Do you ever visit the Farmer’s Market in your local town on a weekend? If you’ve been struggling to kick off a healthier diet regimen, this could be a great place to start. For this quick and healthy omelette recipe, I’ve used only ingredients that I purchased fresh that morning from El Mercat Central in Valencia, Spain, and it’s pretty simple to make too.
Like I said, all these ingredients were purchased at the local market that morning which means this was freshhhhh. Seriously. I didn’t use anything that you couldn’t purchase at your local Farmer’s Market as well, so you can replicate this at home and probably navigate your market much faster than we navigated the massive labyrinth that was the beautiful El Mercat Central. If you live in Valencia or the surrounding areas, the market has a home delivery service as well.
This one’s pretty straight forward, but since I don’t see people shopping at local markets enough, maybe I’m wrong. Like I said, these ingredients were crazy fresh, so in turn, they were crazy healthy too. When we buy produce from a supermarket, we have no way to tell how long it’s been in the store or how long it took to get there. If that little orange you’re eating was picked three weeks ago, jumped on a semi-truck to travel to your local grocery store, and then hung out with his other orange friends for a few days before YOU finally purchased and consumed it, you’re not getting nearly as many vitamins and nutrients as you would from a fresh orange. You can obviously make this with normal produce, but it’s worth noting that you could probably purchase all of this at a local, fresh market on a Saturday morning.
While the ingredients are pretty simple, omelettes can be tricky to make without breaking, and it’s easy to have a scrambled eggs situation. I’ve always preferred to make omelettes one by one in a skillet, because by nature, it holds their shape. You could also use a griddle, but I haven’t done this very often. Let me know if you try it and have tips!
flexitarian, vegan, vegetarian
Add on some fresh greens, grape tomatoes, and a lemon if you want to make a refreshing side salad like you see in my picture. Simply slice the tomatoes, top the fresh greens with them, and squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the top.
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Valencia is the third largest city in Spain with a population of 1.7 to 2.5 million depending on how the metropolitan area is defined, and the Port of Valencia is the fifth-largest container port in Europe. All of this aside, my biggest regret from our trip along Spain’s beautiful eastern coast is not allotting more time for the authentically, breathtaking city of Valencia, far