Omelettes are one of the easiest breakfasts or light lunches to make, only taking a few minutes, simple to whip up in a pan and add leftover veggies, and also makes a nice main meal if served alongside a side salad. If you eat eggs, be sure to choose certified free-range organic ones. But for this post, we’ll learn how to make a cholesterol-free and chicken-free vegan omelette! It won’t taste exactly the same, but it’s a nice change for anyone, not just vegans. Spicy Vegan Omelette (Delicious Magazine) takes just 15 minutes. Made in one pan with potatoes and gram flour. An ideal lunch.
Use vegan butters with no palm oil. Keep these recipes away from pets due to toxic ingredients (garlic, onion, leeks, chives, mushrooms, green potatoes/onions, faux cheeses and meats etc).
To make the perfect omelette, just melt vegan butter (with no palm oil) in a non-toxic frying pan, then add a little spinach and cook, season before removing from the pan and adding your beaten ‘omelette mix’. You’ll need a spatula to draw in the sides, then shake the pan to mix the batter around, before adding back the spinach and grated vegan cheese (if used). You can take the pan off the heat just before cooked, as it will continue to bake, then season again and serve (folded) with your favourite accompaniments.
The word comes from the French word ‘amelette’ which means ‘blade of a knife’. There is a legend that Napoleon tasted the first omelette and was so amazed, he asked for a giant one to made for his army. However, today omelettes are very popular in England and also in the US, both areas where the dish is a common item on breakfast menus. Try this Simple Vegan Omelette (Minimalist Baker).
This vegan omelette (So Vegan) is made with plant milk, chickpea flour and cheesy-tasting nutritional yeast (high in vitamin B12) with lots of fresh veggies (mushrooms, garlic, cherry tomatoes and spinach). A little turmeric gives the authentic yellow colour. Serve with fresh curly parsley.
Vegan Omelette Muffin (Green Evi) is a bit like a souffle. Perfect as a light dinner, with a side salad. Made with silken tofu and chickpea flour, it’s cheesy tasting due to nutritional yeast, with veggies (this recipe uses cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and spring onions).
How to Make a Vegan Frittata
Frittata is similar to an omelette, it’s just made with extra ingredients including vegetables. The word is Italian for ‘fried’. Vegetable Frittata (The Simple Veganista) is a wonderful cheap way to use up leftover veggies from the fridge. An ideal breakfast, lunch or main meal.
Or try this Easy Egg-Free Frittata (Minimalist Baker). Seriously, it’s made with mung beans!
This Vegan Frittata (The Plant-Based School) is as authentic as it gets, as the recipe is by an Italian chef. Add your favourite seasonal veggies like courgettes, asparagus, artichokes,s mushrooms, onions and spuds.
Where to Buy Vegan Omelette Mix
There are a few on the market, using anything from chickpea flour to tofu. Some brands add a tiny bit of turmeric (Indian spice) to make it yellow. Others add Kala Namak (black salt) for an eggy smell and taste. Others use nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavoured omelette. Terra Vegane Organic Omelette Mix only needs water to make quiche, frittata or egg-free fu yung. Just mix with equal parts water and pour into a pan.