Recipe courtesy of Carla Hall

Asparagus Omelet

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
I love this recipe as a way to get kids comfortable with cooking. An omelet is an easy meal and this one is actually served open-faced, so there’s no tricky flipping or folding involved. Add my asparagus salsa for a really fresh crunchy note that contrasts nicely with the tender eggs and asparagus.



  1. For the omelet: Trim the ends of the asparagus spears by holding the bottom end of each spear in your hand and bending gently to snap off the end. Drizzle the asparagus with the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat a small nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and cook until crisp tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer the asparagus to a plate and set aside. Wipe out the saute pan. 
  2. To make the omelet, whisk together the eggs, 1 tablespoon water and chipotle powder. Melt the butter in the saute pan over medium heat, then pour in the egg mixture. Allow to cook, undisturbed, until the edges set completely, 2 minutes. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the top, then place the cooked asparagus spears on top. Cover and cook until the eggs set, 2 minutes. Slide the omelet onto a plate. Garnish with the Asparagus Salsa if desired. 
  3. For the asparagus salsa: Place the asparagus, carrots, radishes and red onions in a food processor and pulse a few times until the vegetables are finely diced but not pureed.  
  4. Transfer to a large bowl and add the dill, scallions, serrano chile, lemon zest and juice. Mix together well, season to taste with salt and pepper and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop if time allows. The salsa can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Makes 2 cups.