Nordic Breakfast Delight


Start your morning with a Nordic Breakfast Delight, a wholesome and energizing meal that embodies the simplicity and purity of Nordic cuisine. This recipe features rye bread, smoked salmon, and poached eggs, complemented with fresh dill and a side of pickled cucumbers, offering a balance of flavors and textures.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: N/A
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serving: 2


  1. 4 slices of dark rye bread
  2. 4 eggs
  3. 200g smoked salmon
  4. 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  5. 1/2 cup white vinegar
  6. 1 tablespoon sugar
  7. 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
  9. 1 tablespoon olive oil (for poaching eggs)


  1. Pickled Cucumbers:
    • Combine white vinegar, sugar, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Add thinly sliced cucumbers and half of the dill. Let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Poached Eggs:
    • Fill a pan with water, add olive oil, and bring to a gentle simmer. Crack each egg into a cup and gently pour into the water. Poach for 3-4 minutes until the whites are set but the yolks remain runny. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
  3. Assembly:
    • Toast the rye bread slices. Place smoked salmon on each slice of bread, top with a poached egg, and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with the remaining dill.
  4. Serve:
    • Arrange the pickled cucumbers alongside the salmon-topped rye bread and serve immediately.


  • The key to this dish is using high-quality ingredients for the best flavors.
  • Rye bread can be replaced with any whole-grain bread for a different texture.
  • For a creamier texture, add a dollop of skyr or Greek yogurt on the side.

Nutritional Information per Serving (Based on USDA Guidelines):

  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sodium: 950mg
  • Sugars: 5g

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