Lox on wheat bagel

On a hot day, sometimes you need to cool off with something light and refreshing, but let’s say healthy, too. Enter lox. This deli and brunch favorite will kick start your day, but also make you feel light and easy. Smoked salmon combines with onion and cream cheese to bring a delicate balance of flavors, while lettuce and cucumber provide a nice bite to ease the juicy tomato. It’s all a ballet dance of ingredients, held together by an oats and whole wheat bagel. Sometimes a bagel can be too bready for a sandwich, but in this case, it works. Have a cool day from here on out.

Guest portrait by Kayleigh DeMace