These easy asiago arugula omelet make for a delicious, low carb breakfast, lunch or dinner. Best of all they only take minutes to make! Arugula goes so nicely with eggs and the salty asiago cheese brings it all together. This easy and tasty low carb dish has just 3.1g net carbs!
You might also like this arugula couscous salad recipe!
Recently I came home from vacation and was very hungry but sick of eating out. So I whipped up this easy asiago arugula omelet using a method I learned in a book (Rules of Civility) that I read for book club.
They were called closed kitchen eggs. The recipe was just a mention in the story, but it turned out to be one of my favorite ways to make eggs.
This is a simple omelette recipe for making a quick and easy low carb meal. And while I used arugula and asiago cheese in my recipe today, you can add just about anything you want with your eggs.
What is arugula? What does it taste like?
Arugula is a popular salad green but it is not lettuce. The English refer to it as rocket and some consider it an herb. Arugula is part of the Brassicaceae family and is related to mustard family. (source)
You can eat arugula raw or cooked and it has a spicy peppery flavor. This flavor is stronger when eaten raw and less pronounced when cooked.
And it is a very nutrient dense green. Arugula is also high in calcium, potassium, folate, Vitamins C,K and A. (source). It is also high in fiber and low in calories and carbs.
What kind of cheese to eat when dieting.
Let me say something about cheese and dieting. Many people don’t like to eat cheese when they are dieting because it’s high in fat or because they may be lactose intolerant.
If you have concerns about the high fat content, I recommend hard sharp cheeses as they add lots of flavor and you don’t need to use much. Some hard, sharp cheeses are Asiago, Parmesan, Gruyere, Manchego, Pecorino Romano, etc.
The great thing about using hard, sharp cheeses is they are usually lower in lactose and you don’t need much to give your dish lots of flavor. Here’s a good article singing the praises of cheese if you are interested.
Recipe ingredients I used.
All you need are 3 basic ingredients which are eggs, Asiago cheese and fresh arugula leaves. I also used unsalted butter to cook the eggs but you could also use cooking spray or olive oil. You might also want to season with salt and black pepper.
If you can find baby arugula use that as it’s more tender. And if you don’t like arugula you can use other greens like spinach or watercress, etc. And if you don’t have any asiago you can substitute
How to make an easy asiago arugula omelet.
Step 1: Spray a small omelet pan or nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Place it on the stove, add the butter and heat up to medium high heat.
Step 2: In a small mixing bowl beat the eggs with a whisk and then fold in the arugula and asiago cheese. Mix well. Note asiago cheese is pretty salty so I didn’t add any additional salt, but if you want to season with salt and black pepper at this point.
Step 3: Pour the egg mixture in the hot pan with the melted butter. Turn the heat down to medium heat and cover the skillet. Cook until the eggs are cooked through which is about 5-10 minutes.
Step 4: When done and golden brown, slide the eggs out of the pan and fold over with a rubber spatula onto your plate. Garnish with arugula and extra cheese if you wish.
Store omelet leftovers in an airtight container. Please scroll down and view the printable recipe card.
You get a little spicy peppery flavor from the arugula, and a bit of salty goodness from the asiago. The eggs get a nice crusty brown on the bottom that is so delicious.
Again, you can add whatever you like. I tend to go for more herb and cheese combinations but you can add cooked peppers, onions, sausage, prosciutto, bacon, ham, etc.
I hope you give this easy asiago arugula omelet a try and let me know how you like it. It’s great for a quick low carb meal and it only requires a few simple ingredients.
Do you have a favorite recipe to make eggs? Drop me a comment and let me know. Enjoy!
The nutritional information for the whole omelet is 414 cal / 33.6g fat / 3.2g carbs / 0.1g fiber / 25.3g protein
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons asiago cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup fresh arugula leaves
- 1 tablespoon butter
- salt & black pepper to taste
- Spray a small non-stick pan with cooking spray, then add the butter and heat to medium high heat.
- Whisk eggs in a medium bowl and then fold in the arugula and cheese.
- Pour in the egg mixture into the skillet and lower heat to medium heat. Then cover with a lid.This will cook the top so you don't have to flip omelet.
- Cook until eggs are cooked on top. Usually 5-10 minutes.
- Slide the eggs onto a plate and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 414Unsaturated Fat: 0g