The Deluxe Veggie Omelet
Everyone loves a good omelet right? It was one of my favorites as a kid, and still is today. I may have gone a little overboard with the veggies, but this omelet was filling and delicious, so no regrets here ☺️
What you'll need:
2 egg whites
1 tbsp water
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
Dash of salt
3 tbsp yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 tbsp red onion, diced
2-3 Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach (I used the organic kale/spinach blend from Costco)
1 green onion, chopped
4 grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup shredded cheese (I like cheddar or Mexican blend, but it's up to you!)
Olive oil cooking spray
Putting it all together:
First, preheat a medium skillet to med-low. Spray with olive oil then add the red onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and spinach/kale. Sauté just until tender, then move to a bowl. You can use the same pan for the omelet, just make sure to spray with a little olive oil once more to prevent the egg from sticking, and also reduce heat slightly to avoid over-cooking the bottom:
In a bowl, combine the egg, egg whites, water (this was a step my mom always did when making omelet and hers were perfect!) and all seasonings. Whisk together until well incorporated then pour into the preheated skillet.
My trick to making sure all the egg is cooked before veggies go on (without flipping/tearing) is to slightly lift the edges of the omelet and allow some of the raw egg on top to flow to the bottom 😉 This helps it cook faster and will also make the edges a little thicker and less subject to tearing when you fold it over.
when all the egg is cooked through, sprinkle the cheese over the whole surface of the omelet. On one half, layer the cooked veggies, and top with the fresh green onions and tomato before folding over. This omelet was humongous, and ended up making enough for my husband and 20 month old to enjoy as well. I hope you will enjoy this recipe, please let me know what you think!
Nutritional info (for entire omelet which could be one serving if you have a big appetite!)
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Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.