Recipe: Mediterranean Omelet
Looking to incorporate bold flavors into your omelet? This recipe takes common Mediterranean flavors such as feta, kalamata olives, and avocado and uses them to make breakfast oh-so-savory.
Traditional Mediterranean-style meals are not only rich in flavor but also in healthy, unsaturated fats. These fats, found in foods such as olives and avocados, may help reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and raise “good” HDL cholesterol. This may prevent a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries (also called atherosclerosis) and is one of the reasons the traditional Mediterranean diet is touted as being heart-healthy.
As an added bonus, this omelet is also an easy way to fit in veggies for a colorful, Plate Method start to your day!
- 2 tsp avocado oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tbsp milk of choice
- 2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 kalamata olives, halved
- 1 Tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
- Heat avocado oil in large skillet on the stove over medium-high heat.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together eggs, milk, oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour into warm skillet, covering the bottom of the pan. Cook eggs for about 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese over half of the egg mixture. Fold opposite half of egg over top of the other half to form a semi-circle (omelet shape).
- After folding, allow eggs to cook until set, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from skillet and serve warm.
For the Kalamata olives: black olives, green olives, or canned artichoke hearts (drained)
For the milk: dairy-free milk alternative of choice
For the feta cheese: goat, mozzarella, or parmesan cheese
Recipe modified from: Closet Cooking