Cheese Omelette with Ramp Chimichurri

Cheese Omelette with Ramp Chimichurri

If there’s any recipe perfectly suited for our Healthy + Whole initiative, this has got to be it – quick, easy, cheap, minimal ingredients, versatile, delicious — the omelette has it all. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Buy a dozen local eggs at the market, and you’re good for 6 meals.

We learned to make an omelette from the master herself – Julia Child. It may sound a little strange since we never got to meet, but we’ve learned a ton about cooking from Julia . She was one of the first people we started to watch when we wanted to learn to cook. The amazing thing is that she has left her legacy in a myriad of cooking show episodes so that she can continue teaching to this day.  Below, we’ve linked to a video clip of her teaching how to make an omelette.

The omelette can go with anything. You can saute up any vegetables you have on hand and place them inside (just be sure not to overstuff!), along with cheese or herbs. Here, we’ve combined a simple cheese omelette with a chimichurri sauce we made with ramps from the Indy Winter Farmer’s Market. You can always make the classic chimichurri sauce with parsley (or another veggie!) if ramps are not available to you – or you could use another sauce, like pesto.

As Julia would say – Bon appetit!

Video: Julia Child Makes an Omelette



Cheese Omelette with Ramp Chimichurri

1 Star (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 1)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: One omelette


  • 2 eggs
  • One pinch kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • Chimichurri
  • 10-inch non-stick skillet


  1. In a small bowl, crack the 2 eggs. With a fork, whisk vigorously together with one pinch kosher salt and 1 teaspoon water.
  2. Set the skillet over high heat. Place 1/2 tablespoon butter into the skillet; tilt the pan in all directions to fill the bottom and the sides.The butter will foam; when the foam starts to subside and just before it browns, add the eggs to the skillet. Tilt the pan in all directions so that the egg fills the bottom of the pan. Add 1/4 cup shredded cheese in a line across the middle of the omelette. Wait for 30 seconds as the egg cooks.
  3. Roughly jerk the pan toward you several times, forcing the egg to fold over on itself. Wait another few seconds for the omelette to finish cooking. Grasp the pan handle with your palm underneath and fingers on top. Quickly tilt the pan so that the omelette slides onto the plate.
  4. Serve with chimichurri sauce.



About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is an acclaimed vegetarian cookbook author and cook based in Indianapolis. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious.


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    April 3, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Looks absolutely delicious!

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    April 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

    This looks simple and delicious. I’ve never thought to put chimichurri over an omelette, but it has to be good!

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    Michelle Ritchie | Delicious Karma
    April 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks for following up your Ramp Chimichurri recipe with another one using it! Especially one I would not have thought of on my own. And agree…Julia is amazing.

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      April 4, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      You’re welcome! I always need at least one idea with something to start the wheels turning :) Yes, Julia is the best! Glad you’re a fan too :)

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    April 4, 2013 at 12:29 am

    This is beautiful and sounds delicious!!

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    April 4, 2013 at 1:30 am

    Beautiful photos! This looks delicious and I don’t even love eggs. That chimichurri is calling my name!

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    April 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I LOVE CHIMICHURRI. I’ve never mastered the omelet—I think it’s time to learn how. I really wish I could attend a class all about cooking eggs, wouldn’t that be fun?

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    May 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Just picked up some ramps at the farmers market. The chimichurri looks delicious but I have a question about the omelette recipe; the ingredients list includes cheese but it is not mentioned in the instructions. At what point is the cheese incorporated?

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      May 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Recipe fail! Thanks for catching; it’s been updated :) Hope you enjoy the ramps!

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    December 5, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Yum!!!! Made it tonight.

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