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Impress your guests by taking brunch to another flavour level! This dish showcases all of the favourite elements in a traditional bagel and lox. Smoked salmon, rich cream cheese, bagels, and green lentils come together in a savoury custard creating a delicious make-ahead breakfast or brunch (or dinner!). No one needs to know this recipe is super easy!
4 bagels, cubed
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) cooked green lentils
5 oz (142 g) smoked salmon, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup (125 mL) thinly sliced green onions
4 Tbsp (60 mL) chopped fresh dill (reserve 1 Tbsp for garnish)
4 oz (113 g) cream cheese, softened
2 cups (500 mL) milk
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp (10 mL) whole grain mustard
to taste, salt and pepper
Quick tip: Elevate this dish by adding capers before baking, and serving with a fresh slice of lemon.