

    this is gorgeous. i love croissant sandwiches, thanks for posting!!

  7. This just looks out of this world ! I’m a bog fan or ham and cheese sandwiches!

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