Lox and Cream Cheese Mini Omelettes #SundaySupper

lox and cream cheese omelet
lox omelet whole

Say,”Cheese please!” This week Sunday Supper spotlights all things cheesy. No, not cheap, unpleasant, or blatantly inauthentic (thank you Merriam-Webster) but glorious, tasty, everything-tastes-better-with cheese.

Thank you Angie from http://www.bigbearswife.com/ for hosting this event.

One cheese dish that came to mind was from back in my deli days. Breakfast specialties were omelettes of all kinds sizzling in the pans. Sunday’s brought leisurely diners stopping by after church to eat together. Regulars of all religons patronized the little deli but one omelet stood out as a customer favorite. We only made this on Sundays using the freshest smoked salmon my boss could find. I’d slice it paper thin, almost see-through for lox and cream cheese bagels, and of course for our Sunday Special Lox and Onion Omelette with Cream Cheese.

This isn’t as much a recipe as it is flavor combination. I used Nova lox smoked salmon, which is less saltly and lighter cured than traditional smoked salmon we used to call, “belly salmon”. Any New Yorkers in the audience that can help a PA girl out by letting me know if its still Nova verses Belly wars out there?

You can make these omelettes any size you wish. For a mini omelette I used one egg whisked with a little milk.

lox omelet ingredients

    Ingredients per omelette

  • 1 egg whisked with a little milk (about a teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped lox
  • 1 teaspoon chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cream cheese
  • capers, optional


Spray a small skillet with cooking spray.

Saute onion, lox and tomatoes for about 1 minute over medium-high heat.
lox fried
Add egg and cook until almost set, add cream cheese and cook until set.
lox and eggs omelet
Fold over and top with capers. Serve with bagels with lox spread if desired.
lox omelet whole

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Lox and Cream Cheese Mini Omelettes #SundaySupper
  • ■1 egg whisked with a little milk (about a teaspoon)
  • ■1 teaspoon chopped lox
  • ■1 teaspoon chopped red onion
  • ■1 teaspoon chopped tomatoes
  • ■1 teaspoon cream cheese
  • ■capers, optional
  1. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Saute onion, lox and tomatoes for about 1 minute over medium-high heat.
  3. Add egg and cook until almost set, add cream cheese and cook until set.
  4. Fold over and top with capers. Serve with bagels with lox spread if desired.
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59 Responses to Lox and Cream Cheese Mini Omelettes #SundaySupper

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  3. Hezzi-D says:

    I really enjoy lox and cream cheese on my bagels. I think I’d love putting this omelet right on top of my bagel for a bagel sandwich!
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  7. Perfect for a weekend breakfast!!
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  9. Renee says:

    What a fabulous breakfast! It’s making me crave an omelette and I already had my breakfast. Perhaps lunch maybe? Oh yea, that would work.
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  11. These are like my favorite bagels in omelette form! YUM!
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  12. Cindy… this is my kind of omelette…. love love love lox and cheese!

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  15. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    What a lovely recipe! Low carb, flavorful and pretty- love it!

  16. Doesn´t get much better than this for a wonderful brunch or lunch!
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  18. love the idea of a mini omelet! i think i could even have this during the week! 😉
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  20. Susan says:

    I can’t help you, because I’m a bad NYer, I don’t care for lox! Smoked whitefish is more my piece of cake (heh, no pun). However, my hubs would be all over this.
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  22. What a unique omelet recipe – very creative!
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  24. These might be mini omelets but they do not look mini on the flavor!
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  25. Tara says:

    This is one of our favorite combination of flavors, awesome!! All three of us would love this!!
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  26. Oh wow what creative omelet fillings. I would love this any time of the day. :)
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  27. Sarah says:

    Two of my faves in an omelet! Add some asparagus and I’m all in :-)
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  28. Oh my, this omelet sounds delicious!

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  30. How clever to put bagel toppers in an omelet!
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  31. I have to be honest, I’ve never had lox – however it does look pretty darn good! I would put that on top of my bagel! YUM Cindy!

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  33. Stacy says:

    Omelets are one of our favorite weekend breakfasts, as are bagels and cream cheese with smoked salmon. What a winning combination of the two! I love it!
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  34. I’ve never had lox. But my hubby loves smoked salmon, so I think I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!
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  35. Liz says:

    Whoa, this is one amazing omelet! I adore lox and all the accoutrements…and know how extraordinary this would taste!!!!
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  36. Katy says:

    Very cute omelettes! Great idea to serve with a bagel!
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  37. Heavenly breakfast, lunch and dinner offering, Cindy. Seriously, cream cheese and lox in an omelet works so well any time of day. And with a bit of love and care tossed in, I can see why it was a hit at your deli =)

  38. Soni says:

    Love omlettes and could have it for my breakfast, lunch or dinner :) So yumm…
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  41. Who would have thought to use bagel toppings in an omelette? Awesome!
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  42. Cindy, this is perfection. I wish I were eating this for dinner tonight! I especially like that you used a lower sodium salmon – I love lox/smoked salmon but find sometimes that it’s too salty.
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  43. This is the perfect combo…I would absolutely love it as a bagel sandwich!
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  44. miriam says:

    When I was growing up in New York in the 50’s and 60’s, my family had bagels and lox every Sunday morning; my mother got the tradition from her mother and it was our only real family ritual. In college I got to taste both kinds of salmon; the one I knew and loved – the salty kind – was belly lox; I never heard it called belly salmon. Nova Scotia salmon struck me as, in the words of one writer, “plastic lox, imitation lox, lox for people who don’t like lox.”

    One Sunday in the New York Times, Craig Claiborne saluted some foods he considered exquisite – among them was Nova Scotia salmon. I had to chortle: Craig Claiborne likes plastic lox!

    After the price of salmon shot up, and people began watching their salt, nova was the fashionable salmon, real lox became harder to find, and my family became unaccustomed to it (I can’t speak for anyone but my family). But after several decades we concluded that either our palates had changed, or nova had gotten saltier. I don’t think there are real wars anymore – for a real war to take place, both kinds must be easily available.

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