Egyptian Spinach Omelet

Egyptian Food and Recipes



12 ounces fresh baby spinach

2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

2 medium onions, chopped

2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped


fresh ground pepper

6 eggs

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

1 (15.00 ounces) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained



1. Rinse and drain spinach; squeeze out excess water.

2. Place spinach in saucepan over medium heat; cover with lid and allow to wilt.

3. Remove from heat and drain in colander.

4. Remove all excess water.

5. Heat oil in large cast-iron skillet or other ovenproof skillet.

6. Add chopped onions and cook until tender and lightly golden.

7. Add tomatoes to skillet; season to taste with salt and pepper.

8. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until tomato is tender and liquid is reduced.

9. Preheat broiler.

10. Beat eggs lightly in bowl; season to taste with salt and pepper.

11. Add nutmeg to flavor the eggs, stirring well.

12. Add tomato mixture and spinach to beaten eggs and mix well.

13. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in cast-iron or ovenproof skillet; pour mixture in.

14. Top with canned chickpeas.

15. Cook over low heat for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the bottom has set; then place under broiler to finish setting the top.

16. It should be firm and lightly browned when it is done.

17. Cut into slices and serve.



Last Updated: June 7th, 2011