Recipe by jen
"Somehow, when cream cheese is mixed with herbs and melted in an omelet, it acquires a wonderful taste that you wouldn't associate with cream cheese."
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cream cheese, softened
fresh cilantro leaves
salt and pepper to taste
This omelet was FANTASTIC! I too am on a carb-limiting diet, so this fits in perfectly. The only change I made was too use dried chives instead of cilantro. I have never made an omlet before but this was soo easy and took less than 10 min. from start to finish!
With cilantro, I didn't enjoy this omelet very much... too "herby" or something. But it is REALLY good to start with the cream cheese and add chives and some smoked salmon! Yum.
I tried using scallions instead of the cilantro like someone suggested and WOW!!! This is so good!!! Thanks for the recipe and the suggestion. 8/5: I just made these again using cream cheese with onions and chives, as well as some quickly microwaved spinach. These might even be better this way!
GOODNESS ME! i'm a vegetarian so always want to include eggs in my diet for my protein intake but always shy from omlettes because of the eggy smell...however...the cream cheese folded into the omlette was such an unbelievably divine combination that i had to make myself another one! i dont like cilantro so simply used cream cheese, with salt and pepper the 1st time and the second time, mixed a teaspoon of green pesto into the cream cheese - DIVINE!!.it was perfect with a side salad and some coleslaw! and using butter instead of oil to fry the omlette made it slide off the pan so easily and gave it a lovely buttery undertone!
This was truly delicious ~ but then again most foods with enough fat in them are! This would work equally nicely with Neufchatel (30+% less fat). I did try this with cilantro; it was so very good. Then I had this with a cilantro & green onion combination ~ even more delicious! A simple & quick omelette. Definitely worth a try, altho' first taste if it'll satisfy you with Neufchatel.
wow. this is a great recipe.
my wife just had her wisdom teeth extracted. so i've been doing most of the cooking (and i'm not much of one). i was looking for something that would be soft and flavorful for her and found this. it looked easy enough, and she loves cream cheese (she'll put it on pretty much anything). IT WAS A HIT!
i did make a few small modifications to the recipe. i omitted the cilantro. instead of plain cream cheese I used Philadelphia's garden vegetable. and instead of table salt i used sea salt.
will we make this again? ABSOLUTELY!
cilantro doesn't seem to blend well with rich foods--
i would recommend substituting sliced scallions
I just made this for breakfast using Aloette herbed cream cheese. How simple. I didn't have to mix up anything. I just put a couple of tablespoons into the omlet (after I flipped it over -- I always do this) and took it out when it started to melt. All of the creaminess covered the omlet and I love how it "somehow "lightens up the omlette. Next time, I think I will mix the Aloette into the the beaten eggs and see what happens.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Herbed Cream Cheese Omelet
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 256
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