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Diet Meal Recipes: Smoked Salmon and Spinach Spelt Pancakes

Diet Meal Recipes: Smoked Salmon and Spinach Spelt Pancakes

This is like a giant smoked-salmon-topped blini and great for breakfast, brunch or even lunch. Spelt makes a nice change and has a sweet nutty flavour, but regular flour can be used in its place if you prefer. The pancake is easy to make and cooks quickly but is nonetheless impressive. A note from Eatopic: If you don’t have time to make the pancakes try toasted spelt bread or even share a wholemeal bagel if you like.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast & Brunch, Easy Recipes, Seafood
Servings 2
Calories 530 kcal


  • #For the Pancakes#
  • 2 tablespoons spelt flour
  • 4 heaped tablespoons unsweetened natural yoghurt (about 4% fat)
  • 1 medium free-range egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest and wedges to garnish
  • Large handful baby spinach leaves, plus small leaves to garnish
  • Pinch of flaked sea salt, such as Maldon
  • 100% mild and light olive oil spray
  • #To Finish#
  • 100g smoked salmon
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened natural yoghurt (about 4% fat)
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • In medium bowl use a balloon whisk to mix the flour, yoghurt, egg, bicarbonate of soda and most of the lemon zest, reserving a little for garnish. Tear the spinach leaves by hand into small bits and add to the mixture with a pinch of salt. Mix well to combine.
  • Place a wide non-stick frying pan on a medium heat and lightly spray with oil. Spoon the mixture into the pan in two circles and cook for 2-3 minutes each 1 side. Remove and rest the pancakes on a plate for 1 minute.
  • Top each pancake with a few small spinach leaves, then the smoked salmon. Finish off with a tablespoon of yoghurt on each pancake, a sprinkle of lemon zest and some freshly ground black pepper.
Keyword Diet Recipes, Fish recipes, Salmon recipes, Smoked, Under 30 min