About this recipe: Pasta is a convenient and delicious alternative to potato in flat omelettes, especially if you have some left over from a previous meal. This version, flavoured with ham and packed with vegetables, is complemented by a courgette and tomato salad. It makes a simple but satisfying lunch served with chunks of bread.
For a vegetarian version, replace the ham with 85 g (3 oz) frozen peas. Add the peas to the pan when frying the pepper to give them a chance to cook before adding the egg mixture. For a lightly curried vegetarian version, also omit the olives and add 1 tsp Madras curry paste to the beaten egg. * Use shredded fresh coriander in the salad instead of basil.
Eggs are often served with high-fat accompaniments, such as buttered toast or fried bacon, but combining them with a high proportion of vegetables is a very good way to include them in a healthy, well-balanced diet. Eggs provide a good source of protein and contain useful amounts of vitamins A, B2, B12, E and niacin. * Sweetcorn contributes useful amounts of fibre and vitamin A.
A, B12, C * B1, B2, B6, folate, niacin, iron * E, copper, potassium, selenium