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 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.
Harissa chorizo egg crepes from Eat Drink Paleo
This spicy omelette is super tasty. Irena came up with this one when she was tossing up between making savoury crepes and a Mexican burrito… what a happy accident!
Thai style rolled omelette from Nom Nom Paleo
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.
Pancetta, mushroom and leek tortilla from Nigel Slater
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!)
Tuna melt omelettes from The Iron You
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.
Caramelised onion, carrot, and ham omelette roll from Eat Drink Paleo
This baked omelette roll is a great budget meal and makes a quick dinner, lunch or weekend breakfast. It’s also a great little dish to take to picnics.
Smoked salmon omelette from Raymond Blanc
The combination of salmon and eggs is one of my all time favourites. This recipe is super simple and delicious.
Roasted sweet potato and bacon omelette from Eat Drink Paleo
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.
Thin green spinach and herb omelettes from Gourmand In The Kitchen
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.
Frittatta with red capsicum, chorizo and tomatoes from Eat Drink Paleo
Frittata is an Italian-style omelette filled with various ingredients. I love the flavour combination of capsicum, tomatoes, basil and spicy chorizo. Yum!
Light Swiss chard frittata from Skinny Taste
This is a greener take on the Spanish tortilla with nutritious chard and onions as a filling. This frittata is made with some cheese but you can easily omit it if avoiding dairy. You can alternatively throw in some sheep’s or goat’s milk cheese.
Portable Western omelettes from The Healthy Foodie
We love food you can hold in your hands and these little omelette cups are just perfect. Ham or prosciutto as a casing filled with vitamin rich spinach and protein rich eggs – what’s not to love?
Asian omelette with mushrooms and string beans from Eat Drink Paleo
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.
Sweet berry omelette from Sarah Wilson
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).
Duck egg omelette from The Primal Desire
We love the roasted Asian mushrooms and grilled asparagus to complement the duck eggs. Duck eggs are larger than chicken eggs so you can do an egg per omelette.
Blueberry lemon puffed omelette from Gourmand In The Kitchen
Here is another sweet take on the traditional savoury omelette. It’s puffy and soufflé-like, sweetened with raw honey and topped with juicy blueberries. We like it as an alternative to pancakes.
Pizza omelette from The Daily Fix
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.
Pad Thai Omelette
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.
Pesto roasted tomato omelette from Edible Perspective
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.
Sweet potato Spanish tortilla with sage walnut pesto from 80Twenty
From Italy to Spain, this filling frittata like dish is a great weekend recipe. Tortilla keeps really well so you can save leftovers for lunch. Serve it with a fresh green salad.
This tasty compilation was crafted by Melanie Charters who is a member of the Eat Drink Paleo team. Learn more about our team here.