Quick & Easy Zucchini Egg Scramble

For a quick, easy and nutritious breakfast, try this egg and zucchini scramble with smoked salmon and cherry tomatoes. It’s gluten-free, low-carb, keto, Whole30 and paleo-friendly.

egg zucchini scramble with smoked salmon

If you’re like me, you will often find a leftover (sometimes sad-looking) zucchini hiding at the back of the fridge. Often, it’s just half of a zucchini and you get stuck thinking what to do with it. Well, today’s egg scramble recipe is my go-to solution for using up unwanted zucchini.

The cool thing about zucchini, or courgette as it is also known, is that it’s very neutral tasting. It makes a perfect canvas for dishing up sauces such as Bolognese or Prawn Arrabbiata, and you can use it in muffins, bread and meatballs. It’s THE perfect vegetable to hide inside other things. Parents, I hope you’re reading this!

So, using it in an egg zucchini scramble is great if you want to add some veggies to your breakfast while not actually tasting or seeing the green zucchini. It adds a few extra nutrients too.


Egg scrambled with zucchini +smoked salmon on the side


What I like about this recipe is that it’s totally fuss-free. You slice up the zucchini and spring onion (scallions), cook them briefly, and scramble through with the eggs. It has a couple of tasty additions, but otherwise, it’s awesomely simple.

I like to serve it with smoked salmon and tomatoes but you can easily have it as is with a side of fruit or berries, or some roasted sweet potatoes that you can make ahead of time. And, this is great for a late-night dinner!

This recipe is perfect for those doing my paleo program or other similar programs like Whole30.



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Egg and zucchini scramble

Zucchini Egg Scramble

  • Author: Irena Macri
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Scrambled
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Spring onions and zucchini scrambled eggs are quick and easy for a nutritious breakfast. Served with omega-3’s rich smoked salmon and cherry tomatoes for extra vitamins. This low-carb and paleo-friendly dish is simple yet delicious.


  • 1/2 medium green zucchini
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 spring onions (scallion), white and green parts chopped
  • 1/2 clove of garlic, finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder or curry powder (both are optional but tasty)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + a pinch of pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill (other herbs can be used)
  • 5080 g smoked salmon and a few cherry tomatoes (if you like)


  1. Slice the zucchini into thin matchsticks, also knows as julienning, and set aside.
  2. In a medium frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add most of the chopped onion (reserve the chopped green parts for garnish). Sauté for a minute, stirring a couple of times, then add the garlic, zucchini, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring a few times, for about 2 minutes until softened.
  3. Whisk the eggs and pour into the pan. Scramble together with the vegetables for about a minute, until just cooked through. Sprinkle with fresh dill and serve with salmon and tomatoes, or other preferred sides.


  • Serving Size: Half of the egg scramble, 30 g smoked salmon + 3 cherry tomatoes
  • Calories: 365
  • Sugar: 3.3 g
  • Sodium: 460.3 mg
  • Fat: 23.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 32.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 418.5 mg

Keywords: Eggs, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-free, Low-Carb, Keto

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Irena Macri
By Irena Macri

About the author: Hi, I’m Irena Macri. I share easy, delicious recipes with a healthy twist. I’ve been food blogging for over 10 years and have a Diploma in Nutrition & Weight Management. I believe in a balanced diet with an occasional cookie and cheesy pasta. More about me here. Sign-up for my newsletter and subscriber freebies.

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