Thursday, May 19, 2011

One Egg Grilled Veggie Omelets

The person who freaked out and ate two big brownies after three days of sugar detox? Yeah, that would be me. Ooo brownies.

This omelet is delicious restitution for that moment of weakness.

Though I admit restitution only happened because there were grilled vegetables on hand. During warm summer months all I want to do is ride my bike and tend to get lazy about food prep. To counter myself, on Sunday I grill and chop several different vegetables to be used during the week.

Prepped this week were sweet onions, red and green peppers, asparagus and zucchinis. Some of those veggies went into this omelet of course, but also on green salad, in pasta salad, quesadillas, sandwiches and tonight they’ll be on pizza.

Seasonings are simple. Olive oil, granulated garlic, granulated onion, salt and pepper are rubbed in making the veggies flavorful, but benign enough to use in almost anything.

One Egg Grilled Veggie Omelets
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You’ll need a 6-inch nonstick skillet to make this omelet, unless you make them bigger of course. But how can you go wrong with a bigger veggie omelet? The vegetables are only a suggestion, please use whatever you like.

Red bell pepper
Green bell pepper
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Hot sauce
Olive oil
Granulated onion powder
Granulated garlic powder
Salt & pepper

1. Turn the grill to medium high. Chop any vegetables that need it (leave bell peppers whole) and coat with olive oil, granulated garlic, granulated onion, salt and pepper. Grill vegetables until tender. For bell peppers char them until black on all sides. Immediately after grilling, place peppers in a paper bag for 10 or more minutes and close the top. Remove peppers and peel off skins. Dice peppers and other vegetables.

2. Crack and beat one egg at a time in a small bowl. Place a small amount of butter in a 6-inch nonstick skillet. Melt over medium heat until foamy. Add the egg and scramble slightly moving the egg around until it spreads into a circle. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and granulated garlic.

3. Once egg looks fairly dry, sprinkle some of the vegetables on half. Do not overfill. Top with a small handful of cheese and hot sauce. Fold the empty half of the omelet over the vegetables. Carefully move it to a microwave safe plate.

4. Microwave omelet for 20 seconds, or until vegetables are warm and cheese is melted.

Recipe and photograph by Laura Flowers.


Morgan said...

Oh my gosh, this sounds amazing... I really want one of these right now! Right up my alley. =) I love the seasonings you chose.

Anonymous said...

This is a great for an omelette and for how to use extra veggies. I cook most of my meals on Sundays because I work for like gazzillion hours a day. Beautiful as always, of course.

Cocina Diary

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I just started roasted veggies ahead of time to use during the week. It's such a time saver. I love how you paired them with an omelet.

Oh hey, is that a tiny glass pitcher of oj, or a mug that looks like one? Cute either way.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Patricia,

It's just a little cream pitcher I turned into a mini carafe.


MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

I love omelets and your mix of veggies looks perfect!

( I would have eaten the whole pan!)

Joanne said...

Sometimes a girl just needs some brownie lovin'. It happens.

And these veggies seem like the perfect retribution! Love that you can use them for so many things!

Sue said...

My husband makes a "killer" grilled vegie omelet, but the addition of the onion and garlic powders sounds delicious!

natasha {schue love} said...

Looks scrumptious!

Holly said...

I love that its just 1 egg and all that flavor and the veggies too-perfect!!

Ashley@Bakerbynature said...

I think I may need to make one of these tomorrow morning, it looks so good, and good for you. Hope I wasn't the reason for your brownie melt down!

Peggy said...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I want one of these omelets right now!

I love the idea of grilling all the vegetables at the beginning of the week - great tip =)

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

This looks so good! This weekend will provide the perfect opportunity to try it out. I need to start prepping veggies ahead of time. I think I'd use more of them that way. :)

Anonymous said...

This is just what I need for Sunday breakfast. And its healthy too! Thanks a bunch!

Anonymous said...

Oh I like the idea of having grilled veggies available all week... Might have to try this. Sometimes we're too busy or just lazy to cook :) how's your sugar detox going?

marla said...

Your grilled veggie omelet looks wonderful...will be linking to this great post tomorrow :)

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