Spinach omelette made with eggs, fresh spinach, spices and herbs. Learning to make an omelette is a cooking technique that, once mastered, will give you a solid method that can be altered and adjusted to suit your likes. With this spinach version, you will be getting a recipe that will deliver a delicious and healthy meal that you can feel good about. With great flavor and nutrition, your family will be sure to enjoy it.
Omelette is a dish that has connections to many different cuisines around the world. There are many versions that feature slightly different cooking methods and a number of preparations that vary a bit from culture to culture.
The one thing that rings true about the omelette is that it is made from beaten eggs that are cooked in a skillet or frying pan until firm. They are usually served folded over with some sort of filling.
As far as what to fill an omelette with, there are so many variations. An omelette can be simply seasoned with fresh herbs. It is very common to fill an omelette with vegetables or meat, and often with cheese or a selection of a number of things. You can really make it to suit your taste, with seasonings and herbs to customize it as you would enjoy it best.
My recipe features spinach which is an addition that adds flavor, nutrients, and color to your omelette. Because it is high in vitamins and minerals including iron, vitamin E, and magnesium, you can feel good cooking it for yourself and for your family.
With its bright green color and mild flavor, it works well in an omelette. Add to that the fact that it cooks quickly, and you have yourself the makings of a perfect omelette. Here is what you need
- Eggs: The freshest eggs are the building blocks of a good omelette. They are a great way to start the day. With the added benefit of iron, vitamins and minerals you are getting a high-quality protein that will satisfy your appetite. Choose fresh organic or free-range eggs.
- Ginger: Fresh ginger brings amazing flavor to this spinach omelette, and the benefits of cooking with it also can help to improve digestion, build immunity and provide anti-oxidants.
- Turmeric: Beyond adding great flavor and a beautiful golden color to this spinach omelette, turmeric delivers health benefits. Add it to this omelette for a bonus of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
- Cilantro: With a bright, unique flavor, cilantro delivers added benefits of improved digestion. Add this to your omelette for eliminating stomach upset.
- Herbs: Oregano, thyme, chives, and basil all bring amazing flavor to an spinach omelette. Feel free to get a bit creative and experiment with a variety of herbs.
- Black Pepper: With anti-inflammatory properties, black pepper is a fine way to season your omelette. Add more or less, depending on your palette.
- Milk: You can add milk to your eggs when you beat them, if you like it and can tolerate it. It will add calcium and protein, though this recipe works fine without it, as well.
- Cheese: Whether you prefer something soft and mild or sharp and pungent, cheese is a great way to elevate your spinach omelette. With our without it, this omelette is delicious, so feel free to adjust according to your liking.
How to make a spinach omelette
There are 2 ways you can make this spinach omelette. I have shown one method here and have added instructions for both methods in the recipe card.
1. When making an omelette, it is optimal to prepare any fillings before you begin to cook your eggs. So clean and chop first. Pluck spinach and coriander leaves. Rinse them in a large pot of water. Drain them completely. Chop them along with chilies if using. Grate or mince ginger. Here is what you need
- 1 cup spinach fine chopped
- ¼ cup coriander leaves (cilantro)
- 1 green chili chopped (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon ginger (optional)
2. Add them to a bowl. You can also break the eggs to the bowl first, then add the other ingredients.
3. Add ¼ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon turmeric and ¼ teaspoon ginger. If you do not like ginger just skip it.
4. Mix them up.
5. Break 2 to 3 eggs.
6. Beat until frothy.
7. Heat a pan with 1 half to tablespoon oil, ghee or butter.
8. Pour the egg mixture. Spread the spinach all over.
9. Cook on a medium heat. When the base is set, turn it.
10. Cook it until completely done on both the sides.
11. Sprinkle oregano and pepper if you like. You can also add some grated cheese if you like.
How to serve
Omelettes are served commonly at breakfast time, although many would agree that an omelette is a sensible and delicious meal that can be enjoyed at any time. You can serve this spinach omelette simply with bread or toast. Other options include serving it wrapped in roti or a tortilla.
Yes, you can certainly add other ingredients! Sauteed mushrooms are a fantastic option. Other vegetables like asparagus or broccoli also work well. Simply saute them until tender and spread over the omelette when the eggs are partially set.
You can use frozen spinach in an omelette. It is best to thaw it and remove any excess water by squeezing it gently in a clean cloth or kitchen towel. Proceed as you would if you were using fresh spinach.
Yes! Eggs are full of protein and vital nutrients. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin A, B, C, K and many more. There is no better way than to start your day with a nutrient dense breakfast! So enjoy spinach omelette twice a week for your breakfast.
Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )
- 2 to 3 eggs
- 1 cup spinach fine chopped
- ¼ cup coriander leaves (cilantro) or any other few fresh herbs
- ¼ teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
- 1 green chili (optional, deseeded & chopped)
- ¼ teaspoon ginger (optional, minced or grated)
- ⅛ teaspoon turmeric (optional)
- 1 tablespoon butter or oil or ghee
- ¼ teaspoon Oregano or any Italian herbs (optional)
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper crushed
- 2 tbsp cheese (optional)
Method 1 – How to make spinach omelette
- Rinse spinach and coriander leaves in lot of water and drain completely.
- Fine chop green chilies and spinach. If using ginger mince it or grate it.
- Break the eggs to a bowl. Add chopped spinach, coriander leaves, onions, salt, ginger, turmeric, and green chili.
- Beat all of them together until the mixture turns frothy.
- Heat a pan and add oil or butter on a medium heat. Spread it well to coat the pan evenly with oil.
- When the pan is hot enough, pour the mixture evenly.
- If required spread the spinach over the egg. Cook on a medium heat until the base is set and firm.
- Flip it and cook until the eggs are cooked completely. Sprinkle Italian herbs and crushed pepper.
- Serve spinach omelette hot.
- Break eggs to a bowl. Add salt and beat the eggs until frothy.
- Heat 1 tsp oil or butter in a 6 inch non-stick pan. Saute ginger until fragrant.
- Then add spinach and green chilies, saute just until spinach turns tender. Add cilantro, black pepper and turmeric just to allow the flavors to combine.
- Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Add 1 teaspoon butter or oil to the same pan & heat on a medium flame.
- When your pan is hot, add beaten eggs, stirring and pulling them away from the sides of the pan until the egg is just cooked.
- At that point add your spinach filling, then fold your spinach omelette. Gently slide it onto a plate and garnish as desired.
Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.
For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.
NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)
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This post is from the Archives. First published in May 2018, updated and republished in May 2021