Better Breakfasts : Nested Eggs with Salmon and Greens

Eggs and salmon breakfast

Thank God It’s Friday!  Friday evening dinners are celebrated with a grilled salmon filet with an assortment of veggies.  It’s the exhale after a routine work week and a mini TGIF celebration.  Invariably, there are little bits of this and little bits of that leftover, including about 1/2 cup salmon.  A breakfast Frittata makes a great home for leftover veggies and salmon, but there is always too much and what to do with THOSE leftovers?

These Nested Eggs are my answer to using the leftover salmon, dividing the portions in each ramekin.  The result?  They were devoured down to the last delicious drop with no leftovers.  I have this thing about not wasting food – so using up leftovers in a yummy, healthy way makes me very happy. Here’s how it’s done-

Nested Eggs with Salmon and Greens (serves 2)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil3 cups lightly packed mixed baby greens (I used spinach and kale)

1/2 cup leftover cooked salmon, divided

sea salt and pepper

pinch of nutmeg

2 tablespoons goat cheese, divided

2 organic eggs


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Spread a little olive oil on the inside of 2 ramekins.  Set aside.

IMG_1231 Heat the olive oil in a skillet over a medium heat.  Add the greens and a pinch of salt and stir, sauteing until greens wilt, about 5 minutes.

Divide the salmon into the ramekins, about 1/4 cup flaked salmon in each bowl. Place the cooked greens next to the salmon. IMG_1265

Sprinkle goat cheese over greens and salmon distributing it evenly over greens.  Season lightly with salt and pepper.


Gently crack an egg over ingredients, season with salt and pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.

IMG_1268 Bake for 15 minutes until egg is still a little runny.


Make it your own by using leftover steamed or roasted veggies in place of the greens.  Let me know what works well for you so others can learn from you too.  Fitting fresh veggies into every meal is a challenge but this an easy way to integrate them into breakfast.

Give it a try and tell me how you like it!



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2 Comments on “Better Breakfasts : Nested Eggs with Salmon and Greens”

  1. Yumm! I’ll have to try this if we have some leftover of some sort. I don’t like throwing food away either.

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