Spinach and onion tortilla

Spinach and onion tortilla
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Ready in 25 minutes

All you need are 5 ingredients to make this simple Spanish omelette recipe. Eggs, spinach, cheese, onion and olive oil – that’s it! A speedy option for lunch or dinner.


  • 5 medium free-range eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large Spanish onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 250g fresh spinach leaves, washed and chopped
  • 40g Cheddar, grated


  1. Preheat the grill to high. Crack the eggs into a large bowl, season and beat briefly with a fork.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan with an ovenproof handle and fry the onion until soft and pale golden. Add the spinach and sauté for a couple of minutes to wilt the leaves.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, turn the heat down to its lowest setting and cook the tortilla, uncovered, for about 8 minutes, until there is only a little runny egg left on the top.
  4. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top and melt under the preheated grill for 1-2 minutes, until the top is golden and bubbling.
  5. Use a palette knife to slide the tortilla out onto a plate. Cut into wedges. Leave to cool and store in the fridge, ready to box up for lunch.


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