Smoked salmon and cream cheese has to be one of the most iconic breakfast/brunch combinations. The delicate flavors of the salmon and cream cheese match perfectly with the sharp onion and fragrant herbs.
Our favorite brunch place in Santa Monica closed last year after being in business for almost 60 years, so we haven’t gone out for brunch nearly as much as we used to recently, and we missed their delicious smoked salmon platter. So we thought “why not make this ourselves?”. It’s super easy to make after all.
There is no cooking involved, you just assemble the ingredients and have an awesome breakfast ready in under 10 minutes!
The only thing I changed from the traditional brunch platter was to swap the bagel with a low-carb tortilla, turning it into a wrap. This not only makes it more handy to eat (you can actually eat it in the car if you like..), it also brings the carbs down enough that a Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Wrap is a perfectly healthy breakfast.
I like to add some flavor to the cream cheese by mixing in herbs. The classic herb to use with salmon is dill, but I actually think basil and smoked salmon is an even better flavor combination.
I used dried basil this time because I always have that in the kitchen, but finely chopped fresh basil would, of course, be even better.
Other healthy breakfast options
They always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while I don’t know if that is true, it’s definitely one of the meals I enjoy the most. Few things are better than starting the day with a delicious and healthy meal.
Here are a few of my favorite healthy breakfast recipes:
Smoked salmon and cream cheese has to be one of the most iconic breakfast/brunch combinations. The delicate flavors of the salmon and cream cheese matches perfectly with the sharp onion and fragrant herbs.
- 1 low carb flour tortilla
- 2 oz. (55g) smoked salmon
- 2 tsp. low fat cream cheese
- 1¼ oz. (35g) red onion
- Handful arugula
- ½ tsp. fresh or dried basil
- Pinch of pepper
Warm the tortilla in the oven or microwave (pro tip: Warm it between 2 pieces of moist paper towel to keep it from drying out).
Mix cream cheese, basil, and pepper, and spread it onto the tortilla.
Top it off with the salmon, arugula, and finely sliced onion
Roll up the wrap and enjoy!
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