Smoked Salmon and Eggs

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Have you ever tried smoked salmon and eggs together? It’s one of my favorite protein-packed breakfasts! Smoked salmon is paired with scrambled eggs, red onion, and fresh dill for a satisfying, savory breakfast.

salmon and eggs on black plate with fork

This recipe is inspired by the restaurant I used to work for in college, nearly 20 years ago. Salmon & Eggs was one of the most popular meals on our menu! When you sauté smoked salmon, the texture becomes more appealing (if you’re not a fan of raw-fish-texture) and it brings out even more of a salty, delicious flavor.

Even if you’re not a salmon fan, this dish truly surprises everyone who tastes it!

fork digging into plate of salmon and eggs

Why You’ll Love It

This is a filling, flavorful, low-carb breakfast that will leave you feeling satisfied for hours. Plus, it’s loaded with nutrients!

Here’s more to love:

Look for wild-caught smoked salmon, when possible, as it will most likely contain fewer contaminants when compared to farm-raised salmon. However, it’s interesting to note that farm-raised salmon typically contains more omega-3 fatty acids.

Ingredients You’ll Need

What goes into salmon and eggs?

  • Smoked salmon
  • Eggs
  • Red onion
  • Fresh dill (don’t skip this!)
  • Salt & pepper

It’s surprisingly simple, but so incredibly flavorful.

scrambled eggs and salmon on plate from the side angle

How to Make Salmon and Eggs

1. Saute the onion. Add olive oil to a nonstick skillet over medium heat, and sauté the red onion until it softens about 5 minutes. This adds a slight sweetness and a little crunch to the overall dish.

sauteed red onion in skillet

2. Add the eggs. Crack the eggs into a bowl, and season with a hefty pinch of salt and pepper.

eggs seasoned with salt and pepper and beaten with fork

Pour them into the pan with the onions, and stir often with a spatula to help scramble them. Lower the heat if they start to cook too quickly, as you want the eggs to still be slightly soft when you add the salmon.

3. Finish it up! Add in the smoked salmon and fresh dill, and continue stirring and scrambling the eggs. The salmon should turn more opaque in color as the eggs finish cooking.

smoked salmon added to scrambled eggs

This dish is best served warm right away. If you’d like to sprinkle some extra fresh dill on top, go for it!

How to Serve It

If you’re looking for a low-carb meal, try serving salmon and eggs with sliced avocado for an extra source of healthy fat and fiber. It’s also delicious with roasted potatoes on the side, or try it with a side salad and creamy tahini dill dressing.

Looking for another way to use smoked salmon? Try my Smoked Salmon Salad with Easy Dill Dressing.

Variations

If you want to try some extra add-ins, these would be delicious, too!

  • Cheese. Try adding in crumbled soft goat cheese, feta, or cream cheese, for an extra creamy texture. The goat cheese and feta will add extra saltiness, too.
  • Fresh herbs. If you’re not a fan of dill, freshly chopped chives would work well here, too.
  • Swap the onions. If you don’t have red onion on hand, or would prefer a more mild flavor, you can use green onions instead. In that case, just add the green onions when you add in the salmon, since they don’t need much cooking.
  • Use butter instead of oil. This recipe is dairy-free when you use olive oil to saute the onions and eggs, but you can definitely use butter if you prefer.

More Savory Breakfast Recipes

If you want more healthy breakfast ideas, try one of these!

 

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Salmon and Eggs

Smoked salmon is paired with scrambled eggs, red onion, and fresh dill for a delicious, protein-packed breakfast that will leave you feeling full for hours. It's ready to eat in less than 15 minutes!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon and eggs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 278kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion , diced (1/2 cup)
  • 4 large eggs
  • Salt & pepper
  • 3 ounces smoked salmon , torn into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced dill

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion until tender, about 5 minutes.
    sauteed red onion in skillet
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl, and season with a hefty pinch of salt and pepper. Pour them into the pan, and stir often to start scrambling them with the red onion.
    eggs seasoned with salt and pepper and beaten with fork
  • When the eggs are starting to set, but are still soft, add in the smoked salmon pieces and fresh dill. Continue stirring, until the salmon becomes more opaque, and the eggs are finished cooking.
    smoked salmon added to scrambled eggs
  • Serve warm right away. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
    finished salmon and eggs served with sliced avocado

Notes

Nutrition information is for half of the recipe. This information is automatically calculated, and is just an estimate, not a guarantee.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 383mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 558IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg

If you try this Salmon and Eggs recipe, please leave a comment below letting me know how you like it!

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MG

I have been a major fan of your recipes and cookbooks for some time! Recently I have started a more keto plan and it is working for me. I would love more low carb and keto dishes! Thank you for this one!

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