Minted Pea and Feta Omelette


Omelettes are a dieter’s best friend

Omelettes are brilliant for a quick meal and this version from the Hairy Dieters with minted peas and feta cheese is surprisingly tasty with a salad on the side. Prepped and ready in under 10 minutes, under a quid per portion and 382 calories per serving. Job done.

Wondering what to do with any leftover feta? Try mushroom, feta and tomato baked peppers, spinach, tomato and feta scrambled eggs or menemen.

Recipe: Minted Pea and Feta Omelette   

Calories: 382 per portion

Serves: 1

Book: Hairy Dieters – How to Love Food and Lose Weight

Prep time: Approx 5minutes

Cooking time: Approx 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 30g frozen peas
  • 40g feta cheese (drained)
  • ½ tsp dried mint
  • 3 medium eggs
  • ½ tsp sunflower oil, for brushing
  • Flaked sea salt
  • Ground black pepper

Cost per portion: Approx £0.92

Method:

Pour the peas in a heatproof bowl and pour over enough just-boiled water to cover. Leave for a minute, then drain the peas in a sieve and tip them back into the bowl. Crumble the feta cheese on top, sprinkle over the mint and season with lots of freshly ground black pepper.

Break the eggs into another bowl and beat them with a large metal whisk. Season with a little salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Brush a small non-stick frying pan with just enough oil to lightly coat the base and place it over a medium heat.

Pour the eggs into the frying pan. As the eggs begin to set, use a wooden spoon to draw the cooked egg towards the centre. Do this 5 or 6 times, working your way around the pan. As the cooked egg is moved, the uncooked egg will run into the gaps and begin to cook.

Scatter the peas and feta over the omelette and cook for another 3 minutes or until the eggs are just set. Carefully loosen the sides with a heatproof palette knife and slide the omelette on to a warmed plate, folding it as you do. Serve with a large, lightly dressed salad.

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