As-you-like-it tortilla

As-you-like-it tortilla

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins - 15 mins


Serves 3
This Spanish-style omelette uses leftover ingredients matched with storecupboard herbs, spices or sauces, such as pesto or harissa

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal343
  • fat20g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein24g
  • salt2.1g


  • 6 eggs



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

  • 2 tsp pesto, or 1 tsp mustard or harissa, or 2 tbsp fresh chopped herbs of your choice



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • large handful leftovers such as grated cheese, chopped ham, chorizo, sliced sausage, cooked bacon rashers, tuna or smoked salmon
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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

  • 125g cooked pasta or 200g chopped cooked potato



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • handful veg such as frozen spinach or peas, canned corn, roasted peppers, fried courgettes or mushrooms



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

  • 1½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • tomato salad, to serve (optional)


  1. Beat the eggs with seasoning and your chosen background flavour, then add your leftovers. Stir in the spring onions and pasta or potatoes with your selected veg.

  2. Turn on the grill to high. Heat the oil in a medium non-stick frying pan and tip in the egg mixture. Cook gently for 10 mins over a low heat until three-quarters set, then flash under the grill to set the top. Serve with a simple tomato salad.

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balck777's picture
26th Nov, 2015
Great recipe. Today I made it with cooked chicken and a few cooked chopped new potatoes, fried leeks and mushrooms and some frozen peas. I also used Dijon mustard, a little parsley and some chilli flakes in the egg mixture. Before flashing under the grill I sprinkled extra cheese on top. My husband is quite fussy and he had seconds (and thirds).
19th Mar, 2014
Easy to make - ideal for dinner or for packed lunches. You can use just about anything.
Frantic Flapjack
30th Apr, 2013
Just goes to show you can't go wrong with a tortilla. Made mine with the spring onions, fresh mint and chopped feta with some mushrooms. Served with the rainbow tomato salad. Lovely!
30th Mar, 2013
Lots of good ideas for tortillas, I used chopped red onion instead of spring onion
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