Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Ultimate Chilli Smoked Salmon and Egg Bagel

When it comes to breakfast and setting yourself up for the day there is no better feeling than getting a bit adventurous in the kitchen. Working Monday to Friday with having my breakfast prepped the night before means that the variation and creativity isn’t really apparent on my weekday's. But when the weekend comes around, things get serious and my innovation cap goes on. I am always on the look out on social media and my favourite health blogs for something I can dish up which doesn’t take a lot of time and which requires ingredients which I have on hand. What I love about researching and creating recipes is the fact that I can switch things up and play around with what I have at home.

Every few weeks we get treated by my grandparents to fresh smoked salmon. So when I have that on hand, everyone in the house knows that it's bagel stacking time. I absolutely love having my Country Kitchens Bagel Slims, I have always loved having bagels since I was a child. These bagels are perfect for breakfast or even lunch as they are still very filling yet don’t leave you feeling bloated or uncomfortable. These bagels are not as thick and dense as a regular bagel, they are multi-seeded so they are a great source of healthy fats.

Now let's talk stacking! The only way to truly devour a delicious bagel is to begin with stacking your beautifully prepared ingredients. This is by far my favourite bagel combination as of late. This breakfast creation contains all three macro nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats.

Button mushrooms are the most used and known mushrooms which are consumed daily all over the world. Referred to as the Agaricus bisporus mushrooms or 'nature's nutritional supplement'. These mushrooms are loaded with the nutrients needed by our bodies for energy and repairing cells. Mushrooms have been linked with improving our immune system within improving circulation and fighting off infections. They are also said to help with the prevention of cancerous cells forming in our bodies. Tomatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals and are well known for good stomach health and reducing blood pressure. Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and aid with protecting the kidneys and detoxifying the body naturally. Smoked Salmon is a great source of protein, with over 15 grams in each 3 oz serving size. It is a great source of vitamin B and vitamin D which us Irish lack a lot of since we aren't in contact with much sunlight. Smoked salmon contains healthy fats such as omega 3 fatty acids which are great for healthy skin, hair and brain function. Double the protein kick with Eggs, eggs are a great source of high quality protein which 50% comes from the egg white along with vitamin B2. The egg white which is also rich in minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Eggs are known as the ‘complete’ source of protein as they contain all eight of the essential amino acids. Chilli is great for not only adding a bit of flavour and heat but it also has great nutritional benefits. They are a great source of vitamin A,B which reduces high homocysteine level, C which reduces the risk of colon cancer and E. They are also known for improving your metabolism and help with reducing the risk of heart disease.

1 Country Kitchen Multi-seeded Bagel Slim(Tesco)
Handful Button Mushrooms(Lidl)
Handful of Cherry Tomatoes(Lidl)
Smoked Salmon
Poached Egg(Lidl)
Lidl Jalapeno Tomato Relish(Lidl)


  1. Boil up water in a small saucepan. You know the water is hot enough when little bubbles begin to form along the edge of the saucepan.
  2. Sliced the button mushrooms, chop the cherry tomatoes in half and place on a small frying plan. I don’t use any oil as I find the water content from the mushrooms and the juice from the tomatoes give enough moisture to the pan.
  3. When bubbles start to form in the saucepan then swirl the water with your spoon and gently crack the egg into the swirling water. (The yolk should be soft to the touch)
  4. Toast up bagel(These bagels don't need as much time as regular bagels).
  5. While everything is cooking, prep your smoked salmon for layering.
  6. When everything is ready, lay out toasted slim bagel on your plate, first layer is your mushrooms followed by your tomatoes, smoked salmon and then your perfectly poached egg.
  7. I also like to top mine with the Lidl Jalapeno Tomato relish and some chilli flakes. Now enjoy cutting into that perfectly poached egg.

I hope ye all enjoyed this healthy and delicious breakfast recipe post,
I know I enjoyed creating and eating it!
Love Rouxella x


  1. Wow what a great and different breakfast recipe. Now to get some salmon.

  2. Haven't tried salmon on a bagel, great idea to start the stack!

  3. Sorry i have to confess that I am not a fan of salmon at all. Glad you enjoyed it tho :)

  4. I love bagel, and my filling of choice is pastrami and cream cheese. My mum would love this filling as she loves smoked salmon

  5. This looks so damn good and I'm a vegetarian hahaha. I used to love salmon and I agree it's so good for breakfast! It's nice with avocado and paprika :)

    Sarah |

  6. I would have never thought of this combo but it looks mouth-watering!!

  7. I love mushrooms, would never have thought to put them in a bagel though! This sounds lovely, I may have to give it a try :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  8. THough I dont like salmon bu tthis makes me want to try it and have a taste.

  9. This looks like my perfect way to start the weekend!

  10. I absolutely love smoked salmon bagels but tend to opt for cream cheese with mine as I am not much of a chilli fan x

  11. Im not a fan of salmon or poached egg, so maybe not the bagel for me. I like mushrooms but that would be abit boring on its own.

  12. I am going to have to try these for breakfast! Thank you for the idea x

  13. This looks absolutely lovely, can't beat chilli for breakfast. I'd probably swap out the salmon for something else (I'm a nightmare with seafood, but I'm working on it), but I know my boyfriend would love this to pieces he loves salmon! x

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  15. I'm not a fan of smoke salmon but this looks really good! I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing (:

  16. I'd probably leave out the mushrooms but other than that, it sounds so amazing!