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Smoked Salmon, Avocado, & Ricotta Frittata

Brunch, lunch, or dinner: This filling & versatile Smoked Salmon, Avocado, & Ricotta Frittata is the perfect mealtime chameleon, suitable for any occasion! Creamy, mild ricotta, avocado, and mozzarella let the smoked salmon flavor shine on through.

Let’s enjoy breakfast for dinner, shall we? Ever versatile, today’s Smoked Salmon, Avocado, & Ricotta Frittata makes a beautiful brunch, a filling lunch, or a perfect breakfast-for-dinner option. Add a little fruit & toast or simply pair with a side salad, and you have yourself a complete meal.

Slice of frittata with smoked salmon, avocado, and ricotta

Why ricotta? While cream cheese more traditionally pairs with lox, I had ricotta left over from making a cheesy pasta skillet the other night — and thought that its mild, creamy flavor & texture would work equally well with some salty smoky salmon.

Why avocado? Again, while cream cheese more traditionally pairs with smoked salmon, I’ve been a recent convert to enjoying smoked salmon on avocado toast. Again, its mild creaminess lets the flavor of the fish shine through.

Why a frittata? Well, I think this question answers itself — there’s always room for frittata. 😉 But no, really: Smoked salmon also pairs really nicely with eggs.

lox and avocado frittata with ricotta

I envisioned all of these things partnering really well together — and, by golly, they sure did! Some chopped green onion on top of the frittata both punches up the flavor and adds visual interest.

If you like today’s smoked salmon frittata, you’ll probably also enjoy Smoked Salmon Scramble — AKA, scrambled eggs with lox & cream cheese. If it’s the ricotta you appreciate, try a Ricotta Frittata with Spinach & Mushrooms. Or, try topping your avocado toast with eggs and smoked salmon for an easy (yet decadent feeling) brunch.

Smoked Salmon, Avocado, & Ricotta Frittata

smoked salmon frittata ingredients

Ingredients

1.5 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup diced yellow onion
1 tsp minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
1/2 cup ricotta
8 eggs
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
Black pepper, to taste
Sea salt, to taste
3 oz smoked salmon, chopped into bite sized pieces
1 avocado, diced
4 oz shredded mozzarella
2 green onions, chopped

Directions

dice an avocado

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dice the onion and garlic, chop the green onion, and cut up your smoked salmon and avocado.

Heat olive oil in a 12″ cast iron skillet over medium heat until shimmering, then add the onion and saute for four minutes. Add the garlic and saute another minute.

shredded cheese, lox, and avocado

While the onion is sauteing, shred the mozzarella (if not using pre-shredded).

Whisk the eggs together well with the seasonings in a large bowl. Gently stir in the smoked salmon and avocado.

When the onion and garlic are done, stir the ricotta into the pan so that it begins to melt. Turn off the heat under the skillet and stir in the eggs, spreading everything out so that the avocado, ricotta, and smoked salmon are fairly evenly distributed throughout.

add mozzarella to the smoked salmon frittata

Sprinkle the eggs evenly with mozzarella. Top the frittata with chopped green onion, and move the skillet into the preheated oven.

Bake at 400 degrees for 13 minutes, or until eggs are set and cooked through.

slice the frittata

Note: The frittata will come out of the pan a bit better if you let it cool slightly before slicing — and make sure your cast iron is well-seasoned.

Tasty Eggses!

Smoked salmon, avocado, and ricotta frittata is an easy cast iron skillet dinner, breakfast, or brunch.

Who doesn’t love an easy cast iron skillet recipe? This frittata doesn’t bake up as tall and fluffy as some that contain, say, cream, but the avocado and ricotta conspire to keep it creamy. We enjoyed ours with toast and fruit as a light — yet filling — dinner.

This simple smoked salmon frittata is low carb and naturally gluten free.

Smoked Salmon, Avocado, & Ricotta Frittata, printable recipe

Smoked Salmon, Avocado, & Ricotta Frittata

Brunch, lunch, or dinner: This filling & versatile Smoked Salmon, Avocado, & Ricotta Frittata is the perfect mealtime chameleon, suitable for any occasion! Creamy, mild ricotta, avocado, and mozzarella let the smoked salmon flavor shine on through.
Course dinner or brunch
Cuisine eggs
Keyword avocado, eggs, frittata, gluten free, ricotta, smoked salmon, smoked salmon frittata
Prep Time 22 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

cast iron skillet
grater

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic about 2 cloves
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 3 oz smoked salmon chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 4 oz shredded mozzarella
  • 2 green onions chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dice the onion and garlic, chop the green onion, and cut up your smoked salmon and avocado.
  • Heat olive oil in a 12″ cast iron skillet over medium heat until shimmering, then add the onion and saute for four minutes. Add the garlic and saute another minute.
  • While the onion is sauteing, shred the mozzarella (if not using pre-shredded).
  • Whisk the eggs together well with the seasonings in a large bowl. Gently stir in the smoked salmon and avocado.
  • When the onion and garlic are done, stir the ricotta into the pan so that it begins to melt. Turn off the heat under the skillet and stir in the eggs, spreading everything out so that the avocado, ricotta, and smoked salmon are fairly evenly distributed throughout.
  • Sprinkle the eggs evenly with mozzarella. Top the frittata with chopped green onion, and move the skillet into the preheated oven.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 13 minutes, or until eggs are set and cooked through.

Notes

The frittata will come out of the pan a bit better if you let it cool slightly before slicing — and make sure your cast iron is well-seasoned.

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Recipe Rating




MamaHan

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

For the sake of my children's mental health, I must remember to NEVER make this dish the same night we watch The Lion King or they'll be subjected to my dancing and singing Hakuna Matata Ricotta Frittata! :)

It sounds delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe, Rachel! :)

rachel

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

LOL -- The Lion King was now-college-guy's FAVORITE movie when he was little!

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