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Super-green halloumi omelette


Serves: 1
timePrep time: 10 mins
timeTotal time:
Super-green halloumi omelette
Recipe photograph by Toby Scott

Super-green halloumi omelette

You’ll feel like Popeye eating this vibrant but satisfying omelette

Serves: 1
timePrep time: 10 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
535Kcal
Fat
35gr
Saturates
16gr
Carbs
19gr
Sugars
4gr
Fibre
4gr
Protein
26gr
Salt
1.7gr

Tamsin Burnett-Hall

Tamsin Burnett-Hall

Tamsin learned the tricks of the trade from cookery legend Delia Smith. A trusted recipe writer for the magazine for over 25 years, she is now our Cookery Workflow Editor, overseeing testing and editing to ensure that every recipe tastes great, is straightforward to follow and works without fail. In her home kitchen, Tamsin creates fuss-free flavour-packed food for friends and family, with baking being her ultimate form of comfort cooking
See more of Tamsin Burnett-Hall’s recipes
Tamsin Burnett-Hall

Tamsin Burnett-Hall

Tamsin learned the tricks of the trade from cookery legend Delia Smith. A trusted recipe writer for the magazine for over 25 years, she is now our Cookery Workflow Editor, overseeing testing and editing to ensure that every recipe tastes great, is straightforward to follow and works without fail. In her home kitchen, Tamsin creates fuss-free flavour-packed food for friends and family, with baking being her ultimate form of comfort cooking
See more of Tamsin Burnett-Hall’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 15g butter
  • 100g button mushrooms, halved
  • 50g cooked chestnuts, sliced (optional)
  • 50g spinach
  • ½ x 30g pack basil
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 25g light halloumi, coarsely grated (or other vegetarian cheese of your choice)

Step by step

  1. Heat half the butter in a small nonstick frying pan. Add the mushrooms and a pinch of salt and fry over a medium-high heat for 3 minutes until golden brown. Stir in the chestnuts, if using, and cook for 1 minute, then tip out onto a plate.
  2. Meanwhile, whiz together the spinach, most of the basil and the eggs to a bright green omelette mixture, using a hand blender or a liquidiser. Season.
  3. Melt the rest of the butter in the omelette pan and swirl around to coat. Pour in the omelette mixture, then use a wooden fork or spatula to start pulling the cooked mixture from the sides of the pan to the middle, tipping the uncooked egg mixture around to fill the gaps. Cook until the omelette has almost set.
  4. Sprinkle on the cheese, then add the mushrooms and chestnuts and the rest of the basil leaves. Fold in half and gently tip out onto a warmed plate. Eat immediately.
    Tip
    Slim it down
    Replace the halloumi with a light sprinkling of finely grated Parmesan; the strong flavour means you can use much less of it.

    Bulk it up
    Serve with thick-cut toast on the side. 

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