Omelet with Asparagus, Greens, and Pecorino

Photo: Hans Gissinger

Fold the greens right inside this fluffy meal. The tangy, salty flavors of Pecorino are well suited to both the peppery arugula and the mild egg.


  • ½ bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 8 large eggs

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon grated Pecorino Romano

  • ¾ cup baby arugula


  1. In a pot of salted boiling water, blanch asparagus until bright green and tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer to an ice bath and drain.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add oil and swirl to coat. Whisk eggs in a bowl and add salt. Season with pepper. Pour into pan and cook until omelet is just set, 7 to 8 minutes. (Occasionally tilt pan and lift up sides of set egg with a spatula to allow uncooked egg to run underneath.)

  3. Top half of omelet with Pecorino, asparagus, and arugula. Flip other half over top and cook until cheese melts, about 30 seconds more. Cut into wedges to serve.

Cook's Notes

Slice this omelet into wedges to more easily feed a crowd.

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