Eggs are often considered a ‘superfood’ because of their many health benefits. One of the best ways to consume eggs is by making an omelette for breakfast, and there are many delicious and nutritious omelette recipes to choose from.
Most omelette recipes you find online will include lots of veggies, making them extra healthy. The base of an omelette is always at least 1 – 3 eggs.
Eggs are a low calorie, highly nutritious food that happen to be a great low-carb option for those on a low-carb diet. Eggs are a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin D, Folate, Phosphorus, Selenium, and zinc.
One egg even contains 100mg of Choline. Choline is an important nutrient that is used to build cell membranes and helps communication between neurons. Choline helps your liver and brain function optimally.
Eggs are considered a heart-healthy food, and eggs also are one of the foods that can reduce anxiety. This is because eggs contain decent amounts of tryptophan, an amino acid helpful for creating serotonin.
Eggs are also a fantastic source of healthy protein, with approximately 6 grams of protein per egg.
If you buy omega-3 enriched eggs, these are even better to make your omelettes with, due to the many health benefits of omega-3.
Omelettes are one of the easiest, healthiest, and most nutritious breakfasts to make. There are many variations of delicious omelette recipes to try out.
Omelette Recipes: The Basics of Making the Perfect Omelette
When it comes to the best omelette recipes, you’ll want to include other superfoods that are fantastic for your health, such as fresh spinach and other vegetables.
Eggs already have a good amount of protein, but you may even want to add extra protein, by adding some ham or smoked salmon to your omelette.
Typically, the spinach and other vegetables are sauteed in the frying pan first, before adding the eggs. Use a little bit of butter or olive oil in the pan, and ideally, you’ll use a non-stick frying pan that’s a little on the smaller side, especially if you’re only making one omelette.
Many people like to whisk their eggs in a separate bowl first, before adding them to the pan. You can put a little bit of milk in as well, and whisk the milk with the egg mixture. Add salt and pepper as well, if you like.
If you want a cheesy omelette, it’s best to add some cheese during the beginning stages of cooking your omelette and add a little more cheese once your omelette is about finished cooking. To cook the perfect omelette, you have to keep the heat on low-medium and keep an eye on it so that you don’t burn or overcook your eggs. If you want your omelette to be light and fluffy, you can’t overcook it.
Your frying pan should be coated in butter or oil, and the eggs should be added when the pan is already warm. When the surface of the omelette in the pan does not jiggle when you shake the pan, you can then add your remaining fillings such as tomatoes, ham, or peppers. You’ll then want to fold or flip your omelette, and don’t leave it unattended, as you’ll risk burning it or overcooking it.
Below are some tasty and easy omelette recipes to try out:
Grape Tomatoes and Feta Omelette
Tomato and feta are two ingredients that go hand-in-hand. They taste delicious together. Cut your grape tomatoes in half, sprinkle some salt and pepper on your tomatoes, and split them in half. Cook half of the tomatoes for a minute in the pan first to soften them, then add the egg mixture and add the rest of the tomatoes. The feta can be added with the egg mixture. Salt and pepper your omelette to taste.
Broccoli and Cheese Omelette
If you have leftover broccoli from dinner, add it to your omelette! Or, cook some broccoli and use it in your omelette along with the cheese of your choice. Cheddar cheese tastes great with broccoli.
Dill and Green Onion Omelette
Few people experiment with dill in omelettes, but it’s absolutely delicious to add some dill and spring onion to your omelette. You’ll want to chop your dill into fine pieces so that you can sprinkle it into your egg mixture. Feel free to add some cheese to this omelette recipe if you like a cheesy omelette.
Swiss Cheese and Spinach Omelette
Spinach is one of the healthiest ingredients to add to an omelette. Add a generous portion of spinach to it, and some swiss cheese.
Deluxe Veggie Omelette
Deluxe vegetarian means that instead of using only a couple of veggies as your omelette fillings, you use 5 vegetables or more in your omelette. Many people who love veggie omelettes enjoy combining mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, onions, sundried tomatoes, and more.
Ham and Swiss Omelette
Ham and swiss taste great together, but you can also make a ham and cheddar omelette which would be equally delicious. Many people like to buy a roast ham and chop it into small cube-shaped pieces for their omelette, but you can also use sliced ham from the deli that you rip up into smaller pieces. You can make the omelette as cheesy as you like, with swiss or cheddar cheese.
Corn Salsa Omelette
You can make salsa from scratch, or buy salsa at the store, but the secret ingredient is to add a few spoonfuls of sweet corn. It tastes delicious in an omelette, and it’s a great option for those who want a flavorful omelette without cheese.
Black Bean and Monterey Jack Omelette
This Mexican-style omelette is cheesy and flavorful. The black beans add a lot of extra nutrients, and it’s very easy to just open a can of black beans and pour some into the pan. Monterey Jack cheese goes well with black beans, as does mozzarella. If you want to get fancy, you can add some pulled chicken (pre-cooked).
Mushroom, Green Pepper and Cheese Omelette
Just like mushrooms and green pepper taste great together on a pizza, they also go well together in an omelette. In fact, mushrooms are one of the tastiest and most popular ingredients to add to an omelette.
Chorizo and Spinach Omelette
Although you’ll add more calories to your omelette by adding pieces of chorizo sausage, it tastes incredible and you should treat yourself every now and then. If you’re not a vegetarian, you should definitely try chorizo in your omelette, because when it comes to omelette recipes, chorizo is one of the tastiest additions.
Turkey, Swiss and Tomato Omelette
A classic for sandwiches, turkey, swiss cheese and tomato are a trio that go well together in various scenarios, including in omelettes. You only need to use a little bit of each ingredient to get the mouth-watering taste.
Red Pepper and Parmesan Omelette
Red pepper and parmesan are two ingredients that go great together. It’s recommended to sautee the red peppers in your pan first, to get them extra flavorful before you add the egg mixture to the pan. The parmesan cheese can be added once the egg mixture is moist, but doesn’t jiggle when you shake the pan.
Chives, Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Omelette
For this omelette, don’t add the smoked salmon until the omelette is plated. Simply layer your lox on top of the omelette. The cream cheese can be added either after or during cooking the omelette.
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