Egg White and Basil-Almond Pesto Omelette

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1.The snooze button is a lose button.  You only have one life to live & a finite amount of time to make it all happen.  So, pop up, put your feet on the ground, & walk your human into the kitchen.  Throw away those high-fructose corn syrup & preservative-infested boxes of sugar flakes, doughnut holes & pastry puffs… and, begin preparation for dietary Winning.

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Egg White and Pesto Omlette

Egg White and Basil-Pesto Omelette


Egg White and Basil-Almond Pesto Omelette

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 1 large omelette
Calories: 275kcal
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill


  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach rinsed, dried & packed
  • 3-4 mini portobello mushrooms chopped
  • 2-3 heirloom cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1-2 shallots finely sliced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons shaved parmesan plus additional for topping
  • 1 tablespoon1 A Bachelor & His Grill's "Fresh Basil-Almond Pesto" (see recipe below)
  • 1 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves finely chopped
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt and fresh ground peppercorn to taste


  • In saute pan over medium heat, bring 1 teaspoon olive oil to a gentle simmer.
  • Toss in shallots & garlic, season with kosher salt & saute 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add chopped mushroom, cooking until garlic fragrant & both mushroom / onion tender.
  • Remove from heat, cover & set aside to rest.
  • In separate skillet over medium-high heat, warm remaining olive oil.
  • Working quickly, in small bowl, vigorously whisk together egg whites, cream & salt, incorporating lots of air - making eggs light & frothy.
  • Pour whisked eggs evenly over entire surface of warmed skillet.
  • As some curds begin to form, keep eggs moving about by stirring with rubber spatula, lifting edges of omelette & pushing runny portions of egg to edges of the hot pan surface.
  • Once mixture begins to resemble "wet scrambled eggs" & bottom of omelette begins to set, using a spatula, smooth over top of eggs to create even surface.
  • Cover & cook until edges just turn crispy (not over cooking), 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove cover & spread pesto, sauteed veggies, spinach, tomatoes & parmesan over eggs.
  • Fold omelet in half, season omelet exterior with thyme, rosemary, cayenne & salt/pepper, to taste - cooking for additional 60-90 seconds.
  • Then gently flip, season second side, to taste, and cook for another 60-90 seconds.
  • Remove from heat & slide omelette from pan to plate, sprinkle with parmesan.
  • Serve immediately.


Fresh Basil-Almond Pesto

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2 cups
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill


  • 5 cups fresh basil leaves packed
  • 1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup almonds dry roasted
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh ground peppercorn to taste


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  • Dry roast almonds, in single layer, on lined baking sheet for 8-10 minutes, or until just golden brown & fragrant.
  • Remove almonds from oven, let cool, chop & set aside.
  • In food processor pulse together basil, roasted almonds, garlic, & 1/2 cup oil.
  • Then, with processor running, slowly add remaining olive oil, puree until smooth & desired consistency reached.
  • Stir in parmesan & season to taste with kosher salt / pepper.




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