New American Plate Challenge

Herbed Spanish Omelet

Serves 4

This omelet features potatoes, fresh, spring herbs and red onions. Onions, garlic and chives are allium vegetables that contain quercetin and allixin, compounds being studied for their role in cancer prevention.


  • 1 Pound
    potatoes, peeled and diced or shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup
    diced red onion
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 4
    large whole eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2
    egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons
    finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons
    finely chopped fresh basil and chives
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • sprigs of fresh herbs to garnish (optional)


  1. Place potatoes in large pan. Cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook uncovered for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender, not mushy. Drain well.

  2. Heat oil in deep 10-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes and cook an additional 5 minutes.

  3. Combine whole eggs and egg whites. Stir in parsley, basil and chives. Season with salt if desired. Pour mixture over potatoes in hot skillet. Reduce heat and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes or until bottom of omelet is golden.

  4. If desired, brown top under toaster oven. Garnish with fresh herb sprigs. Serve immediately.

Nutrition: Per serving: 260 calories, 12 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 28 g carbohydrate, 11 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 106 mg sodium.


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