Keto Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe with Poached Egg
Keto breakfasts can be hard to create, as so many traditional dishes (like granola, cereal, and toast) are out of the question. That is, unless you create your own keto versions of them.
Two of my go-to keto breakfast foods are eggs and smoked salmon, so I thought I’d try combining them to create more variety. I loved the result – and I think you will love my keto smoked salmon salad recipe too.
Fish for Breakfast?
Yeah, I know. I wasn’t always hopping out of bed looking to chomp on fish either. It’s a mental game. You just need to open your mind to some new (and healthier) breakfast options.
Your mind will thank you. As it turns out, salmon is great brain food.
No matter how svelte you are on the outside, your brain is full of fat – as it should be. Likewise, salmon is a fatty fish, swimming with omega-3 fatty acid.
All of those omega-3s have wonderful benefits for your brain. Studies have linked fatty fish to lower risks of dementia, slower age-related memory loss, less anxiety, and less depression.
Research has also shown that frequent fish eaters have more gray matter in their brains – another tool that can protect against memory loss.
You don’t have to eat it every morning to reap the benefits, but you should definitely give it a shot. Your brain and your taste buds will thank you for this delicious keto smoked salmon breakfast featuring poached eggs.
Keto Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe with Poached Egg – Step-by-step Instructions
Start with your salad. I really like using arugula as it’s very flavorful.
Toss arugula with some olive oil and lemon juice and arrange on a plate or in a shallow bowl.
Place your slices of smoked salmon on top of the salad leaves.
Crush some pistachios (or use other nuts if you don’t have pistachio handy).
Poach your egg. See article here on how to cook poached eggs.
Place the poached egg on top of the smoked salmon.
Sprinkle the crushed pistachios on top, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Drizzle extra olive oil on top if desired and serve with a few slices of lemon.
If you like the idea of a fish breakfast to boost your omega-3 intake, then you could try this breakfast haddock recipe (contains dairy) and enjoy it with some keto toast.
- 1 large handful of salad greens (I used arugula)
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 100 g smoked salmon slices
- 2 Tablespoons pistachios, crushed
- 1 poached egg
- Place a large handful of salad greens into a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
- Add the slices of smoked salmon on top of the salad greens.
- Poach an egg (see this recipe for more detailed instructions).
- Place the poached egg on top of the smoked salmon.
- Sprinkle the crushed pistachios on top of the egg.
- Drizzle with the rest of the olive oil and enjoy.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 1 g
- Calories: 460
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 38 g
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 27 g