Spanish spinach omelette

Spanish spinach omelette

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 8
The leftovers of this tasty tortilla are perfect for tomorrow's lunch - for the office or the kids' lunchbox

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal209
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.46g
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  • 400g bag spinach leaves



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 3 tbsp 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 large onion, finely sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and finely sliced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 10 eggs



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


  1. Tip the spinach into a large colander and bring a kettleful of water to the boil. Slowly pour the water over the spinach until wilted, then cool under cold water. Squeeze all the liquid out of the spinach and set aside.

  2. Heat grill to high. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and gently cook the onion and potato for about 10 mins until the potato is soft. While the onion is cooking, beat the eggs together in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Stir the spinach into the potatoes, then pour in the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until nearly set, then flash the omelette under the grill to set the top. Ease the omelette on to a plate, then flip over back into the pan. Finish cooking the omelette on the underside and turn out onto a board. Serve cut into wedges.

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pikolet's picture
15th Jan, 2019
Not as good as I had hoped. Had to cook potatoes and onion for much longer than stated and they turned out ok in the end but the final result was very bland even after adding and adding more and more seasoning. Something was missing. Maybe two onions would have made a difference or maybe a clove of garlic. Nevertheless it made for a healthy lunch especially as I served it with a huge greek salad on the side. I was also thinking that a tomato chutney would go with it very well. Maybe next time!
28th Aug, 2014
A waste of Eggs, Spinach, Salt, Pepper, Potato, Onion & Oil.
marmiteetponpon's picture
7th May, 2014
try this super delicious zucchini omelette at marmite et ponpon
28th Aug, 2013
Ok for a base to start from. Too bland on its own.
10th Jul, 2013
Good base for a recipe, if a little bland. Added oregano, sunblushed tomatoes, smoked paprika and olives to boost it up a little, as well as some garlic. 3 tbsp of oil is also too much.
24th Apr, 2013
I used sweet potato and added some cheese as well. Was really quick and tasty. Would make it again, but also this is a great basic recipe that you can adapt depending on what you have in the fridge...peas, feta, mint, leeks, mushrooms....
30th Mar, 2013
Just tried this out and my husband loves it! I used 1 large potato cut into thin slices and 4 eggs. It was just enough to cover the spinach and other ingredients- does need more seasoning and works well with cheese- will definitely make this again.
15th Aug, 2012
I found this recipe to be very tasty! I don't have a pan that can also go in the oven so instead I just put all my ingredients straight into a silicon cake mold and put it in the over. I cooked it at 170C for about 15 minutes and it still wasn't set so I turned the heat up to just over 200C for about 10 minutes and it was delicious. I had leftovers in a wrap for my lunch which was delicious! I think I more enjoyed it this way then on it's own. It did seem like a little bit of a faff for an omelette. I agree with other people who have commented that with things such as omelettes it is probably best as a way to use up left overs from a dinner the night before or things in the fridge! I also found it needed quite a lot of salt! So a good hefty tablespoon into the mix should do it!
27th Apr, 2012
very nice dish which is easy to make and great way of using spinach - makes me feel healthy ;) lacks in taste however but nice with pickle.
13th Dec, 2011
This is an easy dish, but I did find it a little bland. I added peppers and spicy chorizo, think it would have been really disappointing without these added extras! I did par boil the potatoes first, a great tip.


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