Omelette with Spinach and Feta

This is a delightful, nutritious, and easy-to-prepare dish, perfect for breakfast or a light lunch. This recipe has gained popularity thanks to the influence of Greek cuisine, where the combination of spinach and ...


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This is a delightful, nutritious, and easy-to-prepare dish, perfect for breakfast or a light lunch.

This recipe has gained popularity thanks to the influence of Greek cuisine, where the combination of spinach and feta, is a classic.

Interestingly, in ancient cultures, eggs were considered magical attributes, and making an omelette from them was a kind of ritual.

I like how this recipe simultaneously combines sweetness, saltiness, bitterness, and acidity. Spinach gives the omelette a light, fresh, green taste with a slight bitterness and pleasant juiciness, beautifully contrasting with the egg base. And feta brings a bright, slightly spicy and sour cheesy note to the omelette, balancing its salty taste with the sweetness of the eggs.

For even more flavor and texture richness, I suggest sautéing some of the spinach in a pan, and adding some as a filling to the omelette mixture. This way, the dish will be more varied, with a slight crispy texture.

The degree of roasting of the omelette, as well as the degree of readiness, can be regulated by the power of heating and the duration of cooking.

Personally, I love when the bottom surface of the omelette acquires a golden-brown color and a slightly crispy texture. This adds a caramel sweetness and makes the omelette very appetizing in appearance.

⏱ Cooking time — 15 minutes overall. Includes 10 minutes of preparation and cooking + 5 minutes unattended.

🥣 Ingredients

🍽 For 2 servings:

  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g (3,5 oz) spinach
  • 50 g (1,8 oz) of feta
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) of heavy cream (33%+)
  • 25 g unsalted butter
Ingredients for the spinach and feta omelet: eggs, spinach, feta, heavy cream, unsalted butter

Before moving on to the preparation, I recommend familiarizing yourself with the article on how to cook an omelette, where I have detailed the principles of preparing omelettes: when and how to properly salt the omelette, how to whisk, and so on, as well as demonstrated 4 different methods of preparation.

For the preparation of a spinach and feta omelette, you can choose any of the methods described in the link, or use the slightly less detailed instructions below.


Preparation of the egg mixture

Take 3 eggs, crack them into a bowl, season with salt and pepper. Add 30 ml (2 tbsp.) of heavy cream or milk for a better omelette texture and whisk well.

Frying the spinach and preparing the omelette

Melt 25 g (0,9 oz) of unsalted butter in a pan, put half of the spinach in, and fry for 1 minute.

Pour the omelette mixture into the pan and add the remaining spinach leaves. Cook for 2 minutes.

Crumble the feta cheese into small pieces and sprinkle it over the omelette.

Final steps and serving the omelette

Fold the edges of the omelette towards the center of the pan.

Cover the pan with a lid, turn off the heat and let the omelette “finish cooking” for 30 seconds.

Transfer the omelette to a plate, cut it in half and garnish with spinach leaves.

Drizzle the omelette with olive oil and sprinkle a little feta cheese on top.

📋 Substitutions

Eggs — 4-5 egg whites (check what to cook with leftover egg yolks): reduces the calorie and fat content of the dish, changes the texture of the omelette (lighter and fluffier). Or quail eggs: more delicate taste, smaller portion sizes.

Spinach — arugula: sharper and spicier taste, changes the color of the omelette. Or kale: denser texture, earthy taste, high nutrient content.

Feta — goat cheese: stronger and brighter taste, changes texture. Or mozzarella cheese: soft and neutral taste, more meltable texture.

Heavy cream — regular milk: reduces the fat and calorie content of the dish, more liquid omelette texture. Or coconut milk: exotic and creamy taste, changes texture.

Unsalted Butter. Or olive oil: changes the taste to a more fruity and soft, improves nutritional properties. You can also use coconut oil: exotic taste, changes omelette texture, noticeable effect on the aroma of the dish.

Spinach and feta omelet on a platter

🌶 Variations

  1. Spinach, Feta, and Tomato Omelette: Add 1 chopped tomato or several cherry tomatoes for juiciness and freshness.
  2. Spinach, Feta, and Red Bell Pepper Omelette: Add 1 sliced red bell pepper for brightness and sweetness.
  3. Spinach, Feta, and Potato Omelette: Add 1 small potato, pre-boiled and sliced into thin slices.
  4. Spinach, Feta, and Mushroom Omelette: Add 100 g of sliced mushrooms (button, oyster or portobello) for additional texture and taste.
  5. Spinach, Feta, and Avocado Omelette: Add ½ a sliced avocado for a creamy texture and healthy fats.
  6. Spinach, Feta, and Ham Omelette: Add 50-70 g of sliced ham for extra taste and texture. You can use regular or smoked ham depending on your preferences.
  7. Spinach, Feta, and Chicken Omelette: Add 100 g of sliced boiled or baked chicken for greater satiety and nutrition. Instead of chicken, you can also use turkey or quail.

As a chef with years of experience, I’d suggest the following side dishes to complement your Spinach and Feta Omelette:

🥗 What to Serve With?

  1. Whole Grain Toast or Baguette. Adding a side of whole grain toast or a warm baguette gives a delightful crunch to balance the soft and fluffy texture of the omelette. Moreover, the earthy flavor of whole grain bread complements the fresh and slightly bitter taste of spinach and the salty and tangy notes of the feta cheese.
  2. Fresh Fruit Salad. A fresh fruit salad can bring a sweet and tangy dimension to your meal. The natural sugars in the fruit can balance the savory omelette nicely. Opt for fruits like berries, oranges, or apples, which have a vibrant acidity to offset the rich, creamy feta.
  3. Tomato and Cucumber Salad. A simple salad with ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumber, and a light vinaigrette dressing can complement the richness of the omelette. The acidic brightness of the tomatoes and the refreshing crunch of cucumbers contrast nicely with the omelette’s creamy and velvety texture.
  4. Roasted Potatoes. If serving the omelette for brunch or a light lunch, consider adding some roasted potatoes on the side. The starchy and crispy potatoes create a hearty contrast to the omelette’s soft texture, while their natural sweetness complements the omelette’s savory notes.
  5. Smoked Salmon. If you’re in for a more lavish breakfast or brunch, consider adding slices of smoked salmon. Its rich, smoky flavor and silky texture pair wonderfully with the omelette, elevating it into a gourmet meal. The saltiness of the salmon will also complement the feta cheese nicely.

These side dishes not only provide a great taste combination with the omelette but also add an extra layer of texture to the meal, creating a more satisfying and varied eating experience.

🙋‍♂️ FAQ

Is an omelet with spinach and feta good for your health?

Of course, yes. Spinach contains beneficial vitamins and minerals, and an omelet is a source of proteins and fats. Such a combination is very satisfying, as protein has high nutritional value. This dish can be consumed in diets, with various diseases.

What is the caloric value of an omelet with spinach and feta?

Proteins – 7.50 g, Fats – 8.82 g, Carbohydrates – 2.10 g Calories – 117.85 kcal (493 kJ)

Can I freeze a spinach and feta omelet and how?

The Spinach and Feta Omelette prepared according to this recipe can be frozen and stored in the freezer for several months. For this, use food containers.

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This delightful, nutritious, and easy-to-prepare dish is ideal for breakfast or a light lunch.
This recipe became popular due to the influence of Greek cuisine, where the combination of spinach and feta is a classic.
The degree of browning of the omelette, as well as the degree of readiness, can be regulated by the power of heating and the duration of cooking.
Cook Time10 minutes
Unattended:5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings2 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g spinach
  • 50 g feta
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream (33%+)
  • 25 g butter


  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add cream or milk for better texture and whisk well.
  • Melt butter in a frying pan, add half the spinach and stir-fry for a minute. Pour egg mixture into skillet, add remaining spinach leaves and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle feta cheese over the omelet.
  • Fold the edges of the omelet toward the center. Cover the pan, turn off the heat and let the omelet cook for another 30 seconds. Transfer omelet to a plate, cut in half and garnish with spinach leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle feta cheese on top.



Calories: 262 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 13 g | Fat: 22 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0.4 g | Cholesterol: 295 mg | Sodium: 499 mg | Potassium: 389 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 0.5 g | Vitamin A: 5463 IU | Vitamin C: 14 mg | Calcium: 213 mg | Iron: 3 mg
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Hi, I'm Alex. I love to cook and bake, and I'm always looking for new recipes to try. I started this blog — to collect and share most delicious and easy recipes in one place. I remember, how many questions recipes raised to me, when I started cooking. To make sure that doesn't happen to you, I take step-by-step photos of the cooking process for every recipe so you can see how all the steps are supposed to go together, even if you're not following my recipes exactly.

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