Karelian Pies with Smoked Salmon and Avocado
A Finnish classic

Karelian Pies with Smoked Salmon and Avocado

  • Cook: 15 min
  • Servings: 4


  • 4 Karelian pies (use your favorite recipe)
  • 200 g Apetina® Classic Block
  • 200 g smoked salmon
  • 12 green asparagus - cleaned and base part removed
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tbsp chives - chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp organic lemon peel and 0.5 tbsp juice


Play around with the toppings and add little dices of your favourite veggies or perhaps scramcled egg.


Serve with a green salad on the side for a complete meal.

Karelian pie is a classic Finnish dish consisting of a rye crust filled with a salty rice pudding. The dish is typically served with a mashed egg and butter spread, but here the pie has gotten a new modern makeover and is served with smoked salmon, avocado, asparagus and Apetina cheese.

Grill the asparagus shortly on a hot grill or alternatively on a hot frying pan. Cut the Apetina cheese in triangles, and asparagus and avocado into bite size pieces. Toss in olive oil, chives, lemon juice and zest. Serve each plate with slices of smoked salmon, Karelian Pies and finish off with marinated Apetina cheese, asparagus and avocado.

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