Smoked Salmon, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Frittata

I recently came across a new blog to add to my regular subscriptions – Spanish Recipes by Nuria. I think I might have a little experience cooking some Spanish-inspired food, but I can’t say for sure whether I have cooked anything truly authentic. I can tell you that I do enjoy eating authentic Spanish food though it’s not the easiest to come by. About 5 minutes after browsing this wonderfully delicious and well-written blog, I got the idea for my next interactive dinner party – to host a real tapas party. I think many Americans are open to the idea of tapas but we don’t always use it correctly – I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people talk about hosting “tapas” parties and listing a menu full of typical American hors d’oeuvres (no different than what we call a cocktail party), or referred to a family-style dinner as being served “tapas style”. I would like to host a tapas party where were really focus on the concepts of small plates and authentic Spanish items. I envision doing this sometime this summer. I will plan on providing the main event – a real paella, which I will research ahead of time to make sure I get it right! And I will ask my friends to each thoughtfully select a real Spanish tapas dish. I think it will be a great new challenge, a fun learning and eating experience!

But that’s still a bit far and away, so in the meantime I am focusing on Nuria’s current blogging event, Blog Your Omelet. Omelets and frittatas are a great way to use up smidgens of leftover cheeses, veggies and meats. You don’t need a whole lot of one whole thing, and lots of little things can work together (oooh, kind of like tapas!) For this frittata, I was able to use up some leftover smoked salmon, an about-to-brown leftover half of an avocado and the (almost) last bits of a log of soft goat cheese. All things I love, and all things that worked in harmony in this quick and healthy dinner.

Smoked Salmon, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Frittata

2 extra large eggs
1 cup egg substitute
(The 2 eggs + 1 cup egg substitute is the equivalent of 6 eggs, you can of course just go ahead and use whatever you prefer in terms of eggs, egg whites and/or egg substitute! Nutritional information given is for the recipe as written here.)
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 oz smoked salmon, chopped
1/2 of an avocado, diced
freshly ground pepper
1 oz crumbled goat cheese

Preheat broiler. Whisk together eggs, egg substitute and milk.

Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for about 7 minutes or until softened and translucent. Add smoked salmon and avocado, cook 1 minute more and season with freshly ground pepper. Pour in egg mixture. Cook for about 10 minutes more, covered, removing cover occasionally to gently stir the mixture and lift the cooked edges with a spatula, letting uncooked egg run underneath. When the frittata is set through the bottom and middle and just the top remains runny, remove from heat and crumble the goat cheese over it. Place the skillet under the broiler for about 3-5 minutes or until frittata is set, lightly browned, and cheese is melted.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 4 (This could make 4 servings, but for a more filling dinner, the two of us can share the whole frittata along with a soup or vegetable side.)

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 192.5
Total Fat: 10.4 g
Cholesterol: 156.9 mg
Sodium: 242.7 mg
Total Carbs: 6.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
Protein: 17.5 g

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7 Responses to “Smoked Salmon, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Frittata”

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    Núria — April 27, 2009 @ 8:46 am Reply

    Dear Cara, Thanks so much for participating in the event with such a wonderful and delicious recipe!!! I wish you good luck in the contest and hope that your tapas party becomes a great success!!!

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    Joelen — April 27, 2009 @ 5:43 pm Reply

    This looks awesome! I love avocado in my omelettes!

  3. 3

    Kalyn — May 2, 2009 @ 1:18 pm Reply

    What’s not to like here! Sounds great.

  4. 4

    Elizabeth — May 3, 2009 @ 6:04 pm Reply

    Awesome ingredient combination – I will have to give this a try!

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    Elizabeth — April 5, 2011 @ 1:11 am Reply

    Awesome ingredient combination – I will have to give this a try!

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    Kalyn — April 5, 2011 @ 1:11 am Reply

    What's not to like here! Sounds great.

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    Núria — April 5, 2011 @ 1:11 am Reply

    Dear Cara, Thanks so much for participating in the event with such a wonderful and delicious recipe!!! I wish you good luck in the contest and hope that your tapas party becomes a great success!!!

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