BEVERLY HILLS—Simple foods with simple touches are always a favorite. There’s nothing like a satisfying sandwich to hit the spot during your midday or midnight moments of hunger. This sandwich is a play on the classic tea sandwich. Smoked salmon, Persian cucumbers, cream cheese and silky, warm onions drape toasted bread to create an easy to make and easy to eat meal.

Smoked Salmon and Caramelized Onion Sandwich”“ Serves 4
1 large red onion, sliced
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more if necessary
6 ounces smoked salmon
1 Persian cucumber, thinly sliced
Fresh dill, chopped
Fresh chives, chopped
Cream cheese
Kosher salt
8 slices of wheat bread

1. Put the butter in a shallow, wide pan. Once melted, add the onions and cook over medium high heat. Toss in butter to coat and dash with a bit of kosher salt. Turn the heat down to low, cover and cook for 30-40 minutes or until browned. Stir occasionally. (If you need to add a little more butter to keep the onions from sticking, go for it.)

2. Once onions are browned, remove from heat and set aside. Lightly toast the bread slices and spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each one. Top four slices with a healthy sprinkling of fresh chives and dill followed by a few slices of cucumber, salmon and finally onions.  Lay the remaining slices of bread on top.