Spinach and Goat Cheese Omelet

A French-style, folded omelet is one of the fastest protein-rich meals you can make. It is also an excellent strategy for healthy solo dining.

from Magic Foods

Spinach and Goat Cheese Omelet Spinach and Goat Cheese Omelet

Quick look

  • prep 10 min    cook 2 min

Omelet filling options are limitless. Try the variations below or improvise with leftover cooked vegetables or ingredients at hand.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby spinach, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallion
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

    How to make it  12 minutes

  • 1

    Bring about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Drop in spinach and cook just until wilted, about 30 seconds. Drain, press out liquid and chop coarsely. (Alternatively, place spinach in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with vented plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes.) Place the spinach in a small bowl. Stir in the cheese and scallion.

  • 2

    Blend egg, egg whites, hot sauce, salt, and pepper briskly with a fork in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a 7- to 10-inch (18- to 25-centimeter) nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Tilt the skillet to swirl oil over surface. Pour in egg mixture. Immediately stir egg mixture with heat-resistant rubber spatula or fork for a few seconds. Then use spatula to push cooked portions at edges toward the center, tilting the skillet to allow uncooked egg mixture to fill in areas around edges. Sprinkle spinach mixture over the omelet. Continue to cook until almost set, and the bottom is golden. The entire cooking process should take about 1 minute.

  • 3

    Use a spatula to fold one-third of the omelet over the filling. Tip the skillet and, using spatula as a guide, slide the omelet onto a plate so that it lands, folded in thirds, seam-side down.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 235
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 228mg
  • Sodium: 471mg
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fiber: 1g