If you are looking for a healthy omelette that is fluffy, light, and flavorful, this egg-beater omelette is it! This omelette uses egg beaters, cottage cheese, and za’atar, which is a spice blend of dried thyme, oregano, sumac, and sesame seeds, to create a delicious meal that is ready in less than ten minutes and doesn’t even dirty one bowl.
This dish is delicious to have alongside flavors that pair well with za’atar. I like to have it with mint or ginger tea—something light, a little earthy, and a little zippy. Serve it on its own or with a side of grapefruit, oranges, or citrus.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Quick and Easy: This egg-beater omelette is a quick, fuss-free breakfast option that doesn’t even require a bowl, perfect for busy mornings.
- Healthy and Nutritious: With plenty of protein from egg beaters and cottage cheese, this dish is a healthy start to your day, especially after a long run or bike ride.
- Versatile: This recipe provides a delicious base that allows you to get creative with various cheeses and spices, including za’atar, to suit your palate.
You will need the following ingredients to make this incredible omelette with egg beaters:
Egg Beaters: These are a lower-calorie and cholesterol-free alternative to whole eggs as they’re made from all-natural egg whites. Shaking the container before use can ensure a fluffy omelette.
Cottage Cheese: Opt for a brand you enjoy since its flavor will impact the omelette. If it’s too watery, straining some liquid off can improve your dish’s texture.
Za’atar: This Middle Eastern spice blend of dried thyme, oregano, sumac, and sesame seeds brings an exotic touch. If you can’t find it, consider making your own blend or substituting with herbs de Provence.
Unsalted Butter: Used to cook the omelette, it can be replaced with a nonstick cooking spray or a little oil if desired.
How To Make an Egg Beater Omelette
Make the omelette: Heat your pan on medium heat, melting the butter. Shake your carton of egg beaters and pour in roughly ½ cup of egg beaters.
Allow to cook for 1 minute, then add ½ cup of cottage cheese to one side of the omelette. Add salt and pepper.
Sprinkle it with za’atar. Allow it to cook until the omelette has just set, 4-5 minutes.
Serve: Before removing the omelette from the pan, use a spatula to flip half of the omelette over itself. Slide onto a plate and serve. Enjoy!
- Shake the Egg Beaters: Ensure you shake the container of egg beaters before pouring them into the pan to achieve a fluffy texture.
- Experiment With Spices and Cheeses: Don’t limit yourself to za’atar and cottage cheese. Feel free to try different combinations of spices or cheeses like ricotta or feta.
- Pan Prep: To prevent sticking, ensure to use nonstick cooking spray, a little bit of oil, or butter to coat the pan properly before cooking.
Storage & Reheating
Given the delicate texture of omelettes, they are best consumed immediately after cooking. However, if you have leftovers, refrigerate them in an airtight container and consume them within a day. Reheat gently in a microwave, but be aware that the texture may change slightly.
Additions & Substitutions
Veggie Boost: Add some chopped green bell pepper or bell peppers of any color for a crunch and boost of vitamins.
Spicing It Up: Consider sprinkling some onion powder or black pepper for extra flavor.
Garnish: Sprinkle green onions on top for a fresh, colorful garnish.
Egg Whites: Instead of egg beaters, you can use 3-4 uncooked egg whites. Whip them until frothy and airy before adding them to the pan for a light, fluffy omelette.
Cheesy Variations: Swap out cottage cheese for Swiss cheese or add some sour cream for a tangy twist.
I can’t find za’atar. Can I use something else?
Definitely! Try using just a sprinkling of dried thyme and/or dried oregano, or use a different spice blend all together. Herbs de Provence could be a nice alternative. Be creative!
Do I have to use the butter called for in the pan?
No! I often use oil, cooking spray, or nothing at all when I’m using a non-stick pan. However, egg beaters often don’t have as much flavor as regular eggs, so a little bit of butter can impart a nice flavor without adding too much fat to the overall dish.
Can I use egg whites instead?
For sure. You will want to use 3-4 egg whites and/or egg whites that have already been separated. If you use egg whites, make sure that you whip them so that they are frothy and airy before putting them in the pan (but don’t whip them to soft or stiff peaks).
What can I serve with this egg beater omelette?
This omelette pairs delightfully with a fresh and tangy citrus fruit salad, like a combination of grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines, providing a sweet contrast to the savory omelette. For a crunchy element, consider serving it with whole grain toast or an English muffin, lightly buttered or topped with avocado. A light and crisp green salad, maybe one with bell peppers and green onions and dressed with a vinaigrette, would add freshness and balance out the meal.
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Egg Beater Omelette
- ½- ⅔ cup Egg Beaters
- ½ cup cottage cheese
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon za’atar
- ½ tablespoon of butter
- Heat a small non-stick frying pan and melt ½ tablespoon of butter.
- Shake the carton of egg beaters vigorously.
- Pour ½ cup – ⅔ cup of egg beaters into the bottom of the pan and allow to cook for 1 minute.
- Add ½ cup of cottage cheese to one-half of the omelette.
- Sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and za’atar.
- Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes or until the omelette has set.
- Using a spatula, flip one half of the omelette over the other and slide it out of the pan.
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