I wanted to share what I made for breakfast today Sometimes I can be wacky when it comes to food. When you think of egg salad you might be envisioning a creamy bowl of eggs mixed with mayonnaise and mustard. As tasty as it is, it’s full of calories.
A typical “American style” omelet is usually several eggs mixed with cheese, sausage, or tiny bits of vegetables. The type of omelet I love to make is mostly vegetables with only one or two eggs. I call it my very veggie egg salad omelet. It’s very veggie because I mix in whatever vegetables I have on hand. This time I threw in mushrooms, shallots, cabbage, and red peppers.
- 1 large shallot chopped
- ¼ large Cabbage coarsely chopped
- 6-8 mushrooms sliced
- ¼ Red Pepper seeds removed and chopped
- 2 eggs beaten
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil or use a little chicken or vegetable broth
- Heat the grapeseed oil over medium high heat until it's hot (grapeseed oil can cook hotter than olive oil)
- Saute the vegetables (whatever you choose) until slightly soft.
- Add the eggs stirring until it starts to set.
- Season with salt, pepper or add any herbs you enjoy.
Cabbage isn’t something you’d think to stick in an omelet but I had some laying around and thought it would be interesting. I chopped up a large shallot knowing I’d be by myself most of the day. Onions and garlic are my favorite and I use them whenever I can. I sauteed all the vegetables in grapeseed oil, but you could also use chicken broth instead. Both are healthy substitutes for butter.
I accessorized my “egg salad omelet” with a delicious piece of dark brown whole wheat bread mixed with flax seeds that I picked up at the Farmer’s Market. (It was all-natural, non-gmo, and preservative-free)
I used to belong to a gym that had a dietitian in residence. She told me I should only eat oatmeal and egg-whites for breakfast. UGH! Who wants to eat a meal that’s all white? Your food should be colorful and beautiful. Don’t you think? That’s why I love my very veggie egg salad omelet.
What veggies do you like to put in your omelets? Please leave a comment and let us know.