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Seven Layers Salmon Egg Benedict

April 21, 2018 (Last Updated: February 21, 2022)
Seven Layers Salmon Egg Benedict

While I find it easy now to bake a grain-free, lectin-free bread, I don’t always feel like it. Lettuce is a great replacement for bread in many dishes. This salmon egg Benedict was what I had for brunch today, my only meal until dinner (which is cooking in the oven and smells amazing).

Seven layers of goodness

That is romaine lettuce, avocado, smoked wild-caught salmon, pasture-raised egg, chives, olives and almond ricotta. Lots of extra Virgin Olive Oil, lemon juice for the salmon and avocado, salt and pepper. This is brainpower, so many amazing ingredients for this filling and tasty breakfast.

This recipe is part of The Ultimate Lectin-Free Breakfast Guide, Recipe Round-Up, check it out for more tasty and satisfying lectin-free breakfast ideas.

Salmon Egg Benedict on a Bed of Lettuce

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By Claudia Curici Serves: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • few leaves romaine lettuce or butter lettuce, washed and dry
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 oz smoked wild-caught salmon
  • fresh chives, washed and dried
  • 1 pasture-raised egg
  • 2 - 3 tbsp almond ricotta
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (or more, to taste)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or more)
  • few Kalamata olives
  • salt and pepper to taste



First step is to make sure your lettuce and chives are washed and dry.


Start making the poached egg (I used a silicone mold, is much easier).


Meanwhile, prepare all the ingredients on a cutting board or platter. Slice the avocado at the end and drizzle with lemon juice so it doesn't oxidize. also add salt. Drizzle the salmon with lemon juice.


Start preparing your plate: add the lettuce first, top with avocado, salmon, chives, ricotta, drizzle some more lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. Add the olives.


When the egg is ready add on top. Salt and pepper. Add more chives, drizzle with more extra virgin olive oil.

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  • Reply
    Connie Johnson
    June 28, 2020 at 7:27 am

    This looks delicious! So the salmon is raw, right? Also, where did you purchase almond ricotts, I have not seen that before? I enjoy your site very much. Thank you so much for creating and sharing your recipes!

    • Reply
      June 28, 2020 at 9:28 am

      Hi Connie, thank you so much for your message and kind words, The salmon is smoked, not raw. You find Almond ricotta in Whole Foods, or other speciality stores. The brand is Kite Hill. xx

  • Reply
    September 9, 2018 at 10:27 am

    How you fo poach egg in silicone? I used to boil water and just pour the egg in it.

    • Reply
      September 9, 2018 at 11:25 am

      You can do it both ways. If you put it in silicone all the white will stay together. Plus some people haven’t mastered the art of just making a poached egg in water. It doesn’t really matter how as long as you can do it. xx

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