Dandelion Greens and Buds Baked Omelet

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dandelion greens and flower buds baked omelet

I’m a huge fan of eggs, especially loaded with veggies and scrambled or made into omelets. Baked omelets are so easy; you just sauté all your veggies, dump the egg on top and pop it in the oven. Done! So when looking for a new way to incorporate some dandelions into our meals, I knew we had to try them in our morning eggs – and I’m so glad we did!

I woke up earlier then Mr. B and Baby Y, headed out to the backyard and picked some fresh dandelion greens and closed flower buds. I’m not one to measure ingredients (it’s bad, I know!), but here’s a picture of how much I picked for our 2-person omelet: a small bunch of greens and about 20-30 unopened flower buds.

dandelion greens and buds baked omelet recipe

Mr. B is not as big a fan of eggs as I am, so his eggs have to be loaded with as many veggies as possible, to mask the egg taste ;) So, this became a loaded spring veggies omelet – fine by me! I chopped up some onions, mushrooms, celery, and asparagus. Again, no measurements, really…

dandelion greens and buds baked omelet recipe

I sauteed the greens and flower buds until they were soft…

dandelion greens and buds baked omelet recipe

Then added the rest of the veggies and cooked until they were nice and tender.

dandelion greens and buds baked omelet recipe

Then I beat the eggs with some milk and seasonings, dumped them over the veggies, and topped with some shredded cheese.

dandelion greens and buds baked omelet recipe

I popped it in the oven for about 10 minutes, and voila – Baked omelet!

dandelion greens and buds baked omelet recipe

I love my eggs with bread – scrambled eggs with toast, and omelets with pita bread – so I warmed up a pita and went to town on this thing!

dandelion greens and buds baked omelet recipe

dandelion greens and buds baked omelet recipe

dandelion greens and flower buds baked omelet recipe

Enjoy!

This recipe was part of a series on cooking with dandelions, view other recipes in this series here: Dandelions: Friend or Foe (With Recipes!)

Dandelion Greens and Flower Buds Baked Omelet
 
Author: Sarah @ Nature’s Nurture
Serves: 2
Dandelion greens and flowers buds are sautéed with spring vegetables, mixed with eggs, and baked for a very satisfying omelet.
Ingredients
  • 1 small bunch dandelion greens, coarsely chopped
  • 20-30 unopened dandelion flower buds
  • 1 asparagus spear, chopped
  • 1/2 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and drain dandelion greens and buds. Heat oil in oven-proof skillet on medium heat, and sauté dandelions until just soft. Add the rest of the vegetables, and continue to sauté until tender and cooked through.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, salt and pepper, and parsley.
  4. Pour eggs over vegetables, top with shredded cheese.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
 

This recipe was shared here: My Meatless MondaysMelt in Your Mouth MondaysJust Another Meatless MondayMonday Mania,Fat TuesdayFoodie Friday,

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