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.
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.
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.
- 8 large eggs
- ¼ cup nonfat milk
- 3 gloves garlic, crushed
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium tomato, sliced
- ½ 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.
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.