nutritional information

Per Omelet:

  • Calories: 167
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 191 mg
  • Sodium: 234 mg
  • Fiber: <1 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Arugula-Ricotta Omelet for One

Arugula-Ricotta Omelet for One

Serves 1

30 minutes or fewer

Here’s an easy, elegant lunch or light dinner option that can be made with ingredients straight from the fridge. The recipe serves one, but can easily be quadrupled and made in a large skillet to serve four people.
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg whites, or 2 whole eggs
  • 1 small shallot, chopped (2 Tbs.)
  • 1 oil-packed sun-dried tomato, finely chopped, plus ½ tsp. oil from jar
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 Tbs. low-fat ricotta cheese

1. Whisk egg and egg whites with 1 Tbs. water in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

2. Place shallot, sun-dried tomato, and reserved oil in small nonstick skillet, and heat over medium heat. Sauté 2 to 3 minutes, or until shallot is softened. Add arugula, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes, or until leaves are wilted.

3. Pour in egg mixture, stirring to distribute arugula and tomato bits evenly. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 2 minutes, or until omelet begins to set. Dollop ricotta cheese on one side, and cook 1 to 2 minutes more, or until omelet is set. Fold over omelet to cover cheese and form half-circle shape.

July/August 2011 p.76

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1 sun dried tomato? Usually they are chopped up or vary in size. Is this a Tablespoon?

dori - 2014-11-09 22:31:20

Love it

Dawn - 2014-02-16 13:24:31

Try this!

DB - 2013-08-23 02:14:50

Excellent omelet! I'm a vegetarian so it fits my needs perfectly!

Teresa - 2013-06-16 14:55:38

Very yummy. I had no rocket so used 1/2 cup frozen spinach. It was delicious,filling and simple.

Mckmom - 2012-04-21 12:29:06

I love how many people are using raw, local, and grass fed cheese! GO REAL FOODIES! :D

Ariel - 2012-03-10 11:27:53

Made this four times so far! Combo of shallots, tomatoes and ricotta is superb. Turn heat down before adding arugula because it burns easily.

Rosie - 2012-01-23 08:48:59

Thanks for the advice on arugula - here in SA we also know it as rocket.

sharon - 2012-01-12 10:54:48

Did not have argula but did have spinach and was good

Sue - 2012-01-11 15:49:30

Arugula here is called "Rocket" in Europe-don't know what it's called in South Africa. It has a bit of a peppery bite to it....

Blondie - 2012-01-09 23:29:55

Didn't have arugula but substituted. Great!!!

Melinda - 2012-01-09 22:27:09

Arugula is also known as Rocket

Cate - 2012-01-09 21:50:30

I made this with spinach instead of arugala and a fresh soft cheese I made from local unhomoginized grass fed milk. Didn't add the sun dried tomatoe. It was easy and terrific.

Kerry - 2012-01-09 21:33:01

I think arugula is known as rocket (or roquette) in England. It is a peppery nutty green.

Teressa - 2012-01-09 17:17:49

Hi Kathy / Sharon, In England arugula = rocket

Joanna - 2012-01-09 17:11:15