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Cheese Omelet
with roasted carrots / arugula salad

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A cheese omelet isn't just for breakfast! It makes for a protein-packed main dish when paired with roasted carrots and a peppery arugula salad.
Smarts: This recipe is written to make 2 omelets for 4 servings, so each person will get half an omelet. Adjust if customizing.


Cheese Omelet:
  • Eggs - 8
  • Milk - 3 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/8 tsp
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp
  • Cheese, shredded Monterey Jack - 4 oz (sub cheddar)
Balsamic Roasted Carrots:
  • Baby carrots - 12 oz (sub regular carrots, sliced)
  • Lemony Balsamic Vinaigrette (ingredients listed separately) - 2 Tbsp
Lemony Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 4 Tbsp
Arugula Salad:
  • Arugula - 6 oz (sub any salad greens)
  • Lemony Balsamic Vinaigrette (ingredients listed separately) - 2 Tbsp


  1. Make vinaigrette - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and honey. Add olive oil while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Eggs - Whisk eggs with milk, salt, and pepper.

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  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Toss baby carrots with vinaigrette (portion for carrots) and some salt and pepper. Spread out on a sheet pan. Roast carrots, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, until tender, 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. When carrots are nearly done roasting, heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add first portion of butter and stir to coat the entire pan with melted butter.
  4. Pour half the whisked eggs into the pan (this makes 2 omelets for 4 servings; adjust if customizing). Top one half with half the cheese. Once the bottom of the omelet sets, 4 to 5 minutes, fold the open half over the half with the ingredients and flip. Cook until eggs are all set and no longer runny, 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from pan and repeat with remaining omelet(s).
  5. Toss arugula with vinaigrette (portion for salad).
  6. Slice omelets in half and serve with carrots and arugula on the side. Season the top of the omelets with some more salt and pepper and / or serve with hot sauce (not in ingredients list). Enjoy!



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