Herbed Spanish Omelet

Featuring potatoes, spring herbs and red onions, this herbed Spanish Omelet packs in protein and flavor!

Gathering friends and family doesn’t need to be fancy. Brunch, after all, is a more casual and lighter alternative to the typical dinner party.

Just a little pre-planning can go a long way to make sure your brunch get-together is as simple as it is scrumptious!

Be sure to check out the rest of our breakfast and brunch recipes, too!

This post contains affiliate links.

One serving of Spanish omelet with a sprig of dill
Photo courtesy of Getty Images

This Herbed Spanish Omelet, which features potatoes; fresh, spring herbs; and red onions, and packs protein, B-vitamins and cancer-protective phytochemicals, is an easy dish to whip up the morning of your brunch.

Also known as Tortilla EspaƱola or Tortilla de Patatas, this recipe is a classic dish from Spain that has become a favorite around the world.

Don’t miss out on these other delicious breakfast egg recipes!

Reprinted with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research and Culinary.net.

Herbed Spanish Omelet

This recipe makes 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced or shredded
  • water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 large whole eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • salt, to taste (optional)
  • fresh herb sprigs, for garnish (optional)
Slice of herbed spanish omelet on white plate with spring herbs

Directions for Spanish Omelet:

Step 1: Place potatoes in large pan. Cover with water. Bring to boil and cook, uncovered, 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand about 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain well.

Step 2: In deep, 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and garlic. Cook about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes and cook 5 minutes.

Step 3: Combine whole eggs and egg whites. Stir in parsley, basil and chives. Season with salt, to taste, if desired. Pour mixture over potatoes in hot skillet. Reduce heat and cook, uncovered, about 10 minutes, or until bottom of omelet is golden.

If desired, brown top under toaster oven. Garnish with fresh herb sprigs, if desired.

Nutritional information per serving: 260 calories; 12 g total fat (2 g saturated fat); 28 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 2 g dietary fiber; 106 mg sodium.

Herbed Spanish Omelet

Herbed Spanish Omelet

Yield: 4

Featuring potatoes, spring herbs and red onions, this herbed Spanish Omelet packs in protein and flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced or shredded
  • water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 large whole eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • salt, to taste (optional)
  • fresh herb sprigs, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes in large pan. Cover with water. Bring to boil and cook, uncovered, 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand about 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain well.
  2. In deep, 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and garlic. Cook about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Combine whole eggs and egg whites. Stir in parsley, basil and chives. Season with salt, to taste, if desired. Pour mixture over potatoes in hot skillet. Reduce heat and cook, uncovered, about 10 minutes, or until bottom of omelet is golden.
  4. If desired, brown top under toaster oven. Garnish with fresh herb sprigs, if desired.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 261mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

For more delicious brunch recipes:

Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime. Sign up for a FREE 30-Day Amazon Prime Trial to get access to thousands of movies, tv shows, books and music for FREE!

Mom Smarter! Not Harder

Get mommy insights, tips and tricks directly to your inbox.

    We won’t send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

    Don’t miss out on our other family friendly recipes!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *