Friday, May 19, 2017

Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with Pickled Onions to Celebrate National Pinot Grigio Day

By: The Food Hunter

Kick-off summer with the first ever National Pinot Grigio Day on May 26, 2017, sponsored by Cavit wine. Cavit first introduced their Pinot Grigio in the United States back in 1977 and to increase awareness is introducing National Pinot Grigio Day; which will be the Friday before Memorial Day each year.

Here's how I would celebrate National Pinot Grigio Day:

First, decide if you want to celebrate with friends or make it an intimate occasion with a loved one. Second, pour your favorite Pinot Grigio, like Cavit brand which is light and refreshing with hints of citrus and green apple. Third pair the wine with an appetizer like Smoked Salmon & Pickled Onions Bruschetta.

Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with Pickled Onions. 

1 loaf bread
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
4-6 tbsp cream cheese
fresh lemon juice
Salt to taste
1 package smoked salmon
pickled onions (recipe below)

Slice bread into thin rounds and toast in a toaster oven. In the meantime mix Greek yogurt, cream cheese and fresh lemon juice in a small food processor until creamy. Season with salt and adjust taste adding more cream cheese or yogurt as you see fit.

Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture on the toasted bread. Top with pieces of smoked salmon. Finish it off with a dollop of cream cheese and a pickled onion.

Pickled Onions 
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 clove garlic
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt
½ tsp peppercorns
1 cup white vinegar

 Place the onion and garlic in a large non-reactive bowl. Add the sugar, salt, and peppercorns to a small sauce pot. Add the vinegar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Place a lid on the pot and bring the mixture up to a boil over medium-high heat.

Once boiling, pour over the sliced onions. Make sure all the onions are submerged, and let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Once cool, you can use the onions immediately or store in the refrigerator.

I've received product and/or compensation for posts featuring Cavit Wine. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Yes, please! Those pickled onions really make it pop!

  2. What a wonderful and tasty appetizer.

  3. This is such a wonderful appetizer to pair with the wine!

  4. Such lovely little bites, love the pickled onion addition!

  5. These sound awesome and I love the addition of the pickled onions!

  6. Pickled onions..yum yum! A great appetizer and also this will be great for tapa style parties.

  7. So simple yet so delicious! I will need to serve this at my next party!

  8. So yummy and delicious! I would love to try this.

  9. This sounds spectacular! I love smoked salmon!