Curious on how to make a funky omelette that’s flavorful, vibrant, and packed with deliciously sautéed fillings? There’s no question that this tempeh omelette I whipped up is one for the books and will definitely have it from time to time. Omelette’s are super easy to make, but this particular one is truly a vegetarian delight.
To not overcomplicate things, omelettes can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. The cool part is that an omelette can be made in a gazillion different ways, you can add your favorite fillings such as meat, veggies, sauce, cheeses, even tempeh or tofu (like I added in this one). There are endless combinations to explore with!
So, if you’re wanting to make a basic omelette – there isn’t much to it, all you really need are eggs, oil (I prefer olive, avocado, or coconut oil), salt, and pepper. But, if you’re in a funky and creative mood to make a colorful omelette, here’s how I made mine! (Doesn’t it look like the Mona Lisa? – just kidding I’ll relax..)
WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS TASTY TEMPEH OMELETTE
Making this omelette was quite simple, all you need is some fillings and a pan with oil to throw them on top of! Here’s a little breakdown of the ingredients I used.
- Eggs: A couple eggs will do the trick, but those that have a large appetite can use 4, like I did!
- Salt & Pepper: Okay these go a long way, especially when making omelettes because when cooking the eggs with salt, it makes the omelette look fluffier and fuller. There’s probably a more scientific way of explaining how it works, but I’m not a doctor 🙂
- Oil: Adding some oil on the pan before adding the eggs or fillings is the first step, you can use olive oil, avocado oil, or my favorite – coconut oil!
- Fillings: The way I sautéed the tempeh really made it taste like chicken!
- Purple Cabbage
- Ajika Seasoning
- Curry Powder
- 21 Seasoning
- Sea Salt
Check out the printable recipe with details below.
HOW TO MAKE A TEMPEH OMELETTE
First step in all of this, I made sure to use a non-stick pan, which are great for omelette making! It makes everything easier when it’s time for the fold.
- Saute the filling. It’s good to start off with sautéing the fillings first, since this might take the longest. Then once that’s done, you can set it aside and let it relax until it’s time to add it on top of the omelette.
- Mix the egg base. Crack the eggs, add it to a bowl with salt & pepper, then whisk it up.
- Cook the egg base. Okay so the key here is to cook on low heat and not do what I did, cooked it on medium/high heat and made it a little crispy (which actually added some texture to it). Learn from my mistake!
- Add the delicious fillings. Now this is where everything comes together. Add the filling and gently fold one half of the omelette to the other side. Then slide it onto a plate. Bam! we did it!
HOW TO MAKE A TEMPEH OMELETTE RECIPE VIDEO
Want to visually see how I made this omelette? I’m with you – Check out the recipe video below.
WHAT KIND OF FILLINGS SHOUD YOU ADD?
Personally, I love the savory taste of caramelized garlic & onions, mixed with spinach, onions, fresh basil, and even a little goat cheese. When it comes to fillings, there’s no limit on what you can add, the world is at your feet, the sky is the limit, the oyster is your world… wait I think I said that one backwards – ha! But I’m sure you get the point 🙂
If you make this tempeh omelette or any version that you prefer best, I would love to hear about it down in the comments below!
Here’s the printable recipe
- 4 large eggs
- Ground Himalayan sea salt & black pepper, for taste
- 1/2 Tbsp Tablespoon olive, avocado, or coconut oil
- Tbsp Tempeh
- 1 Tbsp Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Onions
- 1/2 Cup carrots
- 1 Cup Purple cabbage
- Ajika seasoning
- Curry powder
- 21 seasoning
- Sea salt & black pepper
- I personally like to saute ingredients in a skillet, rather than a non-stick. The taste is better.
- Add oil, let it heat up for a bit on medium-low heat, then thrown in the fillings. I like to saute the onions & garlic first until caramelized, then I add the rest of the good stuff.
- Add eggs into bowl, whisk, then add black pepper & sea salt – whisk until a little frothy.
- I like to use a non-stick pan when it comes to making omelettes. Super easy to fold, it works like magic.
- After 2-3 minutes, or until the top is a little wet but not too runny, add the fillings and fold when ready.
- Slide that puppy onto a plate then garnish it to make it look pretty!
Wow this looks delicious. I’ve never seen an omelette served with tempeh before! Definitely going to give this a try! Also the spices you used look simple but tasty.
Thanks! I love tempeh, you can make it in all sorts of ways. I love sautéing it and throwing it into a salad, sandwich, or even take a chunk and eat it. Also I love spicing things up and exploring new tastes. I’d love to hear how you make yours and how it comes out!
Love this funky food Frankie! Looking at it makes me feel like I’m tasting it. Wow Frankie! love papa
Thanks papa! I’m having a lot of fun with creating this food and feeling funky while doing it! The funnest part of all this is thinking of what I can make next! Love you papa. Can’t wait to make a meal with you.