Paleo Omelet: If you’re an aspiring culinary artist, I’m sure you appreciate the milestone that is your first omelet. The day you discovered that you could dump almost anything into a basic fried egg, and transform it into a different breakfast for each day of the week, sparked that excitement of finding completely ordinary raw materials and experimenting to create something that’s uniquely yours. That’s not very different from our Stone Age ancestors, not just in the case of food but for any kind of craftsmanship.
If you’re new to the paleo diet, the paleo omelet is one of the easiest recipes to start with, especially if you haven’t the time to experiment for breakfast. Chances are you’re already very familiar with this; you’ll just have to tweak it a little by switching soybean or sunflower oil with coconut oil, and exchanging dairy ingredients like milk or cheese for a more colorful palette.
Total Time to Make: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 6 eggs
- 1 serving of Chorizo Meatballs (Note: The recipe makes 3 servings, only use 1)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/4 red bell pepper
- 1/4 green bell pepper
- 1 Roma tomato, sliced
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 green onion (scallion) chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and smoked paprika and set aside.
- Put the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the garlic and Chorizo meat and cook until the meat is no longer pink.
- Add the onion, green onion, and both bell peppers and cook until the onion is translucent and all the vegetables are tender. This should take 3 to 4 minutes.
- Turn the heat to medium and slowly pour the egg mixture from step 1 into the skillet. Let the eggs slowly cook for 3 minutes or until the eggs are no longer running.
- Layer the sliced tomatoes on top of the omelet.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Apart from being full of complete proteins, your omelet includes a treasure trove of nutritional goodies hidden within those nuggets of red and green. Onions are an omelet staple because they give you ample dietary fiber, not to mention their beloved salty-sweet taste. The crunch of the bell peppers comes with higher doses of vitamin C than oranges; and they are great antioxidants. I suspect that you’ll find most of these in your kitchen right now, and that’s what makes this dish a nice, familiar stepping stone as you get to know the paleo diet.