Mediterranean Omelet

Omelets in the Mediterranean are light and fluffy; they are not made on a grill.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 egg whites
  • ¼ cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • ½ tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 oz. pancetta, thinly sliced
  • 3 oz. Swiss cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • In medium-size bowl, beat the eggs and egg whites, then whisk in the yogurt. Heat half of the oil to medium temperature in a sauté pan. Quickly sauté the pancetta, then remove and drain on paper towel.
  • Heat the remaining oil to medium temperature in a large sauté pan. Pour in the egg mixture, then sprinkle in the pancetta and cheese. Stir once only. Continuously move the pan over the heat, using a spatula to push the edges inward slightly to allow the egg mixture to pour outward and solidify. When the mixture is mostly solidified, use a spatula to fold it in half.
  • Finish cooking uncovered in a 350ºF-oven for approximately 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and black pepper and serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 egg whites
  • ¼ cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • ½ tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 oz. pancetta, thinly sliced
  • 3 oz. Swiss cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • In medium-size bowl, beat the eggs and egg whites, then whisk in the yogurt. Heat half of the oil to medium temperature in a sauté pan. Quickly sauté the pancetta, then remove and drain on paper towel.
  • Heat the remaining oil to medium temperature in a large sauté pan. Pour in the egg mixture, then sprinkle in the pancetta and cheese. Stir once only. Continuously move the pan over the heat, using a spatula to push the edges inward slightly to allow the egg mixture to pour outward and solidify. When the mixture is mostly solidified, use a spatula to fold it in half.
  • Finish cooking uncovered in a 350ºF-oven for approximately 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and black pepper and serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium250mg
Total Carbohydrate2g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars1g
Protein12g