Egg White Omelet

Egg White Omelet

 Leah Maroney

  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 omelet (serves 1)

This isn't your momma's egg white omelet! We've packed this healthy omelet full of Greek flavor—feta cheese, Kalamata olives, sweet cherry tomatoes, and fresh chopped spinach. Super healthy and super flavorful. But you can add whatever fillings you like. This omelet is super versatile and super easy.

Egg White Omelets have long been enjoyed by those who want to enjoy omelets without as much fat or cholesterol. Egg whites are low in calories, and they're packed with tons of nutrition including lots of protein. It makes them a super smart choice for breakfast any day of the week.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather your ingredients.

    Egg White Omelet
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  2. Separate the yolks from the whites. Reserve the yolks for another use.

    Egg White Omelet
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  3. Beat the whites until they are a little frothy. Add salt and pepper, about a 1/2 teaspoon of each.

    Egg White Omelet
     Leah Maroney
  4. Chop the vegetables to your desired size.

    Egg White Omelet
     Leah Maroney
  5. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick or cast iron skillet.

    Egg White Omelet
     Leah Maroney
  6. Lower the heat to low. Pour the egg whites into the pan and swirl them until they completely coat the bottom of the pan.

    Egg White Omelet
     Leah Maroney
  7. Use your spatula to pull the egg whites to the center, exposing parts of the pan and allowing the eggs to fill the exposed parts so that it cooks completely.

    Egg White Omelet
     Leah Maroney
  8. When the egg has almost set add the chopped vegetables and cheese to half of the omelet.

    Egg White Omelet
    Leah Maroney 
  9. Fold the half of the omelet that doesn't have filling over the filling. Cook for another 30 seconds to a minute or until the filling is warmed.

    Egg White Omelet
     Leah Maroney
  10. Serve with more chopped veggies and dig in!

Variations

Try out any of these tasty variations on the fillings.

  • Chorizo Egg White Omelet: Add in "Mexican" cheese blend, chopped tomatoes, crumbled cooked chorizo. Top with diced avocado, salsa and sour cream.
  • Veggie: Add sauteed mushrooms, onions, spinach, chopped tomatoes, and any cheese you like.
  • Denver Omelet: chopped red and green peppers, chopped onions, diced ham, and shredded cheddar.
  • Mushroom and Goat Cheese: Saute the mushrooms with a little chopped garlic. Add them with crumbled goat cheese and sauteed spinach to your omelet.
  • Turkey Sausage and Cheese: Add crumbled cooked turkey sausage, shredded cheese, and any veggies you wish.

Tips

  • Cook the omelet on very low heat. This will prevent it from browning and will create a delicate texture.
  • Make sure to use a rubber spatula when cooking the omelet. Metal spatulas will break the egg whites and make it hard to neatly transfer to the plate.
  • If you are adding meats to the omelet, warm them first. They won't be heated through in the time it takes to cook the omelet if you add them at the end.

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