I’m not a morning person. Like, at all. But I also love brunch. Like, I LOVE brunch!
This is why I love frittatas. Just add all the fillings to a baking dish, pour in your egg mixture, and let the oven do the work while you nurse a strong cup of morning coffee.
Frittatas are egg-based, so they’re loaded with protein, guaranteeing a hearty start to your day. This Salmon Cheddar Herb Frittata is packed with flavor, combining chunks of salmon with fresh herbs, cheese, tomatoes, and capers.
I recently served this as the main at a Mother’s Day brunch, and it was met with rave reviews from all my guests (including me)! My husband even polished off the leftovers for dinner that night. Try it the next time you need something new or fancy for breakfast!
Salmon Cheddar Herb Frittata
(Original recipe: Killing Thyme)
16 oz salmon, cooked and flaked into chunks
1/4 C heavy cream
2 TBSP chopped fresh dill
1/2 tsp kosher salt
Pepper to taste
1 tsp olive oil
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/4 C diced red onion
2 TBSP capers, drained
1 cup shredded cheddar
Chopped fresh dill and shredded cheddar for garnish
Place the rack in the middle of your oven, and preheat it to 400°F. Spray a baking dish with spray oil or nonstick spray.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, dill, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until they begin to soften. Add tomatoes and capers. Sauté for 1-2 minutes, or until tomatoes begin to soften.
Arrange your cooked veggies evenly around the bottom of your prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the cheese over the sautéed veggies and let it melt briefly.
Pour the egg mixture into the pan over the veggies and cheese. Gently place chunks of salmon into the egg, around the pan for even coverage.
Place the frittata into the oven and let it bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the edges have browned a bit and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the frittata sit on the counter for about five minutes before serving. This will help it set properly. Garnish with extra shredded cheddar and fresh dill before serving immediately.