Plantain and Cheeze Vegan Omelet

Plantain and Cheeze Vegan Omelet

Hi and welcome back to Ria Lives Well!

I look at recipes like this and wonder: “Why did I ever think it’d be hard to be vegan?”

Of course there are moments when I wallow over the fact that I won’t eat cheese or eggs again…but I think about the ethical reasons behind my decision, and all the animals I’m working to protect, and poof! The moment ceases to exist.

And then I see a recipe like this; one that’s 100% healthy, 100% unique, 100% delicious and is also cruelty free; and the moment becomes a joke. 

This vegan plantain and omelet with tofu cheese will help you forget all about omelets made from…what’s that thing that comes from chickens? Oh yeah: eggs.

Plantain Omelet:

Inspired by: Vegan.com

  • 3 small plantains or green bananas 
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 cup flour

Directions:

  • Boil a pot of water, then add your peeled plantain. Boil until plantain feels soft enough to mash with a fork.
  • In a bowl, mash away with a potato masher. Add a teaspoon of oil and flour. Mix until your dough forms.
  • In a medium hot skillet, add oil.
  • Break off small pieces of your “omelette dough” and flatten with the palm of your hand. Heat for 3-5 minutes, or until one side is golden brown. Flip and repeat on the other side.

Vegan Tofu Ricotta Cheese:

  • 7 oz extra firm tofu 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt 
  • 4 basil leaves 
  • a few dashes of dried thyme and oregano 
  • teaspoon lemon juice
  • splash of balsamic vinegar 
  • dash of black pepper

Directions:

  • Drain liquid from tofu. Crumble with a fork. Add your ingredients. Mash until you reach your desired “ricotta” texture. 

This tastes and looks nothing like ricotta cheese. But it’s delicious and vegan, so I don’t really care.

Stupidly Simple Pico de gallo:

  • 1 large tomato 
  • 2 tablespoons white onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Chop your vegetables. Place in a large bowl and mix until fully incorporated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix a little more. 

I cannot even explain how quickly I devoured this plantain omelet. When my kitchen filled with the intoxicating aroma of onion and boiled plantain, I knew this would be a winner.

Hope you enjoyed this vegan breakfast as much as I did!

~Live Well!

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3 thoughts on “Plantain and Cheeze Vegan Omelet

  1. Thanks for the recipe! But you totally forgot to write how to actually cook the plantain omelette! I’ll try it when you do 🙂

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