This simple Mediterranean Omelet or Omelette (both are correct), whips up quicker than you’d imagine. If you love bold Mediterranean flavors, the feta cheese, Kalamata olives, tomatoes and roasted red peppers in this fluffy omelet are calling your name.
I love breakfast. So much. The thing is, it needs to happen after I’ve made my cup of coffee and it needs to be easy. And as much as I hate to admit it, my husband makes a much better omelet than I do. So, I usually reserve them for weekend breakfasts when we can chop and cook together. I’ve found something new that I really love that makes weekday omelets much easier. This OXO Good Grips Microwave Omelet Maker.
I have to admit to being skeptical at first. I don’t normally cook anything in my microwave. I really only use it to melt things or reheat quickly. I was impressed by this simple, well thought out design. This flexible, BPA-free, omelet maker, folds and remains closed with easy tabs to steam veggies before adding the eggs. Once cooked, that flexible design makes folding the omelet over a cinch. The veggies cook in just about thirty to sixty seconds and once the egg is added, your omelet is ready in two to two and a half minutes.
As easy as the omelet maker is, I can barely form sentences in the morning without a cup of coffee. I constantly change my method of coffee-making. I’ve been a French press user for quite a while, but I’m really loving OXO’s Pour-Over Coffee Maker. Whichever you use and whether you’re a coffee drinker or tea drinker, you are going to love OXO’s Clarity Cordless Glass Electric Kettle. Truth be told…I’ve had the ugliest stove-top tea kettle for years. I mean, just awful. I just never understood the need for an electric kettle when I had a perfectly good stove top. Well, I get it now. First of all, this electric kettle is beautiful! It’s sleek, neat and looks great on my countertop. I love how quickly the water boils and watching it is mesmerizing…proving a watched pot, or kettle, really does boil. :)
Making a single cup of coffee works well for me. We all enjoy different varieties in my house. This pour-over maker fits over any mug. What I love best, is the measurement markings on the water tank. They make filling it so easy as it regulates the flow of water into the dripper, giving you the ideal brew time.
So, don’t let weekday mornings intimidate you anymore. It really is possible to make special breakfasts like this. Try chopping some veggies the night before and store them in containers in the fridge. You can even pack all of the ingredients for one serving into one container for a quick, dump-and-cook omelet. Do you have any shortcuts you use for weekday breakfasts?
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon milk
- extra virgin olive oil
- small handful fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons diced roasted red pepper
- 2 tablespoons diced fresh tomato
- 2 tablespoons feta cheese crumbles
- 1 tablespoon sliced Kalamata olives
- fresh parsley
- In a small bowl, whisk the egg and milk and set aside.
- Grease the inside of the omelet maker with just a bit of olive oil. Add the spinach, peppers and tomato. Microwave for 30 seconds. Add the egg mixture and give it a stir. Microwave for 2½ minutes or until set in the middle. Add the feta and olives. Fold over and serve with a sprinkling of parsley and additional tomato and cheese if desired.
*This post is sponsored by OXO. All images and words are my own.