Brunch is one of our favorite meals. On almost every Sunday we relax in the morning, Rick works in the garden and I cook a brunch for both of us. Omelettes are a treat I often make, with a variety of ingredients.
Now that it’s summer and our tomatoes are ripe, I try to include them every time. We also are lucky to have a source of fresh eggs from friends with chickens- the yolks are so golden orange they make a beautiful sight, and taste really different, rich and flavorful.
I always add at least two vegetables to the mix. This omelette has spinach, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes from our garden.
Often we also have chicken sausages, and whole wheat toast (Rick has one slice, and usually I do too); with goat cheese (me) and Almond Butter (Rick) for a satisfying low carb meal. And yes, I have to have my coffee!
Fresh Vegetable Omelette
INGREDIENTS (serves 2-3)
- 4-6 eggs, depending on size (we get whatever size our friends’ chickens lay!), lightly beaten
- 1 cup fresh spinach, washed, and stems removed (I use baby spinach if possible so I don’t bother chopping.)
- 1/3 large or 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- Tomatoes, chopped into 1/2″ pieces; I use 1 cup as I love them!
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup mushrooms- chopped or sliced; your choice (I used fresh Shitake mushrooms this time, but also Cremini, and others that are fresh in the farmer’s market near us.)
- 2 Tbsp. Butter, 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- Tarragon, savory and/or Herbs de Provence; salt free seasonings and pepper to taste
1. Melt 1Tbsp. of butter in a medium frying pan, on medium heat. Add the Tbsp. of oil, and when hot, the onions (they should sizzle). Saute until transparent, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the tomatoes, and saute til soft, another 4-5 minutes. (most of the skins will come off – remove some from the pan at this point if you wish)
3. Rinse the spinach and add to the pan, stirring quickly for 1-2 minutes.
4. Add the remaining butter. Turn the heat to med low or low. Add the beaten eggs and, with a flexible spatula, go under and around the edges of the mixture, until the bottom is firm, about 5-6 Minutes. Fold the omelette over, so that the middle cooks to your liking.
5. Season to taste.
6. Serve with whole grain toast, sausages, etc.– your choice! And, of course, good, fresh, strong coffee!