Salmon Breakfast Quesadillas

Hi Friends!

Just popping in to share one of my new fav breakfasts with you:

Salmon Breakfast Quesadillas


Change up your breakfast routine and try this breakfast quesadilla packed with salmon, black beans and eggs!


We’re gonna keep this short and sweet because I feel like I have so much to do to get things organized before I start my next internship rotation on Monday! Luckily I made some good progress yesterday and hopefully today can be just as productive. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Ok, so let’s talk about these dillas. They’re the perfect way to use up leftover salmon. We try to eat salmon several times a month around her and usually have a piece or two leftover, so I love to make these on the weekend. They’re perfect for after crossfit! Plus, they reheat well so I always try to make an extra one so that hubby can have it for breakfast on Monday.

Like most quesadillas, these are totally customizable! I tend to just use whatever I have in the fridge.

Here’s my latest version:

Serves 1

Salmon Breakfast Quesadillas

This unique breakfast recipe is completely customizable and packed with nutrition. It will have you believing that salmon is the new bacon.

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Salmon Breakfast Quesadillas


leftover salmon, flaked
black beans
scrambled eggs
whole wheat tortillas


  1. Sprinkle a little cheese on one half of a tortilla.
  2. Layer other ingredients on the same half of the tortilla.
  3. Top with another sprinkle of cheese.
  4. Fold the tortilla in half.
  5. Place on a griddle or George Foreman grill and heat until cheese is bubbly and the outside of the tortilla is golden brown.


Easy, right? Feel free to add or leave out ingredients based on what you have on hand!

salmon breakfast quesadilla 2

These are salmon breakfast quesadillas are protein packed, super simple to make and are great for a lazy weekend breakfast or a quick grab-and-go breakfast during the week. If you want to kick them up a notch, throw in a little goat cheese as well! YUMMMM.


Change up your breakfast routine and try this breakfast quesadilla packed with salmon, black beans and eggs!


Let’s chat: Are you a fan of breakfast quesadillas?


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. OMG yum. that is all.
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  2. Although I am not a ‘fish’ person. I am starting to warm up to the idea of Salmon. But… for breakfast… not sure. BUT your recipe DOES look yummy!! I just might have to suggest this breakfast meal to my husband (who loves seafood).
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  3. Ok, never would of thought of that combo! Mmmm. I love quesadillas so why not for breakfast? I get quite bored of my usual bfast foods.
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  4. I love breakfast burritos – guess I never thought about making it into a quesadilla, but this sounds and looks yummy! Love that you threw in the salmon!
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  5. Ohhhh… this will be happening tomorrow morning! I have some mustard-roasted salmon that would be amazing with eggs and spinach in a pita. Brilliant!!
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  6. These look amazing!
    I love salmon but hasn’t thought to try it as a breakfast food…now I’m drooling for breakfast!
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  7. I’m a fan of quesadillas morning, noon and night. Yum!
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  8. Becky @ Olives n Wine says:

    I <3 salmon quesadillas! I've never tried them with beans or quinoa before – what a great idea :)
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  9. These could be breakfast, lunch, or dinner quesadillas!
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  10. I’m definitely sending this to a client of mine who likes to have salmon in the morning with his…..oats. I think this sounds much better!
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  11. Wow, this is definitely creative. I LOVE salmon. It’s been entirely too long since I’ve had it!
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  12. Oh yum!!! I just made myself salmon…next time I’ll know to make extras! :)
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  13. These look SO good. Okay, so I’ll admit I am a little skeptical of reheating leftover salmon, but this recipe looks so easy, I think I’m going to have to try it! :)
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  14. My dear, I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed by a delicious post of yours. And this one is no different. Yum!! I’ll DEFINITELY be making this within the month. At least once. :)
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  15. Haven’t had a breakfast quesadilla in ages…that will probably change this morning! Holy yum.
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  16. Yum! I love salmon and your quesadillas look absolutely tasty!! :) Good luck preparing for your rotation!!
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  17. I might have to try this with another fish, as I am NOT a salmon lover. Hubby would love this combo, though!
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  18. Breakfast quesadillas are good, but fish for breakfast is not my thing… maybe for brunch, maybe.

  19. These look so good. For whatever, my taste buds like to keep things bland and simple in the morning, but I’m for sure going to give these dillas a go for lunch! 😀
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  20. Mmmm I’m a ‘dilla girl. Unforchunately, salmon makes my fingers crawl. Ick, I just don’t like it. I’d love to try these, swapping in chicken instead. Must try ’em!
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  21. these look great. I’m a huge fan of breakfast quesadillas burritos wraps all that good stuff!!
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  22. Yum, yum! I’m always looking for ways to sneak in more Omega 3’s .. this is a great idea.. bet Marcus loved it too!
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  23. I’m a HUGE fan of any sort of quesadilla. They are easy and versatile and somehow everything tastes good thrown into a tortilla. 😉 Happy almost Friday!
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  24. I always forget about the lovely combination that is salmon and eggs. These sound delicious – like all your quesadillas!
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  25. How funny! I had a leftover salmon, and I couldn’t figure out what to do with it. I toyed with the idea of a burrito, but didn’t know what to add with the salmon. This looks great! Do you think it would freeze well?

  26. Hey Lindsay – I guess I’m not the first one here that’s totally intrigued by the Quinoa, Smoked Salmon and Black Bean combo….especially with eggs in breakfast form. Kudos on pulling it all together!
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  27. The eggs, salmon, and black beans sounds like such a good combination! I definitely have to try this one day. I also love the idea of using the grill rather than the oven.
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