An easy vegetable omelet recipe is one way to start the day a little healthier. Instead of going with the usual eggs and cheese, add a little bit from all food groups to your omelet-and we're not talking about just onions for taste, either.
Ingredients You Will Need:
2 tablespoons butter
4 eggs, beaten with ¼ cup milk
Fresh ground pepper
½ small zucchini, sliced
½ small summer squash sliced
4 green onions, chopped
½ cup mushrooms, sliced
½ large tomato, cut into slices
½ cup shredded cheese
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
Melt the butter in a non-stick pan or a cast iron pan. Though a non-stick pan will be easier to work with, a cast iron pan distributes the heat more evenly.
While the butter is melting, beat the eggs and milk together in a small bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, and salt and pepper. When the eggs have begun to set around the edges but are still soft in the center, sprinkle all of the vegetables-except the tomato slices-over the entire surface of the omelet. Use a large spatula to flip the entire omelet.
When side two is cooked, sprinkle cheese over the surface of the omelet and then flip it in half, creating the classic omelet half-moon shape. Hold the omelet down with the spatula until it stays of its own accord. Place the tomato slices across the omelet and then evenly distribute the remaining cheese over it. Cover and remove from heat. Let the omelet sit for about two minutes, and then slide it onto a plate. Sprinkle it with chives, and garnish with parsley sprigs. Serve immediately.
Although this recipe is for a skillet omelet, don't hesitate to try it in an omelet maker. You can also scramble it up and roll it into a flour tortilla for a breakfast burrito.
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