Meatless Monday: Corn Dill Omelet

Who says you need bacon and sausage for breakfast?

Posted: 10/03/2011 04:56 PM EDT
Filed Under Meatless Monday

Did you know that improving your health can be as easy as cutting out meat and processed cold cuts one day a week? Doing so can reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.

 

Enter Meatless Monday. This week's recipe is Corn Dill Omelet. "Havarti cheese with dill gives this omelet a creamy consistency and subtle herbal flavor," says the Meatless Monday website. They add, "Fresh corn kernels are cooked sweet and crunchy in this breakfast which shows off delicious flavor and texture contrast."

 

Serves 2

 

—4 eggs

 

—a pinch salt and pepper

 

—1 cup corn kernels, cut from the cob

 

—1 tablespoon chives, snipped

 

—1/3 cup low fat havarti with dill, grated and divided

 

—Oil or nonstick cooking spray

 

Prepare a nonstick skillet with a little oil or nonstick cooking spray.

 

Whisk the eggs together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and add the corn kernels and chives.

 

Place the prepared skillets over medium-high heat. Add half the egg and corn mixture to the skillet. Use a spatula to spread out the egg corn mixture in 1 layer, to ensure even cooking.

As the eggs begin to set, lift one side with a spatula, taking care, and tilt the pan to allow the uncooked egg mixture to touch the surface of the pan under the partially cooked eggs. Rotate around the eggs and repeat for about 2 minutes, or until you have lifted all the sides of the eggs up and uncooked eggs no longer appear when the pan is tilted.

 

Sprinkle half the grated havarti in a continuous line down the center of the partially cooked eggs. Gently fold one side of the eggs over the cheese. Run the spatula under the omelet to loosen the bottom, transfer to a plate and flip the other edge of the eggs over the cheese while the omelet leaves the pan.

 

Repeat with the other half of the egg corn mixture and grated cheese. Serve 1 omelet per person and enjoy!

This recipe comes to us from our friends at Dofino.

 

Nutritional analysis:

Nutrition info: Per gram serving: 215 calories, 11 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 372 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 16 g total carbs, 2 g dietary fiber, 4 g sugar and 15 g protein.

 

(Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images)

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