I have been making vegan fried eggs and scrambled eggs for some time, but it was only when I had perfected these that I thought about making a vegan omelette. So, here it is! I have added tofu for an extra protein punch, along with kala namak (Himalayan black salt) for that eggy flavor.

INGREDIENTS

  • 25g rice flour or besan (chickpea flour)
  • 100g medium tofu
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • Pinch of ground turmeric
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of Kala Namak (Himalayan black salt) (see Tips)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 button mushroom, sliced
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • A handful of baby spinach leaves

TO SERVE

  • Chili flakes
  • Snow pea sprouts
  • Olive oil
  • Toasted sourdough slices (optional)
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

METHOD

  1. Place the rice flour or besan, tofu, soy milk, nutritional yeast, spices, and salts in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Heat the oil in a small non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and pour the omelet mixture into the pan. Add the mushroom, tomato, and spinach and fry the omelet for 3 minutes or until the bottom is golden and cooked through. Gently fold the in half and continue to cook for a further minute (see Tips).
  3. Top with chili flakes, snow pea sprouts and a drizzle of olive oil and serve with sourdough toast and lemon wedges for squeezing over, if you like.

TIPS

  • Make sure your omelet is completely cooked through before attempting to fold it in half. If your omelette doesn’t hold its shape, don’t worry – it will still taste absolutely delicious!
  • Kala Namak can be purchased from some health-food stores and online.

'The Global Vegan by Ellie Bullen, Published by Plum, RRP $34.99, Photography by Ellie Bullen'