Healthy Breakfast Recipes:
Smoked Salmon Frittata

healthy breakfast recipes

Healthy breakfast recipes featuring eggs can be heart-healthy and not raise your cholesterol. It is one of the common cholesterol myths that eggs raise cholesterol. In fact, studies show that eating two eggs per day has no effect on your cholesterol level, and eating eggs regularly lowers your risk of developing cataracts and helps prevent macular degeneration. They are also an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals.

Salmon is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acid, which helps reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. Omega 3s are a polyunsaturated fat that have been shown to decrease triglycerides, reduce inflammation and may help prevent dementia and memory loss. Look for wild caught salmon, as farmed salmon provides lower levels of omega 3 than the wild caught variety.

A frittata is an excellent dish to make for Sunday brunch, accompanied by a side salad. It is elegant, but easy to make, and sure to be a hit!

Smoked Salmon Frittata

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes


4 tablespoons olive oil

ΒΌ chopped onion (medium)

4 ounces diced smoked salmon

1 diced red pepper

1 tablespoon capers

6 eggs

4 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the eggs and milk.
  3. Heat oil in an 8-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add onion and stir until translucent. Add salmon and peppers and stir for about a minute. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Pour in the egg mixture and stir gently. Without stirring, cook over medium heat until the edges begin to look dry.
  4. Place skillet in the oven for 10 minutes or until nicely browned. Flip onto a plate and slice.

Photo: Boris Mann

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