Monday, 3 October 2016

SPINACH AND TOMATO OMELETTE

I woke this morning craving a spinach and tomato omelette, evidently I gave in. This flavourful and colourful omelette offers two servings of vegetables which is such a great, healthy way to start the day. Baby spinach is something I eat everyday, mainly because it's so easy to incorporate into meals and of course is a great, more substantial substitute for lettuce. With leafy greens; the darker ones are always better.  It's definitely easier and more convenient because spinach is already bite-sized. Also spinach has more carbs than lettuce and is also packed with nutrients, essential vitamins, fiber and protein. Need I say more? All you need is 10 minutes of your time, a few simple ingredients and an appetite.
Preparation time: 5 minutes                                   Cooking time: 5 minutes

What you need:

1 sliced tomato
half cup baby spinach leaves
1 tsp oil
quarter red onion, chopped
cayenne pepper
black pepper, powder
salt to taste
2 eggs, beaten

Method:
  1. Heat oil on medium heat.
  2. Saute the onions for a minute then add spinach leaves and cook for about 30 seconds. 
  3. Place into a bowl then set aside. Add the beaten eggs, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper to the fry up and mix well. 
  4. Pour back into pan still on medium heat then place sliced tomatoes on top. Reduce heat to low.
  5. Cook until egg has completely set and is golden brown.
  6. Serve whilst hot!

I had my omelette with wholemeal toast. It's been a very satisfying morning!
Nokhuthula xo 

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