Skinny pepper, tomato & ham omelette

Skinny pepper, tomato & ham omelette

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
If you're in need of a protein boost try making this healthy omelette for breakfast, using fewer yolks lowers the cholesterol

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal206
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.21g
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  • 2 whole eggs and 3 egg whites



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, white and green parts kept separate and finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • few slices wafer-thin extra-lean ham, shredded
  • 25g reduced-fat mature cheddar
  • wholemeal toast, to serve (optional)
  • 1-2 chopped fresh tomatoes, to serve (optional)



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…


  1. Mix the eggs and egg whites with some seasoning and set aside. Heat the oil in a medium non-stick frying pan and cook the pepper for 3-4 mins. Throw in the white parts of the spring onions and cook for 1 min more. Pour in the eggs and cook over a medium heat until almost completely set.

  2. Sprinkle on the ham and cheese and continue cooking until just set in the centre, or flash it under a hot grill if you like it more well done. Serve straight from the pan with the green part of the spring onion sprinkled on top, the chopped tomato and some wholemeal toast.

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chrisnation's picture
18th Oct, 2018
I would say this needs cooked tomatoes - so that's what I did. Cut side seasoned and sprinkled with Italian herbs and left to soften. Lovely smashed onto the crusty bread toast. No messing about with egg whites. Being a soltero, three whole eggs did me. I used pieces of thickly cut ham. That made the meal more substantial. Melted parmesan on the top, under the grill. A first class lunch!
Minoo's picture
22nd May, 2016
This makes a great breakfast and you definitely don't miss the egg yolks. I found it a useful way to use up some spare egg whites plus other bits in the fridge. I used spring onion and cheese as per the recipe but instead of tomato and ham I used chilli and coriander. It was great!
12th May, 2016
Perfect post-exercise meal. Very tasty and easy recipe.
1st Jun, 2013
Gorgeous an easy to make!!
28th Nov, 2012
very good recipe. I used 6 whole eggs and added tomatoes to the red pepper. A nice breakfast!
24th Jun, 2012
Really nice! I added red onion, lovely.
lilemz93's picture
27th May, 2012
Love this! I try and have this at least once a week as it's so healthy and tasty.
28th Nov, 2011
I just cooked this and added a courgette and some halved cherry tomatoes, very nice and very filling!
15th Aug, 2011
Enjoyed it a lot. Not sure where tomatoes are involved though...
13th Aug, 2011
Lovely for lunch with a handful of grilled cherry tomatoes!! I think I will add an extra egg next time, not enough for two people
3rd Jan, 2015
hmmm, a skinny pepper, tomato & ham omelette with no tomatoes. interesting.
Yvette Addy
23rd Apr, 2016
Quick and easy perfect start to the day. remember to pop the omelette under the grill for a fluffier omelette. don't take your eyes off of it for a second it only takes a minute.
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