This healthy smoked salmon herb frittata recipe is perfect for brunch or a healthy delicious meal prep breakfast.
Filled with veggies, fresh herbs, smoked salmon, and goat cheese, topped with avocado and everything but the bagel spice. Naturally gluten free, Keto, Whole 30, and Paleo-friendly recipe.
I am hosting Easter this year and although it is a month away, I am already planning the menu. I've been brainstorming recipes that are great for a crowd, can be served at room temperature, and are hands-off enough that once my guests arrive I can join in the celebration and not be tied to the kitchen.
A frittata to the rescue! Frittatas are the perfect food for a casual brunch with friends or a special occasion brunch. I have been making this frittata on repeat lately, a super yummy smoked salmon and herb frittata with fennel, leek, and goat cheese, topped with sliced avocado and everything but the bagel spice. Are you drooling yet?
This breakfast is the perfect combination of healthy protein and fat, with the added benefit of the true love of my life, veggies This is my kind of healthy breakfast! Not to mention you can easily eat this for days afterward for a quick and healthy breakfast (meal prep like a boss alert!)
Is a Frittata hard to make?
NO! I honestly was a bit intimidated when I made my first frittata, it felt like a fussy recipe that I could mess up easily. I was so wrong! Frittatas are easy to make, and truly should be a recipe that you have in your back pocket. Simply whisk together all of your ingredients, pour into a cast-iron skillet (my favorite is the 12-inch Lodge cast iron), and bake. Done and done!
I love the addition of fennel and leek in this frittata. If you are adding any veggies you should saute them first in ghee, butter, or olive oil, but I saute them in the same pan I am baking the frittata. So one bowl, one pan, easy peazy!
What should I serve with a frittata for brunch?
A frittata is a meal in itself, but it seems a little too barren to only have a frittata on the table. Don't forget you can also serve a frittata for breakfast, lunch, or dinner so really the side dish options are endless! Here are some side serving suggestions:
- A big green salad. Yes, greens and breakfast go together and a bright fresh green salad is the perfect accompaniment to a rich frittata. For this smoked salmon and herb frittata recipe, I would make an herby green salad with a light lemon vinaigrette.
- Baguette, arugula, and sliced tomato. I had one of the best sandwiches of my life in Florence, Italy about 20 years ago. It was simply frittata on a baguette with… you guessed it sliced tomato and arugula. I love the idea of having a basket of fixings on the table so your guests can easily turn a frittata into a delicious sandwich!
- A light citrus salad. Here I go with another salad suggestion, clearly, this is my favorite side dish for a frittata.
- Roasted potato and cauliflower. Roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish for breakfast, but the addition of cauliflower also makes this lunch or dinner worthy!
- White bean, avocado salad. A light bean and avocado salad is always a good idea in my book!
Is a Frittata a good recipe for a crowd?
100% yes. If you are serving a really large crowd you can double the recipe and use 2 large cast-iron skillets. You do not need to serve a frittata piping hot, it can sit for a bit and be just as delicious room temperature. I top my entire frittata with avocado slices, additional smoked salmon, and a sprinkle of everything but the bagel seasoning.
More Great Brunch Recipes You Will Love:
Beet and Berry Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
How to Meal Prep a Frittata:
Typically eggs are not great meal prep recipes, but a frittata reheats so well and is even great cold or room temperature. I simply cut the frittata into 6-8 servings and place in individual containers with a side dish of choice (see above), store in the refrigerator and eat all week long. Typically a frittata lasts well for 4 days.
I hope you love this easy smoked salmon frittata recipe! If you make it don't forget to tag me @abrapappa or #abraskitchen on Instagram!
Everything Spice Herbed Smoked Salmon Fritatta
- 1 cup fennel, chopped
- 1 large leek, sliced white and light green part
- 2 tbsp ghee or butter or olive oil
- 12 large eggs
- 1/2 cup half and half (or coconut milk for paleo)
- 1/2 cup mixed fresh herbs parsley, chive, dill
- 8 ounces smoked salmon (reserve about 1 ounce for topping)
- 4 ounces goat cheese
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- everything but the bagel spice
- Preheat oven to 400°
- In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat melt ghee and saute fennel and leeks until tender. Season with a small pinch of salt and a generous amount of black pepper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together eggs, half and half, fresh herbs, black pepper, and cooked fennel and leek. Slowly stir in goat cheese and smoked salmon. Pour into cast iron skillet and place in oven for 18-20 minutes or until eggs are just set.
- Remove from oven, allow to cool, and top with sliced avocado, reserved smoked salmon, and sprinkle with everything but the bagel seasoning.
- Nutrition facts are without avocado on top
- Paleo/Whole30 - replace half and half with coconut milk and eliminate cheese
- This recipe is keto friendly with only 5g carbohydrates per serving
- Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in refrigerator for 4 days
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