A quick and simple recipe for smoked salmon quiche that you can make with or without a crust. If you're aiming to keep your calories lower, ditch the crust and enjoy it strait from the dish. It's better the day after!
Smoked Salmon Quiche is Perfect for Breakfast, Dinner or a Sunday Brunch
I used to love hosting brunches with my girlfriends. It's far simpler than planning a whole meal and there's never worry of your guests delaying your early bedtime (<-yes, I think about these things).
Smoked Salmon quiche is perfect for brunch because it's easy to make or prep the night before, and it's simple to serve. I also occasionally make this during my meal prep for the week ahead. Quiche is something that will last in the fridge for several days and it tastes great reheated.
What goes with Smoked Salmon Quiche?
If you're serving smoked salmon quiche for brunch, I'd pair it with a hearty lemon kale salad or maybe some protein pancakes as vegetarian protein choice. A side of bagels and cream cheese and some fresh berries and that's a perfect brunch spread (with mimosas of course!).
Can you Freeze this Recipe for Smoked Salmon Quiche?
Yes! I recommend removing it from the quiche dish and portioning the remainder in a freezer safe container. It will last in the freezer for about 3 months.
Here's why quiche is perfect for breakfast
One of the best hacks I've found for managing hunger and cravings is starting my day off with a high-protein, high(ish) fat meal. For most, that's breakfast, but for others, that might be lunch, depending on whether or not you intermittent fast (which is another great way to control food cravings btw).
I find if I avoid any high-sugar foods like baked goods, fruit and cereals at breakfast, then I'm not as hungry throughout the whole day. It makes saying no to delicious foods that much easier.
The one exception to this no-baked-goods-in-the-morning rule... are healthy protein powder recipes for baked treats, which are low in sugar and carbs.
Want other high protein, high-fat breakfast ideas?
These are all easy, protein-rich pack-and-go breakfast ideas to get your day started well.
- 60 Second Microwave English Muffins
- Gluten Free Protein Crepes
- Gluten Free, Low Carb, Protein Pancakes
- Low Carb Healthy Egg Salad - LA Style
Following the Portion Fix or 2B Mindset Meal Plans?
- Portion Fix = 1 red, 1 blue
- 2B Mindset = Protein & Veggie
Following Weight Watchers Meal Plan?
One serving = 3 Smart Points
- 4 ounces of smoked pastrami-style salmon or a 4 ounce pre-cooked fillet of salmon
- 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
- 2/3 cup egg whites, or 4 full eggs, beaten
- 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
- 1 stock of leeks, finely chopped or whizzed in the food processor
- 1/2 medium onion
- 2 garlic cloves, or 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seafood Seasoning, not to be confused with Old Spice “man seasoning”
- 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
- a pinch of salt and pepper
- If your salmon is still raw, make sure to cook that before you start the rest of the recipe!
- Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 350 and grease a small quiche dish. You can use a muffin tin, also.
- Finely chop leeks, onion, and cilantro. Add leeks, garlic, and onion to a pan over medium heat with the tablespoon of olive oil. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until translucent.
- Add the cooked salmon to a medium-sized bowl and flake it up into little pieces.
- Once the onion and leeks are cooked, add them to the bowl with the salmon.
- Stir well and then add the Old Bay Seasoning, nutritional yeast, and eggs. If you're using whole eggs, make sure to beat them before you add them to the salmon mixture.
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Add the mixture to a pre-greased small quiche dish or muffin pan.
- Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown.
Portion Fix = 1 red & 1 blue
2B Mindset = Protein & Veggie
Weight Watchers = 3 Smart Points
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 6
Amount Per Serving Calories 157Total Fat 8.5gSaturated Fat .09gCarbohydrates 2.4gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber .6gProtein 15g
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.