Mediterranean Omelet with Peppers, Olives, and Fennel


Mediterranean Omelet with Peppers, Olives, and Fennel


March 29, 2017

Mediterranean Omelet with Peppers, Olives, and Fennel


2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 cups thinly sliced fresh fennel bulb, fronds chopped and reserved

8 cherry tomatoes OR 1/2 cup chopped peppers

1/4 cup chopped pitted green brine-cured olives

5 large eggs, beaten to blend with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 4-ounce package crumbled goat cheese Provençal (with thyme, basil, and sweet red pepper)

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (optional)


1Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fennel bulb; sauté until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Cover and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Add tomatoes and mash with fork; mix in olives. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to medium bowl.

2 Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to same skillet; heat over medium-high heat. Add beaten eggs and cook until eggs are just set in center, tilting skillet and lifting edges of omelet with spatula to let uncooked portion flow underneath, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle half of cheese over half of omelet, then top with fennel mixture. Sprinkle dill over, then remaining cheese. Using spatula, fold uncovered half of omelet over cheese; slide onto plate. Garnish with chopped fennel fronds and serve.