Try this simple omelet recipe for an easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This recipe is great for vegetarians, is gluten-free, and can be made lactose free as well.
Omelets are often a breakfast or lunch favorite, served in all-day breakfast restaurants, and an enjoyable meal. They’re a quick gluten-free option, and are quite versatile, as they can be made with a variety of ingredients for a variety of tastes.
This vegetarian omelet recipe makes a great simple omelet for two people.
How to Make a Simple Vegetarian Omelette
- 3 or 4 cloves garlic
- ½ medium-sized white onion
- ½ medium-sized green pepper
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese
- 4 eggs pinch of salt
- Chop the garlic into small pieces. For good chunks of onion, slice the onion lengthwise, then cut the longer pieces in half. For best results with the green pepper, slice the green pepper lengthwise into strips, then cut the strips into pieces approximately one inch long.
- In a large frying pan, melt enough butter to cover the whole pan. This will keep the omelet from sticking.
- Over medium heat, saute the garlic, onion, and green pepper until they are just soft and not too brown.
- Crack the four eggs into a bowl. Add a pinch of salt, or to taste. Beat the eggs for one to two minutes. This can be done while the garlic, onion and green pepper saute, or beforehand.
- Spread the vegetables evenly over the pan. Pour the egg into the frying pan and allow it to spread over the whole pan, covering all the vegetables. Allow the egg to cook on medium-low heat.
- The cheese can be grated beforehand and spread by hand over the egg in the pan, or grated directly into the pan. Half a cup will make a fairly cheesy omelet.
- When the cheese melts and the edge of the egg begin to stiffen, use a spatula to fold it over. This omelet can also be flipped over entirely, like a pancake. Loosen the edge of the egg with a spatula. Gently slide the omelet onto a large plate. Quickly flip the plate upside down over the frying pan. The second side of the omelet should cook quicker than the first.
- Cut the omelet in half, and it is a ready meal for two.
Note: The garlic, onion, green pepper, and cheese measurements are suggestions that can be modified to taste. Green pepper can be substituted for red or yellow peppers, also to taste.
For a lactose-free omelet as well, simply substitute the cheese for a lactose-free cheese and the butter for margarine or vegetable oil.
An omelet like this one tastes great with toast, salad, or an assortment of cooked or raw vegetables. Enjoy a simple omelet for a leisurely breakfast, easy lunch, or even a dinner side dish.