Everything Salmon Frittata

Bagel and lox is one of my favorite brunch foods. And everything bagels are my favorite bagels. But, in the last handful of years, when I eat a lot of bread or gluten, some of my joints hurt, especially those in my hands. So, I this everything salmon frittata is my attempt to have some of the familiar bagel and lox flavors without loading them up on a bagel.

So, your typical bagel and lox comes with tomatoes, red onion, capers and cream cheese. I left the cream cheese out of this recipe for a Whole 30 and paleo compliant application. But it would also be delicious with cubed cream cheese mixed throughout the frittata. I also added some everything bagel seasoning to the egg mixture since I love an everything bagel.

Now for the lox part of the recipe. Lox is salmon cured in a salt-sugar rub. Now you don’t have to use lox in this recipe. You can use any kind of salmon; smoked salmon, frozen salmon that you cook up with some salt and pepper, leftover salmon fillets in your refrigerator, etc. In this recipe, I quickly cooked some salmon fillets seasoned with everything bagel seasoning, then flaked them into the egg mixture.

everything salmon frittata before going in the oven

You can also change up this recipe in other ways, like making it a quiche instead of a fritatta. I just went the frittata route to keep it whole 30 and paleo.

Baked everything salmon frittata

Everything Salmon Frittata

Familiar flavors of bagel and lox.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 6 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 6 eggs
  • 8 oz salmon cured, smoked, or fillets
  • 1/2 shallot or equivalent red onion
  • 1-2 tbsp capers
  • 1/3 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1-2 tbsp everything bagel seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Whisk eggs and add everything bagel seasoning, onion, tomatoes and capers.
  • Depending on the type of salmon used flake the cured or smoked salmon into the bowl with the eggs. If using a fillet, season the salmon with some additional everything bagel seasoning and cook until medium in a skillet, a few minutes per side. Then flake into the bowl with the eggs.
  • Transfer the egg mixture to a greased pie dish and bake until the eggs are set, about 25 minutes.

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