We love omelettes! Here we’ve gathered together some of our favourite paleo friendly omelette recipes for you to try.
Eggs are high in protein, good fats, and contain all the essential amino acids our body needs for growth and repair. On the Paleo diet you’ll more than likely find yourself eating lots of eggs, but there’s no need to get stuck in a rut creating the same egg-based dish.
There are several different types of omelette – they can be fluffy like a souffle, baked like a Frittata, rolled or folded over, or as thin as a crepe. Omelettes are so tasty and versatile – perfect served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Check out our favourite recipes below but remember, you can’t really go wrong – so feel free to create your own omelette filling combinations.
A note on eggs: use the whole egg (no egg whites only – the yolk is good for you!) and always choose free-range organic eggs.
Cooking the perfect omelette
Cooking a classic style omelette may seem daunting at first, but once you get the hang of it it’s super easy. Check out this video for tips on how to make the perfect omelette.
I spent a month travelling through Thailand a few years ago. I was vegetarian at the time and I basically lived on Thai omelettes like this one – I just love the flavour! For a more filling meal, add some steamed greens.
Tortilla is a Spanish-style omelette much like a Frittata. This combination of pancetta, mushrooms and sweet leeks is delicious. Great for a weekend brunch or a mid-week dinner (and maybe leftovers for lunch!)
If you’re a fan of tuna melt sandwiches, you will love this omelette idea. Rich in protein and healthy fats, this is a delicious and savoury breakfast that can also be dinner or lunch. A little mayo and onion compliment the tuna perfectly.
This omelette does take a little longer to prepare as the sweet potato in this needs to be roasted. If I’m planning to have this one for breakfast I’ll usually roast the sweet potato the day before (a large batch so we can have some for another meal) and keep enough for this recipe.
These gluten and grain free flourless crepes are paper-thin and flavoursome, filled with hidden herbs. Fold them over some spinach and goat’s feta, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms or even a little cheeky bacon.
This Chinese omelette is just as good for dinner as it is for breakfast. I like to spice up my breakfast omelettes with new flavours and textures and, having a little obsession with Asian flavours, I have to say that this is a total winner.
Who said omelettes have to be savoury? This omelette is more like a sweet eggy pancake, and while it may feel like a treat it’s actually full of goodness! (Note that the recipe is for 4 servings, so adjust your ingredients accordingly – particularly the sweetener you choose to use).
We love the idea for this omelette and it can easily be amended to omit cheese. Ham, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, rocket, zucchini, mushrooms and caramelised onions are just some delicious toppings you can use.
Here is another Thai inspired omelette. You can use minced chicken and veggies or prawns and bean sprouts like in this recipe. A little coconut aminos or fish sauce, lime juice, honey and chilli and you have a perfect sauce. Use this recipe for inspiration and amend ingredients to suit your paleo protocol.
Italian flavours are bursting in this simple omelette recipe. Zingy, yet earthy pesto and sweet roasted tomatoes will make you think you’re tucking into a delicious margarita pizza or a Caprese salad.
Want more ideas? Check out these 10 nutritious and tasty omelette fillings.
This tasty compilation was crafted by Melanie Charters who is a member of the Eat Drink Paleo team. Learn more about our team here.