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Salmon Frittata For Two

Updated on December 19, 2009

Frittata - The Italian Omelet

According to Wikipedia's definition, the frittata is basically an Italian omelet. You can keep it pure and simple or add more ingredients to your heart's desire including meats, cheeses, vegetables and even pasta.

The frittata is a wonderful breakfast or brunch dish and I like the frittata because it is a bit easier to master as opposed to the omelet - no flipping involved! You simply mix your ingredients and then allow them to cook right in the pan. It is to my way of thinking very foolproof. Some of the combinations can be quite elegant and the presentation in a cast iron fry pan very pleasing.

This recipe calls for the frittata to be first cooked on top of the stove, then broiled and then cut into wedges and placed on spinach or a bed of lettuce, topped off with salsa and avocado with a little cheese if desired. I would add sour cream to toppings as well or perhaps serve on the side.

I think because this recipe has salmon in it and has a Mexican flair to it that it would also be wonderful served as a light supper.


Make sure you use a cast iron frying pan or an oven proof skillet as you will be placing the pan in the oven under the broiler




  • 1 teaspoon oil (I prefer olive) or substitute cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup diced onion (sweet)
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned - drained)
  • 1/2 cup of cooked, flaked salmon (substitute 4 ounce can of salmon, drained)
  • Tomato 1 diced (drain on paper towels to get excess moisture out)
  • 1/4 cup red or yellow bell pepper, chopped (or substitute another 1/4 cup of tomato)
  • 1 whole egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute plus 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups cleaned raw fresh spinach (substitute lettuce or mixed greens)
  • 1/4 cup avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup salsa (homemade pico de gallo works great)
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh mint or basil, chopped
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons cheddar cheese (substitute jack or mozzarella if desired)



  1. Turn oven on to broil.
  2. In heavy skillet, heat oil over medium heat (or use cooking spray).
  3. Cook onion until softened or light in color. 
  4. Add corn, salmon, tomato, and bell pepper. 
  5. Gently stir to combine and continue to cook for about 4 minutes. 
  6. Remove the skillet from stove and place under broiler until light golden brown.
  7. Cut the frittata into wedges and serve on a bed of spinach topped with avocado slices and salsa. 
  8. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.  


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    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Thanks Dolores - yes as we get older, I find that I like things I formerly had for breakfast for dinner, too....hope you enjoy it. I love anything salmon.

    • Dolores Monet profile image

      Dolores Monet 

      9 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Sounds great. I love spinach in with the eggs and must try this recipe. Sounds too rich for breakfast, I'll serve it for dinner.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Yes, yes! Or any other fish that flakes....

    • habee profile image

      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Can I substitute crab?? Me no like de salmon!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Thanks sweetie1 for commenting! Hope you do as salmon is a great addition to the diet as well as yummy.

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      9 years ago from India

      Looks yummy.. I would try it some day..thanks for sharing


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