Spinach omelet or omelette is a healthy, nutritious and wholesome breakfast or brunch dish. It is prepared with minimal ingredients that make this spinach omelet recipe easy to make and under 15 minutes. This spinach omelet recipe also can be made with cheese, mushroom, or leftover meat to make it extra special! The recipe that I have shared here is a basic omelet with spinach that is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or any time of the day. And this is a low-carb egg dish that is keto-friendly and good for weight-loss.
- What is omelet?
- What is Spinach Omelet?
- Ingredients for Spinach Omelet
- How to make Spinach Omelette?
- How to make Spinach Omelet with cheese?
- Spinach Omelet with mushroom
- Other variations
- What is the best cheese for Spinach Omelet?
- Is spinach omelet keto-friendly?
- Benefits of Spinach
- Serving Suggestion
- Spinach Omelet recipe video instructions
- Recipe card
- 📖 Recipe
- Frequently asked question
What is omelet?
Omelette/Omelet is a fluffy, delicious, and protein-rich dish that is typically made with beaten eggs. It is usually fried in oil, butter, or ghee in a cast iron griddle or frying pan. Omelet is one of the popular dishes consumed across the world and most omelet recipes are common to have a filling like cheese, mushrooms, chives, onions, and other vegetables as per individuals' preferences.
Apart from the favorite fillings, omelets are classified into four main types. They are American style, French Style, Fritatta, and Souffle. All these four types are unique in texture, taste, and flavor that are definitely worth trying at home.
Even though omelet is a common dish known to everyone, the variations in making the recipe are endless. There are plenty of variations in the omelet recipes based on the country, tradition, and lifestyle of people. For instance in China, Egg foo yung is one such popular version where people make it with eggs and ham. At the same time, people from India prefer to use green chili, Indian masala, onions, and that particular modification is called a masala omelet.
Similarly, in some Asian countries, people love to use soy sauce, seafood, and meat in their omelet dishes. On the other hand, Omelet recipes with cheese, diced hams, bell peppers, spinach, mushroom, and other similar filling are popular in the United States. Overall, omelets are one of the favorite dishes loved by most of us regardless of what country we are from.
Even though the omelettes are mostly served as popular breakfast dishes, I love to savor even for lunch, snacks, and dinner. And it pairs perfectly delicious with bread, rice, or flatbreads.
What is Spinach Omelet?
Spinach omelet is a healthy, protein-rich, and delicious breakfast, or brunch dish. It is a typical omelet filled with spinach as the main filling. This spinach omelet is one of the healthiest variations that give tons of benefits to our body. It is not only healthy but also tastes delicious and an easy-to-make dish. And it is also one of the best food to consider especially when you are on a weight loss journey.
Ingredients for Spinach Omelet
The ingredients required to make this spinach omelet are simple and it should be easily available in the food markets around. If not, don't worry:) I have also got alternatives if some ingredients are not really handy for you!
Eggs - I have used standard brown eggs and you can also use white, brown, organic eggs according to your preferences. To make it extra healthier you can also use omega 3 eggs.
Spinach - I have used fresh Savoy Spinach leaves here and you could also use other varieties like smooth leaf spinach, Indian summer(palak keerai), Malabar Spinach, semi savoy Spinach, and similar others.
Chili Flakes - Red Chili flakes give moderate heat to the omelette but you can also use green chilies to increase the heat.
Pepper Powder - It gives a nice flavor, taste, and spice to the dish. But if you choose to add green chili to the omelet then feel free to decrease the pepper powder to decrease the spice level.
Garlic - Adding minced garlic gives a nice flavor to the spinach omelette and you can also substitute it with garlic powder.
Bell Pepper - This is totally an optional ingredient but it adds a slight crunchiness to every bite of your omelet.
Olive Oil - It is one of the healthy oil that has a large number of antioxidants, monosaturated fats, and a lot more health benefits. You can also use ghee, butter, and other cooking oil of your choice.
How to make Spinach Omelette?
The recipe shared here is a simple yet healthy spinach omelet with basic ingredients and it serves to 3 people. So let us see in this part how to make/prepare this delicious one pan spinach omelet easily at home.
To make this spinach omelet, first, grab all the ingredients, and start with opening the eggs into a bowl. Then add the chili flakes, pepper powder, salt, and whisk until it turns frothy, and keep it aside. Now in a pan with medium heat, pour in the oil and saute the garlic until it turns aromatic. Once they are aromatic, add in the bell peppers and saute until it turns slightly soft. After that, add the fresh spinach leaves and wilt for 2 to 3 minutes.
Once they are done, pour the frothy egg into the spinach mixture. Allow the eggs to cook for 2 minutes until you see the sides turning light brown. Now close the pan with the lid, and cook the egg for about 3 to 5 minutes in low heat. After that time, open the lid and now the spinach omelette should be ready for you to taste and enjoy. Slice and serve it with bread toast or with your favorite breakfast.
How to make Spinach Omelet with cheese?
Making a spinach omelette with cheese is one of the popular variations across the world. To make this variant, just add 2 tsp of your favorite cheese to your spinach omelette to turn it into a filling meal. Always make sure to add a minimum quantity of cheese to cut back the fat in the dish. This spinach cheese omelet is the perfect meal especially for those who are into weight lifting or weight loss journey. And it gives the protein that is much needed for their body to keep them full and satisfied.
Guess what! Even though this spinach with cheese omelet is consumed throughout the world, some experts say that the combo is not good for health. They say that the eggs and cheese basically are rich in proteins, and may cause indigestion, fermentation of foods that cause stomach difficulties. If you would prefer to choose a spinach cheese omelette combo then they also suggest following up with a light lunch for easy digestion.
Spinach Omelet with mushroom
Adding mushroom to spinach omelet is not only healthy, but it is also a great way to add protein, fiber, and antioxidants to your morning breakfast. To make this version, stir in the mushroom along with garlic, chili flakes until they turn golden. Keep them aside and follow up wilting the spinach as I have shared in the recipe below. Once the spinach is done, add in the mushroom and then the eggs to make a perfectly healthy and juicy omelet. You can either mix the eggs in the spinach mushroom mixture or vice versa to make this type of omelet.
Apart from the omelette with mushroom, and cheese, this healthy spinach omelet recipe has plenty of variations and it can be easily modified based on your preferences. For instance, you can also add onion, and tomato to this omelette recipe. Some people also prefer to use ham or bacon and leftover meat in their Omelet.
Not only meat but there are also variations where you can add artichoke, asparagus, carrots, and avocados to your dish. It makes your omelet delicious, healthy, and of course, that keeps you full.
What is the best cheese for Spinach Omelet?
When it comes to cheese omelets there are a lot of cheese varieties that go well with the dish. Even though there are so many cheese options, you can always feel free to add your favorite one. Or if you are like me, who loves to try something new, I have shared some of the cheese varieties below to explore and try at your home.
Feta - It is a soft white cheese made from sheeps milk.
Goat Cheese - It is similar to feta cheese but it is typically made from goat's milk. But both the cheeses are similar in a creamy texture.
Cheddar, Blue Cheese - These are salty, strong in flavor, and have a high melting point. If you would like to add a sharp punch to your omelets then these cheeses are the best bet. You could also use medium cheddar that is mildly flavored compared to mature ones.
Parmesan - It is an Italian cheese that is hard, and granular in texture. Grate or stir this cheese into your omelet along with your favorite veggies.
Swiss Cheese, Gruyère, Comté, Beaufort are some of the other cheese varieties that go well for an omelet recipe.
Is spinach omelet keto-friendly?
Yes, the spinach omelette recipe that I have shared here is a keto-friendly dish. I haven't used any high-carb ingredients, so this spinach omelet is naturally a keto dish. The ketogenic diet is nothing but a diet that should have high fat, protein, and low-carb food. The diet usually pushes the body to burn fat first than carbohydrates. Even though the omelet recipe shared here is a natural keto dish, it is always better to consult an expert before introducing or following any food diet into your lifestyle.
Benefits of Spinach
Did you know including spinach in your diet regularly gives a lot of health benefits to our body? Yes, it one of the healthiest greens and it also easily adapts to most of the dishes that we make. Following are some of the benefits that one should never miss from this superfood. So according to experts and researchers,
- Spinach is rich in folates that are good for heart health
- High level of omega 3 fatty acid
- Rich in vitamin A that is good for your skin
- Helps in treating acid reflux
- Rich in fiber and helps to avoid constipation
- High level of vitamin A, C, and protein helps in hair growth
- Vitamin B6 and magnesium regulates a healthy sleep cycle
- Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties may help to fight cancer
- Regulates blood pressure
- Helps in weight loss and much more...(source: Healthline)
Isn't the list worth adding these beautiful greeny leaves into our diet? Indeed, it is. So never miss a bunch of spinach into your omelet, rice dishes, or any side dishes that you make next time.
The key to getting a perfect spinach omelet is to use the right amount of ingredients in the right way. And it is also important to use a good non-stick pan or well-seasoned iron pan to make non-sticky omelets.
We should always whisk or beat the eggs until it is nice and frothy to achieve a spongy omelette that everyone craves. And another important fact is wilting the spinach for few minutes avoids the omelet turning watery. Instead, it delivers a spongy, juicy, and tasty dish that is insanely good to start your day!
The spinach omelet recipe shared here does not require any tilting or shaking method which is a bonus and believe me it's really delicious than an expensive restaurant-style dish. And it definitely makes you try and enjoy it over and over again.
This Spinach omelette recipe tastes absolutely great on its own, but you can also pair it with stirred mushroom, cheese, or bread toast of your choice. You can also make the same in scramble form and wrap it in roti/Chapati or any other flatbreads that you love.
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Looking for more healthy breakfast recipes to kick start your day? then you might like this Collection of Indian Breakfast Recipes that keeps you geared to manage the rest of the day.
Spinach Omelet recipe video instructions
I have also shared a detailed video of this spinach omelet recipe that I hope it will help you to make/cook this easily at home. For a quick reference, you could also find Spinach Omelette/Omelet in story format.
- 5, Eggs
- 1 cup Spinach leaves(tightly packed)
- ¼ cup Green Bell Pepper
- 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Pepper Powder
- 1 tsp Chili Flakes
- Salt, as needed
To prepare spinach omelet
- In a bowl, add the eggs, pepper powder, chili flakes, and salt
- Whisk the mixture until the egg turns frothy and keep it aside for later use
- In a pan with medium heat, pour oil and add garlic and saute until it turns aromatic
- Now add the bell peppers and saute until it turns soft
- Add the chopped spinach leaves and allow them to wilt
- Now pour the beaten eggs and slightly mix to even them. Allow the eggs to cook for 2 minutes or until you see slight brown color on its sides
- Close the pan with a lid and cook the egg spinach mixture for about 3 minutes in low heat
- Now open the lid and the spinach omelet is ready for you to taste and enjoy
- Serve this delicious and healthy Spinach omelet with bread, chapati, rice, or just as it is
- Beating the eggs until frothy delivers fluffy and spongy omelets and I would recommend you the same to achieve the best results
- Using a well-seasoned iron griddle or non-stick pan gives the best non-sticky omelet, so make sure to season the pan before making omelets
- Even though I have used olive oil for making this spinach omelet, you can also use butter, ghee, and other cooking oils
- I have used only spinach as a veggie ingredient but you can also use mushrooms, cheese, chives, asparagus for more variations
- The ingredients used herein the recipe are low carb which makes this dish naturally a keto and weightloss friendly food
Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 182Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 3.7gCholesterol 313mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0.7gSugar 1gProtein 16g
Frequently asked question
Spinach omelet is a healthy, tasty, and easy-to-make breakfast or brunch dish. The ingredients are basically spinach, eggs, and other seasonings that make a perfect keto and weight loss-friendly dish. This spinach omelet goes great with mushrooms, and other veggies as a side and also make a delightful meal with bread toast, rice, or flatbreads.
Yes, the recipe I have shared here does not use any high carb ingredients and it is a naturally keto-friendly dish. The recipe yields 3 servings and you could feel free to decrease the quantity to 1 serving if you are on a strict keto diet.
Yes, spinach omelet is one of the healthiest food that is rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. So including this dish in your diet is mostly a healthy and good option. You can also add ingredients like mushrooms, artichokes, carrots, and similar other veggies along with spinach to make your omelet even healthier.
Yes, you can prepare/make spinach omelette with cheese. To make this version add 2 tsp of of your favorite cheese to your omelet and cook until it melts down. This variation is good for people who are in weight loss program or weight lifting to keep them full for long hours.
I really hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you on how it turned out for you. Please let me know.
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