August 7, 2012

Tomato & Spinach Omelet

 
I make a lot of omelets in this house!  Mostly because we have chickens, and most of the time we have lots of eggs to use up.  Since my husband travels a couple of days a week for work, I will often times cook myself an omelet for dinner.  I love this time of year because I can pick the tomatoes from the garden, and use my own homegrown onions.  Using the eggs from our chickens makes this meal almost completely homemade, which I love!  There's nothing like throwing together a meal without even needing to purchase anything from the store.

This omelet is my favorite, and is the one I make most of the time.  If I don't have spinach I will use broccoli, and of course you can throw any other veggies you want in there, like mushrooms and/or peppers.  Another thing you can substitute is the cheese - if you use goat cheese you will have the most AMAZING omelet ever!!  Unfortunately, I hardly ever have goat cheese on hand but definitely try it if you like it because it's what takes a really good omelet and turns it into the best omelet you've ever had!  If you do use goat cheese, a little sprinkled evenly inside the omelet is all you need - you don't want to add a 1/4 cup because it would just be too much.



Tomato & Spinach Omelet  (serves 1)
2 eggs, beaten together with a tbsp of water
8 cherry tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
1/4 frozen spinach, thawed & drained (feel free to use fresh spinach) 
2 tbsp onion, chopped
1/4 tsp garlic, chopped
1/8 cup Montery Jack cheese, shredded
1/8 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbsp butter

Melt butter on medium-low heat in a medium size skillet.  Add onion and saute until translucent.  Add tomato and spinach and cook for a couple of minutes, or until tomatoes start to wilt.  Add the garlic, and cook for another minute.  Turn the heat down to low and add the eggs, making sure to coat the pan evenly.  Allow to cook until the eggs look mostly cooked thru, then sprinkle your cheese evenly over the eggs.  Cover pan with lid for a couple of minutes until cheese is mostly melted, then fold 1/2 of the omelet over onto the other 1/2.  Turn off the heat & place the lid back on.  Let set for a 1-2 minutes, the remove from pan.  Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.  

3 comments:

  1. Oh yummm!!! I have spinach and goats cheese in my fridge luckily, so I know what I'll be having for dinner tonight!
    (Because it's totally okay to eat breakfast food for dinner!)

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  2. That looks yummy. I love omelets but I can't ever seem to keep mine together.

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