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.
- #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.