Spinach Mushroom Omelette

under 60mins

Ingredients for servings

  • 2 tbsps butter or olive oil

  • for the egg mixture

  • 3 large eggs

  • pinch of garlic salt

  • pinch of Tajín, or other chili powder-lime flavor-salt mix

  • pinch of black pepper

  • pinch of nutmeg optional

  • 2 tbsps half and half optional

  • for the fillings

  • 1 heaping handful of spinach not frozen or canned

  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • 0.5 large red onion, diced

  • 0.5 cup sharp cheddar, shredded

  • 3 thin slices Gruyère optional

  • 0.25 tsp paprika


  • Soak the mushrooms in a ramekin filled with water for 3 minutes, to prevent any brown residue from forming.

  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, salt mixtures, pepper, nutmeg, and half and half, until even and glossy.

  • Place half the butter or olive oil on a shallow 10-inch (25-cm) cast iron skillet on medium heat, or a similarly sized nonstick omelet pan or skillet. Tilt and move the pan to coat evenly.

  • Add mushrooms, paprika, and onions, and sauté until lightly browned. Add spinach, and toss for 30 seconds, or until slightly wilted, but still crunchy.

  • Set aside the mushrooms, onions, paprika, and spinach. Alternatively, push them into a mound in the center, or ring abutting the walls, of the skillet, ensuring plenty of empty space.

  • Add the remaining half of the butter or olive oil to the pan and stir contents thoroughly to coat evenly. Lower the heat.

  • Pour the egg mixture into the skillet, tilting and moving to ensure a flat layer of eggs. Heat until the eggs have become light and fluffy on top.

  • If you set aside the mushrooms, onions, paprika, and spinach, add them back into the pan, coating the top of the eggs evenly.

  • Sprinkle the cheese over the omelette.

  • Gently push the edges of the omelette toward the center of the skillet with two spatulas, making sure not to break it. Turn the heat off.

  • Gently scrape and lift half the omelette off the pan and fold onto the other half with the spatulas. Carefully lift the whole folded omelette onto plate and serve.

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