Lox and Bagel Breakfast Bowl

For a healthy, simple and gorgeous way to start your morning, try Lox and Bagel Breakfast Bowl.  This fresh bowl filled with all things wonderful and topped with a lemon-honey dressing will satisfy all tastes.

I typically make myself a breakfast that’s very healthy and delicious:  my go-to is a fried egg laid over peppery arugula, with cukes, chopped tomatoes and red bell pepper on the side.  All I need is some good salt and freshly ground pepper and I am very, very happy.

I make my own cured salmon (it’s so easy, you must try it!) and started adding that to my plate instead of the egg, or sometimes with it!  

But, I could never get the look right to be able to photograph it well, so I decided to switch it up a bit…how about a bowl versus a plate?  How about hard-boiled eggs instead of a fried egg?  And how about pickled red onions, capers and dill to top it and pop it? Yes, yes and yes!

The components are simple:

arugula or romaine for the base of the bowl

halved cherry tomatoes

sliced mini or Persian


thinly sliced cured salmon (try either Beet-Cured Salmon Gravlax or Sugar & Salt-Cured Salmon) or store-bought smoked salmon

Quick-pickled red onions

hard-boiled eggs



lemon, honey, olive oil for the dressing

This recipe comes together in no time, especially if the salmon, red onions and hard-boiled eggs are all prepped ahead of time.

Now, time for a relaxing Sunday morning!

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Lox and Bagel Breakfast Bowl

Makes: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


Lemon Dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt


  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce or arugula
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sliced cucumber
  • 6 oz Sugar & Salt-Cured Salmon or store-bought smoked salmon, sliced
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, halved
  • 1 tbsp capers, drained
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • Quick Pickled Red Onions, optional
  • Bagels or bagel crisps, for garnish


For the dressing, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, honey, lemon zest and salt. Set aside.

To assemble the bowls, place lettuce in 4 serving bowls. Divide tomatoes, cucumbers, smoked salmon, eggs, capers and dill between the bowls. Garnish with Quick Pickled Red Onions, if desired. Drizzle dressing over top and garnish each serving with bagel crisps. Serve with more dressing on the side.

Recipe adapted from Bite Me More


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