Cheese and herb omelette

Cheese and herb omelette

By
From
Zest
Serves
4
Prep
10 mins
Cooking time
15 mins
Photographer
Ian Hofstetter

To cook the omelette evenly (and faster), tilt the pan a little during cooking. This allows the uncooked mixture to come into contact with the hot surface of the pan. Add sautéed sliced mushrooms to the omelette as well, if you like.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
8 eggs
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup mixed herbs, chopped
spray oil
2/3 cup reduced-fat tasty cheese, grated
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup light ham, chopped
wholegrain toast, to serve

Method

  1. In a jug, whisk together the eggs, water and herbs until well combined.
  2. Heat an omelette pan on medium. Spray with oil. Pour in quarter of the egg mixture – it should begin to set around the edge of the pan almost immediately.
  3. Use a spatula to pull the edge of the omelette in from the side of the pan, allowing the uncooked mixture to heat and cook.
  4. When the egg mixture no longer runs freely and the surface looks creamy, sprinkle on a quarter of the cheese, tomatoes and ham.
  5. Fold the omelette in half to cover the filling and gently slide onto a plate and serve immediately with hot wholegrain toast. Repeat with the remaining egg mixture and filling to make 4 omelettes.

Super ingredient: Green herbs

  • The culinary herbs that grace our meals can make a sizeable contribution to our nutrition intake – if we eat enough of them.

    –Basil, parsley and mint are high in mono-terpenes, which are thought to have cancer-delaying properties, especially with mammary tumours.

    –Rosemary, thyme and oregano have been found to be high in polyphenols, a class of antioxidant that may cut the risk of heart disease.

    –Parsley is also high in coumarins, noted for their anti-coagulant and anti-bacterial effects, while extracts of rosemary are being tested to see if they can be used as a natural food-grade preservative.

    –Most fresh green herbs are also a rich source of potassium and magnesium, with smaller amounts of iron and calcium – as well as being high in vitamin C, folate, vitamin B1 and vitamin K.
Tags:
healthy
diet
low
fat. low-fat. low
calorie
low-calorie
skinny
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