Ok, it’s not vegetarian. But it’s pretty damn delicious. You might already know that I follow a vegetarian/vegan diet 90% of the time, and occasionally I will eat fish, eggs, or goat cheese when I know they’ve been obtained through humane methods and are organic. An obvious modification to this omelet is just take out the salmon and it’s equally delicious.
It’s been a really long time since I ate any meat, and when my husband and I popped into the market before starting a lovely Sunday Funday together, I saw smoked salmon waiting for me: must.have.now. That was my instinctive reaction, and want my stomach wants, it’s gonna get on any given Sunday. We ritualistically do a large brunch with friends every Sunday, but I had a laaaaaate late night out with a group of friends the night before and just wanted a low-key day of lounging about with my favorite human in the entire goddamn world (um, my husband, in case you are not good at guessing games).
I threw together a quick omelet for Samuel and me, and I really enjoyed the flavors, so I thought I’d share the recipe with my readers who are gluten-free, follow a paleo or pescetarian diet. This little omelet packs a ton of nutrients and is a great way to start the day or brunch it up on the cheap.
Time: 10-15 minutes
- Smoked salmon (I use an organic source that ensures low mercury levels; otherwise, choose wild caught)
- 4 eggs
- 2 TBS coconut milk
- Crumbled goat cheese
- Baby Spinach
- Cherry tomatoes
- S/P to taste
- 1.5 tsp crushed garlic
- Saute the veggies with the garlic and some salt to taste.
- Set aside and whisk eggs + coconut milk till slightly frothy. Pour into separate non-stick pan or spray with coconut oil or grapeseed oil.
- For a traditional country style omelet as opposed to a French omelet, slowly push eggs around to form large curds, then swirl pan so eggs are distributed evenly around pan. Allow eggs to almost cook through entirely, then layer on sauteed veggies, goat cheese, and smoked salmon. Sprinkle with sea salt to bring out the flavor and a bit of pepper.
- Fold omelet, plate and serve.
Ta dah!!!!!!! Done! 10-15 measly minutes for a omelet that will make your stomach soooo happy! Like I mentioned before, if you want to go the vegetarian route, just leave the smoked salmon out. In that case, play up your spices (fresh thyme is a winner with tomatoes/spinach/goat cheese) and keep it simple but flavorful. In the meantime, take on Monday like a boss. The countdown to the weekend has already begun! T-6 days 😉