September 6, 2008
Tomato Week 2008: Tomato and Goat Cheese Omelet
It's the weekend and what better way to celebrate a few days off than to have a fabulous Tomato and Goat Cheese Omelet? This omelet is quick, simple and delicious! It's just perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch or for any time that you have a little time to pamper yourself!
What You'll Need Per Person:
1 1/2-2 cups of tomatoes, chopped
1 spring of rosemary, stripped
A pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper (Note: I don't always add pepper to my omelets and this time I did not, but it is a good addition.)
2 tablespoons of goat cheese
Preheat skillet until hot, but not screeching hot. You want to cook the eggs, not immediately scorch them. Don't go higher than medium heat.
While your skillet is heating cut tomatoes and place them in a microwave safe glass bowl. (Note: I used golf ball sized tomatoes and cut them into quarters.)
Cook tomatoes for 1-2 minutes on high, until soft. Remove from microwave and sprinkle the tomatoes with rosemary leaves that have been stripped from the stem. Set aside.
Crack eggs into a bowl and add a pinch of sea salt. If you choose to use pepper add that at this time too. Beat the eggs until well mixed.
Spray the heated skillet generously with non-stick spray and pour the egg mixture into the hot skillet and swirl around to coat the bottom of the pan. Using a spatula pull back the edges of the egg as it cooks and let the raw egg mixture on top drain to the open spot you've exposed with you spatula. Repeat this process until the top of the egg is no longer eggy.
Once the omelet is relatively dry on top add the tomato mixture to half of the egg circle:
Then top the tomatoes with the goat cheese:
Once the cheese is added use your spatula and gently fold over half of the egg circle to cover the tomato/cheese mixture:
Gently slide the omelet from the pan and on to your plate. (Note: Omelet disasters happen. If it doesn't come out perfectly don't sweat it...It still tastes good in the end! ;oP)
Pair with some whole grain toast and enjoy!
Notes: You can stuff an omelet with just about anything you can imagine! Let your imagination be your guide and have fun with your stuffing!
Posted by Dianne at September 6, 2008 7:11 AM
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This looks so good! I love omelets but don't get to have them as much as I would like to. I have never had goat cheese before but it's really high on my list of things to try because I'm sure I would love it.
Posted by: Erin at September 6, 2008 1:23 PM
Mmmm. We love goat cheese! This looks amazing!
Posted by: Hannah at September 6, 2008 1:30 PM
ooooh an omlette! my fav! I must try this out!
Posted by: London Southern Belle at September 6, 2008 2:50 PM
Yumm! I love goat cheese!
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Posted by: Esther at September 6, 2008 11:38 PM
I'm a big fan of omelets myself! :o) I had never made one with goat cheese before, but I had been wanting to try it for a while.
Thanks Esther! That was so sweet of you guys! :o)
Posted by: Dianne at September 8, 2008 12:15 PM
Thanks for making my Saturday morning breakfast so delicious! Went looking for something different to try and this was fabulous. Thanks!
Posted by: Krissy at October 31, 2009 9:01 AM