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Tuesday 15 September 2015

A seat in the Taverna : Greek Salad Omelette

The Taverna pictured here is on the Greek Island of Naxos. A Taverna is a small Greek restaurant, similar to a tavern, that serves Greek Cuisine. The taverna is an integral part of Greek Culture and has become familiar to people from other countries who visit Greece, as well as through the establishment of taverna's in countries such as the U.S., Australia, and others - more here

Greek salad omelette

Now, if you should be fortunate enough to have sat in this particular Taverna, I am sure you would have welcomed a plate of delicious food and maybe tucked into an omelette, or perhaps a fish dish ... plus enjoyed good company and surroundings. Can you picture the scene?

... Well, for those of you not able to sit in one of those blue chairs why not bring a touch of the Greek Islands to your table! Here is a quick and healthy lunch or supper, and at 5g carbs per serving, can fit so nicely into LCHF menu plans. So how about bringing a taste of Greece to your plate. 


Serves Four
10 eggs
handful of parsley leaves, chopped (optional)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large red onion, cut into wedges
3 tomatoes, chopped into large chunks
large handful black olives, (pitted are easier to eat)
100g feta cheese, crumbled
salt and pepper

1. Heat the grill to high. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl with the chopped parsley, pepper and salt. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan, then fry the onion wedges over a high heat for about 4 mins until they start to brown around the edges. Throw in the tomatoes and olives and cook for 1-2 mins until the tomatoes begin to soften.
2. Turn the heat down to medium and pour in the eggs. Cook the eggs in the pan, stirring them as they begin to set, until half cooked, but still runny in places – about 2 mins. Scatter over the feta, then place the pan under the grill for 5-6 mins until omelette is puffed up and golden. Cut into wedges and serve straight from the pan.

Make it meaty, for a non-vegetarian version why not ripple over slices of ham or bacon before scattering over the feta, then grill until crispy.

Recipe idea from here

optional - a glass of retsina may go well

Have a lovely day

All the best Jan


Jo said...

That looks delicious, and the retsina would be the perfect accompaniment.

Anonymous said...

I could happily sit in one of those blue chairs.
Omelette looks a tasty dish.


Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for your comment Jo.
I will pour you out a glass of retsina ... virtually speaking of course!

Enjoy your day.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Nona, thanks for your comment.
I will reserve you a seat in one of those chairs ... virtually speaking of course!

Have a lovely day.

All the best Jan

Galina L. said...

I am sure we should stop thinking about eggs as only morning food. Omelet, especially like the one featured in your post, could be the perfect dinner choice.

eileeninmd said...

Wow YUM, the omelet looks delicious! I would love to visit Greece! Have a happy day!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for your comment Galina.
I do so agree ... eggs in a dish, such as the one featured, can be enjoyed any time of day.

Have a lovely Tuesday.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Eileen, thanks for your comment.
Glad you liked the pictures used for the Taverna - the omelette recipe is a good one!

Happy Tuesday

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

such a pretty spot!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for your comment Debbie.
It does look so pretty and inviting doesn't it.

Hope the rest of your week goes well.

All the best Jan

Martha said...

I would love to sit in a place like that...right near the beach :) And that's such a yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

DeniseinVA said...

I like the look of this place. And another great looking recipe Jan. Thanks so much!

Ayesha (PlumPetals) said...

That looks amazing!

Lowcarb team member said...

Martha, thanks for your comment.
Such a lovely place - I can imagine sitting in the sun!
Which would make a nice change from todays rain! LOL...

It is indeed a lovely omelette recipe

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for your comment Denise.
Such a lovely place and great recipe ...

Hope your week is going well.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Ayesha, many thanks for your comment.
Such a nice place and tasty recipe.

Hope all is well with you.

All the best Jan

Rue said...

Wow! That looks delicious Jan! I can't wait to try it :)


Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for your comment Rue.
This is a very nice omelette recipe, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Hope the rest of your week goes well.

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

Looks like a good day.

Lowcarb team member said...

Ivy, thanks for your comment.
What could be better then to sit and watch the world go by - so relaxing.

Enjoy the rest of the week - they pass by so quickly!

All the best Jan

Anna Down Under said...

OMG Jan that looks YUM! I will definitely give this a try.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for your comment Anna.
It is a very nice omelette recipe ... no matter where you sit! My dining chair is quite comfortable although our weather is not quite a warm summers day ... Autumn is getting that bit closer I think.

Enjoy your weekend - it will soon be here.

All the best Jan