A good basic omelet. I used rosemary instead of tarragon and omitted the chives. Served it with toasted French Country Bread and Honey Gelato for a light supper.
Herb and Goat Cheese Omelet
A tender omelet gains a salty boost from goat cheese without adding too much sodium. Serve with seedy whole-grain toast and fresh fruit for a hearty brunch.
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- Calories: 233
- Fat: 17.6g
- Saturated fat: 5.8g
- Monounsaturated fat: 7.8g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
- Protein: 16g
- Carbohydrate: 3.6g
- Fiber: 1g
- Cholesterol: 430mg
- Iron: 2.5mg
- Sodium: 416mg
- Calcium: 84mg
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled goat cheese
- 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced zucchini
- 1/2 cup (3 x 1/4–inch) julienne-cut red bell pepper
- Dash of salt
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
- 1. Combine eggs and 1 tablespoon water in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Combine parsley, tarragon, and goat cheese in a small bowl.
- 2. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, zucchini, bell pepper, and dash of salt to pan; cook for 4 minutes or until tender. Remove zucchini mixture from pan; cover and keep warm.
- 3. Place 1/2 teaspoon oil in skillet. Pour half of the egg mixture into pan, and let egg mixture set slightly (do not stir). Carefully loosen set edges of omelet with a spatula, tipping the pan to pour uncooked egg to the sides. Continue this procedure for about 5 seconds or until almost no runny egg remains. Sprinkle half of cheese mixture evenly over omelet; cook omelet 1 minute or until set. Slide omelet onto plate, folding into thirds. Repeat procedure with remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil, egg mixture, and goat cheese mixture. Sprinkle chives over omelets. Serve with zucchini mixture.
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