Omelets are perhaps one of the most versatile breakfast dishes out there. You can put (almost) anything inside of an omelet and they make the perfect base for a high protein balanced breakfast.
Eggs themselves contain protein, vitamin D, choline (a brain-supportive nutrient) and a host of other vitamins and minerals (especially the yolk – don’t skip it!). And when stuffed with vegetables, an omelet becomes even more nutrient-dense, and can be a filling an satisfying way to start the day.
The omelet I’m sharing today is stuffed with juicy tomatoes, a handful of fresh herbs and a smattering of tangy goat cheese. I love how these ingredients go together, and it’s easy enough to make on a weekday, but is exciting enough to wake up for.
If you don’t have these ingredients on hand or they’re just not your cup of tea, here are a few other omelet combinations that I think you’ll love:
- Zucchini, summer squash, white cheddar
- Mushrooms, onions, green bell pepper, Swiss
- Roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, spinach, feta
- Avocado, salsa, cilantro, queso fresco
- Broccoli, green onion, sharp cheddar
Really, any of combination of veggies, greens, herbs and cheeses you have on hand can work to make a delicious omelet. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with it!Print
A high protein omelet made with fluffy eggs, fresh herbs, tomatoes and goat cheese.
- 8 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup fresh herbs, chopped (parsley, chives, tarragon)
- 1-pint cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
- 1-ounce goat cheese, crumbled
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and black pepper until thoroughly combined.
- Heat a small nonstick skillet to medium-low. Coat with cooking spray. Add ¼ of the egg mixture, then sprinkle ¼ of the chopped herbs over the egg mixture. Once it’s just set, use a spatula to flip the egg.
- Sprinkle ¼ of the tomatoes and ¼ of the goat cheese. Fold over the omelet and reduce the heat to low. Cook until the egg is just set and the tomatoes and goat cheese are hot.
- Repeat the process with the remaining egg mixture and fillings to make 4 omelets.
- Serve immediately.
Cooking Tip: For extra fluffy eggs, use an immersion blender (instead of a whisk) to beat the eggs.
Make it a Meal: Serve with whole wheat toast and fresh fruit.
- Serving Size: 1 omelet
- Calories: 206
- Sugar: 0g
- Sodium: 309mg
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Unsaturated Fat: 9g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 15g
- Cholesterol: 380mg
Keywords: omelet, eggs, egg, breakfast, brunch, herbs, tomatoes