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Salmon Omelette

    This classy, delicious, and healthy smoked salmon omelette is going to be your next favorite breakfast. It’s quick, easy, and absolutely delicious.

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    Why You’ll Love This Recipe

    • Quick and Easy: Ready in just 15 minutes, making it perfect for those busy mornings when you need a nutritious meal fast.
    • Bursting with Flavor: Loaded with rich, flaky salmon, fresh chives, and creamy cheese, every bite is a delight.
    • Versatile: Ideal for breakfast, brunch, or even a light dinner. It’s a versatile dish that fits into any meal plan effortlessly.

    Recipe Ingredients

    Here’s everything you need to make this delicious salmon omelette.

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    Ingredient Notes

    • Smoked Salmon: Provides a smoky, savory flavor.
    • Cream Cheese: Adds a creamy texture to the omelette.
    • Chives: Fresh chives give a mild onion flavor and a pop of color. You can also use green onions as an alternative.
    • Capers: These add a briny, tangy flavor that complements the smoked salmon well. They are optional but highly recommended.

    How To Make a Salmon Omelette Step by Step

    In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, salt, and pepper. Whisk well until fully beaten and frothy.

    Heat a non-stick pan to medium heat and drizzle a little olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the egg mixture and cook. Using a spatula, push the edges as they settle. The eggs are done when the bottom is set and the top slightly wet.

    Add the cream cheese to one side of the omelette. Add the smoked salmon, capers, and chives on top of the cream cheese.

    Cooking eggs with other ingredients Flip the empty side on top and turn the heat off.

    Cooking eggs Slide onto a plate and garnish with more capers and chives.

    Recipe Tips

    • Don’t over-stir the eggs: To get a fluffy omelette, avoid stirring the eggs too much once they’re in the pan.
    • Cook on medium heat: Cooking on medium heat ensures that the omelette cooks evenly without burning.

    Storage & Reheating

    If you have any leftovers (which is unlikely because it’s so delicious!), you can store the omelette in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. To reheat, just pop it in the microwave for about a minute or until warmed through.

    Additions & Substitutions


    • Avocado: Sliced avocado makes a creamy addition to the omelette.
    • Herbs: Fresh dill or chives can add a lovely herbal note.


    • Goat cheese: Substitute cream cheese with goat cheese for a tangier flavor.
    • Fresh salmon: Use cooked fresh salmon instead of smoked salmon for a different flavor profile.

    Recipe FAQs

    What should I serve with this salmon omelette?

    This salmon omelette is quite filling on its own, but you can serve it with a side of toast, a fresh salad, or some roasted potatoes for a complete meal.

    Can I use egg whites instead of whole eggs?

    Yes, you can use egg whites if you prefer. Use about 4-5 egg whites to replace the 3 whole eggs.

    Is this recipe keto-friendly?

    Yes, this salmon omelette is low in carbs and high in healthy fats, making it a great option for a keto diet.

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    Salmon Omelette

    Hristina Polk
    Salmon is a powerhouse of nutrients, and this easy salmon omelette recipe showcases some of its best qualities. Packed with protein, Omega-3s and other vitamins and minerals, this dish is a great way to start your day. Best of all, it's easy to make and takes just minutes to prepare. Give it a try today!
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    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Course Breakfast
    Servings 1
    Calories 450 kcal


    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 slices smoked salmon ripped into pieces
    • 1 tbsp cream cheese
    • ½ tbsp fresh chives chopped
    • capers for garnish
    • ½ tsp sea salt
    • ¼ tsp black pepper plus more for garnish


    • In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs until frothy. Add the salmon, chives, sea salt, and black pepper. Mix to combine.
    • Heat the skillet to medium and drizzle with olive oil. Add the egg mixture and cook for about 5-10 minutes. Using the spatula push the ends as it settles. Add the cream cheese on top and spread evenly.
    • Using the spatula fold the omelette on one side and slide it onto a plate. Garnish with capers and cracked black pepper.


    Calories: 450kcal
    Keyword breakfast, brunch, omelette, salmon
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    Hristina Polk focuses on Mediterranean fusion meals inspired by her Eastern European culture and the places she has traveled.

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