This slimming friendly Smoked Salmon Frittata is low in calories, but full of flavour. Serve cold for breakfast or with a light salad for lunch.
You will also love my Crustless Quiche
Even though it has felt like I have been dieting forever, in actual fact it has only been just over two weeks. Does time slow down when you are expecting to see spectacular results instantly? Staring at the (unmoving) scales every day is not good for the soul.
But this morning I was rather startled to discover that I have lost 2.3kg in 16 days – real progress people!
I am very pleased, even more so since I have managed this largely without starving myself and without giving up on tasty food.
In fact I feel like the diet has made me more inventive with recipes and ingredients, seeking out maximum flavour as well healthiest options.
Take this slimming salmon frittata for example. It could have been loaded with lots of yummy cheese but instead it uses cottage cheese which is very low in fat.
The rest of the recipe is inspired by Greek spinach pie with a Nordic detour to include smoked salmon (the dill took me on a culinary trip).
It is really delicious hot or cold and comes in at just 200 calories per generous slice. If you aren’t concerned by calories, then a little grated Parmesan or crumbled feta would increase the yumminess factor.
But trust me when I say you don’t actually miss them. I used my Tefal Ingenio frying pan which is perfect for frittatas as the handle comes off for safe oven cooking (I love these pans so much). You can also use a cast iron skillet.
This healthy frittata is perfect for those on Slimming World as it is totally syn-free. You can store any leftovers in the fridge for up to three days to take to work for a slimming lunch.
Have you made my Salmon Frittata? Post a photo on my Facebook page, share it on Instagram, or save it to Pinterest with the tag #supergoldenbakes. I can’t wait to see your take on it!
Cottage cheese, kale and smoked salmon frittata
- 6 large eggs
- 200 g | 7oz fat-free cottage cheese
- 100 g | 7oz smoked salmon
- 70 g | 2.5oz spinach or cavolo nero stems removed, finely chopped
- 2 leeks finely chopped
- 5 spring onions (scallions) scallions finely sliced
- 1 small bunch fresh dill finely chopped (reserve some leaves to garnish)
- 2 tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tsp onion granules optional
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- cooking spray or olive oil to cook
- Preheat the grill (broiler) to medium hot (about 180C/350F).
- Spray a 23cm (9inch) non-stick frying pan with cooking spray. Cook the leeks, spring onions and garlic over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the spinach/cavolo nero, dilll and parsley and cook for a further 5 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
- Beat the eggs with 150g (5.3oz) of the cottage cheese in a large bowl. Add the onion granules and season generously with salt and pepper. Mix together.
- Clean the frying pan and mist with oil. Scatter about half of the leek/kale mixture on the pan and then add a few strips of smoked salmon.
- Spoon some of the beaten egg over the top and shake the pan so the egg covers all the ingredients.
- Start cooking the frittata over low heat and then layer the remaining vegetables and salmon over the top.
- Add the rest of the egg and top with spoonfuls of the reserved cottage cheese. Season with pepper and scatter with some dill fronds.
- Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the the frittata is almost set with a wobble in the middle.
- Transfer under the grill and cook for 6-7 minutes or until the mixture is set and golden brown.
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OMG this looks heavenly. I cant wait to try this one!
This looks really delicious! Is there a way to bake in the oven rather than on the stove top? Would like to bake in a pie pan if possible.
Angela Field says
Well done on the weight loss! I am majorly trying to cut down too! This looks pretty tasty, I normally only make spanish omelette – I need to try more fritattas.
Claudia Brick says
Oh thats awesome! And I have been searching for a healthy frittata recipe (most cafe recipes seem to involve lots of cream with the eggs, and lots of cheese!) so this is going right on the list to make! Love that it is pretty budget friendly too, thanks! 🙂
Hannah Hossack-Lodge says
Well done! I am terrible at dieting, I have zero willpower when it comes to food so I just try to stay really active to compensate… The frittata looks delicious, and not like diet food at all! x
belleau kitchen says
so pretty and so tasty… love it.
Munchies and Munchkins says
Well done you! I've been on a diet since end of October..feels like forever but I've lost 17.5lbs which I feel great about. I think its realising that I don't have to cut everything out which is keeping me going. This looks delicious.x
Nayna Kanabar says
Frittata looks delicious, it would be perfect for lunch with a crisp green salad.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
That is one beautiful looking frittata, especially with all the dill.
Well done with the weight loss. It makes me so happy seeing more people realise that they can lose weight without giving up delicious food.
Louise | Cygnet Kitchen says
Congrats on the weight loss, Lucy! I have also lost half a stone, largely due to giving up alcohol. It does feel like an awfully long month 😉 I don't often make frittatas but your Nordic inspired version looks fab. x
Lucy Parissi says
That's pretty impressive Louise : ) – I haven't given up on the alcohol entirely… still have the odd gin cocktail. Like you said it is a very long month!
I absolutely adore this!! All the ingredients are allowed on my diet and it looks like it would be incredibly delicious. I can't wait for the weekend to make it! YUM!!
Lucy Parissi says
I think the freezing cold also has a time-slowing effect. I can't get warm unless I am covered in a million layers. Roll on spring!!
Kerry Cooks says
This looks delicious! Well done on your weight loss – and yes time does slow down, especially in January!