Lunch that is not a sandwich: Spicy mixed bean omelette

I don’t know about you but I am always trying to think of new, quick and filling ideas for lunch –  that aren’t sandwich related.

This is something I’ve started to make regularly to eat at home and to take to work. It’s easy and you can adapt it to use whatever you have in your fridge.

Earlier this week I made the omelette just for myself so the quantities below are just for one person. Increase the quantities depending on how many people you are making it for or how many eggs you chose to use.


  • 2 free range eggs
  • 1/4 tsp of fresh masala ( this gave it quite a kick)
  • salt to your taste, I used a good pinch
  • 1/4 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tbsp of skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp of diced onion
  • 1 tbsp of chopped tomato
  • 3 tbsp of tinned 4 bean mix
  • 1 tbsp of sweetcorn kernels
  • Olive oil for cooking


To cook the omelette I used a good heavy based frying pan that I could also put under the grill.

  1. In a bowl crack the eggs and add the spices, salt and milk – using a fork whisk, ensuring everything is well mixed
  2. In your frying pan heat about a tbsp of oil – gently fry the onions and tomatoes until they are soft
  3. Next add the mixed beans and sweetcorn to the pan – stir in gently allowing them to heat through
  4. Ensure the ingredients are spread out in the pan
  5. Now pour over the egg mix tilting the pan so the mixture is evenly spread out
  6. Cook on a moderate heat for about 2 minutes
  7. Transfer the frying pan from the hob to under a moderate grill for around 2 minutes to cook the top half of the omelette

You can use  almost any vegetable you have in your fridge for this dish e.g mushrooms, courgette (zucchini), or even tinned tomatoes if you don’t have fresh.

Just remember that anything that requires cooking should be added to the oil at the very beginning.

This is great to eat at home with a salad or even to put in your packed lunch.

One Response to “Lunch that is not a sandwich: Spicy mixed bean omelette”

  1. Loved this recipe, I live alone so this was perfect for me, so easy to make and great taste
    Look forward to trying another of your recipes again over the weekend
    Thanks for sharing this and keep them coming

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