Shiitake Mushroom & Red Bell Pepper Frittata with Smoked Salmon

Prep Time
12 mins.
Cook Time
12 mins.
Recipe by: John La Puma, MD, ChefMD®

This is an easy, open-faced omelet, spiced with turmeric, which is activated by the heat and the little bit of oil, plus a sprinkle of black pepper, which combine to help you absorb the good, immunity-building anti-inflammatory compounds in turmeric. An easy, immunity-enhancing open-faced omelet for brunch or breakfast— great for snacks too.

Make This Recipe


6 Eggland’s Best eggs, large

2 tablespoons olive oil

6 ounces shiitake mushrooms stems minced fine, caps sliced 1/4” wide

6 ounces red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

3 tablespoons milk, preferably almond or oat milk

2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, divided

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 ounces smoked salmon, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons Greek yogurt


  1. Heat a 10-inch skillet with sloped sides over medium heat. Add olive oil; after 30 seconds, add mushroom caps and bell pepper; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk, 1 tablespoon of thyme, and salt and pepper. Stir in smoked salmon. Set aside.
  4. Add turmeric and black pepper to the skillet, stirring for a few seconds. Stop stirring, and pour egg mixture into skillet over vegetables; mix well.
  5. With a spatula, press vegetables down into an even layer under the egg mixture. Cook without stirring until eggs are set on bottom, about 5 minutes. (Center will be wet.) Transfer to broiler; broil 4 to 5 inches from heat source 2 minutes or until eggs are set.
  6. Cut into wedges.
  7. Drop on spoonfuls of yogurt and sprinkle the remaining one tablespoon thyme over frittata before serving.

Recipe Notes: Crimini mushrooms may replace the shiitake mushrooms but with less savoriness. 2 teaspoons dried thyme may replace the fresh thyme. Crush the dried herb for extra aroma. Lox that is not salty may replace the smoked salmon.


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Information per Serving
Serving Size 4
Calories 240
Fat 16.45g
Saturated Fat 4.2g
Cholesterol 289mg
Sodium 378mg
Carbohydrates 12.3g
Dietary Fiber 1.8g
Protein 12.1g