Fresh vegetable omelette with lentils



6 min


35 min


4 Servings

Fresh vegetable omelette with lentils

Fresh vegetable omelette with lentils. (Photo, John Cullen.)

Lentils in an omelette? Their flavour and texture add dimension - and a hit of healthy folate to boot.


  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1/4 small red onion , diced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced asparagus
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach , chopped
  • 1/4 cup canned lentils , drained and rinsed
  • 4 tsp finely grated parmesan , optional


  • WHISK eggs with salt in a medium bowl. Season with pepper.
  • HEAT a small non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add oil, then onion, pepper and asparagus. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2 min. Add spinach and lentils. Cook until spinach wilts, about 1 min. Transfer to a bowl.
  • REDUCE heat to medium-low. Add 1/4 of egg mixture to same frying pan. Cook, unstirred, until edges are set, 2 to 3 min. Use a spatula to lift edge of omelette, pulling toward the centre and tilting pan to allow uncooked eggs to run underneath. Repeat until mixture is almost set and the bottom is golden brown, 2 to 4 min. Sprinkle 1/4 vegetable mixture overtop. Carefully slip a spatula under the eggs and flip the omelette. Cook until lightly golden, about 1 min. Slide omelette onto a plate and top with parmesan. Repeat with remaining eggs and vegetables. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 178,
  • Protein
  • 14 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 441 mg.