Smoked Salmon Frittata: Perfect for Mother’s Day

Frittatas – which are along the lines of a crustless quiche – are way easier to prepare than you might think. My daughters and I make this Smoked Salmon Frittata together frequently for Mother’s Day and other special days.

Healthy Smoked Salmon Frittata

I first created this recipe on a whim a couple years ago when we wanted something nutritious, delicious and a little special. I’ve tweaked it a couple times, and now I think it’s perfect. We will probably serve it again this Mother’s Day too.Healthy Smoked Salmon Frittata

Even if you’re feeling extra busy, have no worries. Frittatas are quick to prepare, quick to cook and reheat in the microwave beautifully. They serve up perfect leftovers for a fast dinner. To make this one both healthful and tasty, I’ve used nonfat milk, added fresh vegetables and herbs, and used as little cheese as needed for good taste. The result is a flavorful, light and custardy frittata rich in protein.

Serve it with fresh fruit, roasted or grilled vegetables, some grits and even a salad.

Healthy Mother's Day Brunch

My amazing Mother’s Day brunch last year. One of my favorite ways to celebrate a holiday is to cook with my entire family. It makes everything taste better.

Smoked Salmon Frittata

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Course: Breakfast, brunch or lunch
Servings: 4 - 8
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Jill Weisenberger MS, RDN, CDE, FAND


  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 3 gloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, in small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped or 1 tsp dried dill
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon or lox
  • Capers for garnish, optional


  • Preheat broiler to high.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a 9-inch oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Cover the bottom of the pan with sliced tomatoes and onions. Overlap as necessary.
  • Sprinkle with the chopped scallion, bits of goat cheese, dill, and salmon.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the pan. Cook about 5 minutes or until eggs are partially set.
  • Transfer skillet to the broiler about 5 inches from the heat. Broil 2 - 3 minutes or until browned.
  • If desired, serve each piece sprinkled with capers.


Serving: 1/4 fritatta | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 450mg | Sodium: 760mg | Fiber: 1g

Check out the healthful lifestyle books I recommend for Mom too. You’re sure to find a special Mother’s Day gift. And if you’d like to try other healthy brunch recipes, you’re sure to love my take on shakshuka, a dish of eggs in tomato sauce. I added some extra vegetables and tons of flavor to make this a delicious healthy shakshuka.

What type of frittata is your favorite?
Do you cook with your family? If so, what do you like to prepare together?

Jill Weisenberger

I'm Jill, and I believe simple changes in your mindset and health habits can bring life-changing rewards. And I don't believe in willpower. It's waaaay overrated. As a food-loving registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes care and education specialist and certified health and wellness coach, I've helped thousands of people solve their food and nutrition problems. If you're looking for a better way to master this whole healthy eating/healthy living thing or if you're trying to prevent or manage diabetes or heart problems, you'll find plenty of resources right here.

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  1. Victor Mike on September 17, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Kippered salmon is delicious and is perfect when served with a gentle raspberry vinaigrette mixed green salad topped with either fresh or dried noodle. Also you can follow with the kippered salmon steaks with garlic mashed potatoes, couscous, or crazy rice. Vegetables to go with the dish can consist of seared asparagus, broccoli, or blanched greens.I create this recipe at every weekend!

    • Jill Weisenberger on September 17, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      All of this sounds delicious! And so glad that you like my recipe to prepare it so often.

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