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Quick & Healthy Omelettes (Made With Fresh Ingredients)

Do you ever visit the Farmer's Market in your local town on a weekend? If you've been struggling to kick off a healthier diet regimen, this could be a great place to start.  For this quick and healthy omelette recipe, I've used only ingredients that I purchased fresh that morning from El Mercat Central in Valencia, Spain, and it's pretty simple to make too.

Buying the ingredients

Like I said, all these ingredients were purchased at the local market that morning which means this was freshhhhh. Seriously.  I didn't use anything that you couldn't purchase at your local Farmer's Market as well, so you can replicate this at home and probably navigate your market much faster than we navigated the massive labyrinth that was the beautiful El Mercat Central. If you live in Valencia or the surrounding areas, the market has a home delivery service as well.

Ingredients

health info

This one's pretty straight forward, but since I don't see people shopping at local markets enough, maybe I'm wrong. Like I said, these ingredients were crazy fresh, so in turn, they were crazy healthy too. When we buy produce from a  supermarket, we have no way to tell how long it's been in the store or how long it took to get there. If that little orange you're eating was picked three weeks ago, jumped on a semi-truck to travel to your local grocery store, and then hung out with his other orange friends for a few days before YOU finally purchased and consumed it, you're not getting nearly as many vitamins and nutrients as you would from a fresh orange. You can obviously make this with normal produce, but it's worth noting that you could probably purchase all of this at a local, fresh market on a Saturday morning.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Cooking

While the ingredients are pretty simple, omelettes can be tricky to make without breaking, and it's easy to have a scrambled eggs situation. I've always preferred to make omelettes one by one in a skillet, because by nature, it holds their shape. You could also use a griddle, but I haven't done this very often. Let me know if you try it and have tips!

Quick & Healthy Omelettes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Temp: Med-High

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield:  2 omelettes

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp. olive oil.
6 eggs
1/4 cup onion (sliced)
1 clove fresh garlic (minced)
1 green pepper (cut in quarters)
1 red pepper (cut in quarters)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Turn stove top to med-high heat. Add olive oil and a couple slices of onion from 1/4 cup into medium-sized skillet.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk 3 eggs in a medium-sized bowl until they almost seem fluffy.
  3. By this time, the onion slices should be translucent and the olive oil hot. Slowly pour the whisked eggs into the skillet.
  4. Once the egg begins to bubble (similar to a pancake), carefully lift the edge to see if it's ready to be folded over. It should take about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Once it seems almost ready, spread peppers, garlic, and onions evenly across the omelette. Don't overload it, or it might break in the folding process.
  6. Use your spatula to gently fold the egg pancake in half, and press down. Let it cook with the vegetables inside for a minute or two more.
  7. Remove from the skillet, and repeat this process with the next omelette!

BONUS: 

Add on some fresh greens, grape tomatoes, and a lemon if you want to make a refreshing side salad like you see in my picture. Simply slice the tomatoes, top the fresh greens with them, and squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the top.

How Plant-Based Is This Recipe? 

Considering there are 3 eggs in one omelette, I'm going to give this recipe a 4 on the palnt-based scale.

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