Eggs Benedict with Salmon


Smoked salmon and rye bread add a new twist to the traditional eggs Benedict in this smoked salmon Benedict. The sauce can be set aside at room temperture for up to an hour. When ready to serve, reheat gently in a double boiler.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • ¾ cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ½ teaspoon prepared Dijon-style mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce

  • 8 eggs

  • 8 slices rye bread

  • 8 ounces smoked salmon, cut into thin slices

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

  • 1 teaspoon capers, for garnish


  1. To make the sauce: In the top of a double boiler, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, egg yolks, mustard, salt, sugar, pepper, and hot sauce. Cook over simmering water, stirring constantly, 6 to 8 minutes, or until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.

  2. In a large stock pot, heat 2 quarts of salted water to a boil. Carefully break eggs one at a time into boiling water. When all eggs have been added, reduce the heat to medium. When eggs float to the top, remove them with a slotted spoon and let drain briefly.

  3. To assemble final dish: Toast bread slices and place on warm plates. Top each piece of toast with a slice of smoked salmon and a hot poached egg. Drizzle with yogurt sauce; garnish with parsley and capers.

    close up view of an Eggs Benedict with a Salmon fillet, garnished with green onions on a white plate
    Relyn Corbo-Lazaro

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
9g Fat
18g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 271mg 90%
Sodium 617mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 236mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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