Thin Green Spinach and Herb Omelettes | Flourless Crêpes (Gluten Free and Grain Free)

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I like the concept of omelettes; it’s feel-good, casual food, the sort that makes you want to roll up your sleeves, get comfortable and dive in. 

They remind me of lazy weekends and leisurely brunches. There’s something wonderfully comforting and satisfying about a dish that’s equally tasty when made simply with eggs, or spilling over with cheese and other fillings.  But omelettes aren’t just weekend breakfast food; they are a fast and filling choice for any meal and there are many reasons to love eggs. Eggs are good source of high quality protein, high in choline (which has been linked to a reduced level of inflammation in the body) and recent studies have shown that, contrary to previous belief, a moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol.

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I know there are many authorities on omelette making and various techniques for making the “perfect” one, so many of you may already have your preferred method of preparing an omelette, but this thin green version has to be one of my favorite ways to make it.

These are paper-thin omelettes, flecked with herbs that can double as gluten-free/grain-free crêpes and are incredibly quick to make. The whole process doesn’t take more than a few minutes and they can be filled with whatever vegetables or cheeses you have in your fridge. 

They have a fluffy yet firm texture thanks to the well beaten eggs and a splash of cream or coconut milk.  The eggs are cooked up nice and thin using the same method as you would for making crêpes (ladling a small amount in a sizzling pan and swirling the mixture to the edges of the pan).

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Fold the finished omelettes / flourless crêpes over the filling for a traditional presentation or roll them up as wraps for a portable lunch or dinner. A small handful of aromatic herbs and spinach gives these omelettes their pale green hue and fresh flavor; I filled mine with a small handful of salad greens and crumbled goat cheese for a light lunch.

Thin Green Spinach and Herb Omelettes aka Flourless Crêpes Recipe (Gluten Free and Grain Free)

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: Serves 2

These paper-thin omelettes, flecked with herbs that can double as gluten-free/grain-free crêpes and are incredibly quick to make.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream or coconut milk
  • A few fresh herbs such as chives, flat leaf parsley, tarragon and chervil
  • 1 small handful of baby spinach, washed
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Butter or coconut oil for pan
  • Lightly dressed salad greens of your choice
  • 1 or 2 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (optional)

Instructions

  1. Soak the eggs in warm tap water for a few minutes to bring them to room temperature (this allows for the omelette to cook faster and more evenly.)
  2. In the bowl of a food processor pulse the fresh herbs and spinach until finely chopped.
  3. Add the eggs, cream, a pinch of salt and pepper and pulse until well combined.
  4. In a non-stick omelet or crêpe pan, melt a pat of butter or spoonful of coconut oil over medium-high heat, tilting the pan so that it coats the surface evenly.
  5. When the butter is just beginning to brown, add the egg mixture swirling quickly so that it forms an even layer over the bottom of the pan.
  6. Cook just until the egg is set (this should only take a minute or two). It’s done when the edges are dry and the top is just set.
  7. Run a spatula around the edges and lift slightly to loosen it from the pan.
  8. Repeat with remaining egg mixture.
  9. Plate and fill with salad green and crumbled cheese (if using), folding half of the omelette over the filling.

Notes

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian. Omit cheese for Paleo. *Variation: Use your favorite fillings and another cheese instead of goat cheese.

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 Thin Green Spinach and Herb Omelettes | Flourless Crêpes (Gluten Free and Grain Free)

How do you like your omelettes?

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  1. says

    Hello Slyvie
    I have been eating omelets for breakfast for quite sometime now. Had incorporated sauteed spinach and feta cheese into the eggs and made an omelet before. Now I like the idea of serving some fresh baby spinach and cheese on top, like the way you have done. No doubt, eggs are one of the energy packed start for the day and your recipe is a keeper for sure.

  2. says

    I can never get bored of egg or anything made with egg and Omelette is my comfort food. I love how we can go crazy creative and make out own version of omelette any time. This is new version for me and sounds delicious!

  3. says

    Hi,
    I like the fact that this recipe is so simple and healthy at the same time. Most people prepare omelettes with bacon or similar, so I think this one is really refreshing.

  4. says

    Hi Sylvie! I haven’t visited your blog for a while and I just saw you on another blog so jumped over here. Really happy to be back. :-) This egg omelette reminds me of Vietnamese egg pancake (or whatever it’s called). I love your spinach version. Very healthy and beautiful!

  5. says

    Eggs are my favorite things- I actually eat them for dinner a lot too when I’m not bothered to cook. We like ours with watercress and lots and lots of cheddar! Oh and spring onions!

  6. says

    Clever you, Sylvie. Never occurred to me to make my eggs crepe-style. Super idea to mix the fresh herbs right in; gives your omelet/crepe such a lovely color. Can’t wait to try it.

  7. says

    Sounds like the perfect breakfast. Goat cheese and spinach are high on my list of food to eat day in and day out, and I’ve been obsessed with eggs lately, too.

  8. Jahnavi @Indian Khana Made Easy says

    I love omelettes. I usually mix all the ingredients into the egg batter and make the omelette. I should try your way too; it’ll keep the veggies fresh and more flavorful.

  9. says

    I LOVE this, Sylvie! What a great idea and such a healthy way to have an omelette.

    The green hue on the omelette makes it even more appetizing!

    • says

      I love crepes and even better are these being flourless! The spinach and herbs are a wonderful addition too! Can’t wait to try it!

  10. says

    My kids are big fans of omlette in all its shapes and kinds.Yours looks so tempting!
    I agree with you on the fact that omlettes remind me of relaxed days when you have the time to make and enjoy a morning meal

  11. says

    Mmm, this looks like a perfect lunch to me – I love eggs for lunch :D The green is so pretty too! I think my son will love a green omelet(or just green eggs in general) I’ll have to try that soon!

  12. says

    Sylvie, these omelets are perfect! Love eggs over here too for every reason you mention. The green color from the herbs is so pretty!

  13. says

    sylvie – this sends me into a very happy place. I never would have thought about making thin omelets – so simple, so intuitive! I cannot wait to make these…delish! x

  14. says

    That’s really a wholesome omelette, loved loved your photographs,just amazing. I have been stuck with your blog for the past few days with all these mind blowing pictures. I have to say I’m still not finished :)

  15. says

    This is exactly the recipe I’ve been looking for! My boyfriend’s going on a keto diet as of next week and I’m looking for as many delicious carb-free recipes as I can. These look so delicious and light – yum!

  16. says

    yum yum! I eat eggs every single day and am always looking for new recipes. I never thought of rolling a thin omelette for a meal on the go – must try that!

    thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe and stunning photography with us.

  17. says

    So pretty! Omlettes are my husband’s favorite…but when he makes them, there’s cheese oozing everywhere. Delicious, just slightly less photogenic. Next time I need to up the spinach and even things out a bit more :)

  18. says

    Clever clever! I love making omelettes although mine are usually of the not-so-healthy, loaded with cheese, bacon & mushroom variety ;o) Great idea to make them thin to double a GF crepes – also great for those doing the low-carb thing… and I adore the colour!

  19. says

    I love the green version of these crepes! Wonderful and I agree a healthy yet comforting lunch. I will definitely try these. Beautiful as always. x

  20. says

    I honestly think I have omelettes more often for what I call Brinner. Breakfast for dinner! If not in the mood or don’t have the time to cook I find that a combination of ingredients either fresh or leftover can make a fabulous omelet meal.

    THIS is gorgeous!

  21. says

    We love omelettes at our house, and my kids have become experts at making them too. One day, my friend down the street said her son (6) came home and started making omelettes after my son taught him how :-) Your “thin” version looks delicious!

  22. says

    Love everything with eggs and this looks too good with that green hue. Loved the addition of coconut milk. My mom makes an omelet that has grated coconut in it, along with some spices ,so yumm

  23. says

    Beautiful, Sylvie. With 14 chickens in the yard, we get about a dozen eggs a day, and I was running out of ideas until I saw this!

    Thank you. And holler if you’re ever in need of some fresh eggs. :-)

    [K]

  24. says

    My husband makes “killer” omelettes, and we love them! We usually like avocados,sauteed bell peppers/onions and cheese in them, but I am definitely going to try the fresh spinach. Yours sounds fabulous, and it looks lovely.

  25. Greta says

    Hey, just cooked this, amazing! Used lettuce, ruccola and fitaki cheese as a filling. Thanks for the recipe, its officially the best omelette I have ever had.

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