Matt Stone's silverbeet and jalapeno omelette

Whip up this flavoursome omelette packed with silverbeet and jalapeno for a spicy kick.



Note: + cooling time



  • 1 leek, quartered lengthways, finely sliced
  • 1/4 cups (60ml) olive oil
  • 2 bunches silverbeet, trimmed, stalks finely chopped, leaves shredded
  • 1 1/2 tbs coarsely chopped dill
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 heaped tbs coarsely chopped jalapeño chilli
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 6 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 20g butter
  • Rocket, pear, parmesan and vinaigrette salad



Preheat oven to 180˚C. Place a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the leek and 1 tbs oil. Season. Cook, stirring, for 3 mins. If the leek begins to brown, turn down the heat. Add the silverbeet stalks. Cook for 5-8 mins or until tender. Transfer to a mixing bowl and set aside to cool. 


Meanwhile, place a large saucepan half full of water over high heat. Add half of the remaining oil and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil. Add half the silverbeet leaves. Once the leaves begin to wilt, add the remaining silverbeet leaves. Cook for 3-4 mins or until tender. Drain well. Set aside to cool. 


Once the silverbeet leaves are cool enough to handle, squeeze, in small batches, over a bowl to remove any excess liquid. Discard liquid. Add silverbeet leaves to the bowl with the leek and silverbeet stalks. Add the dill, parsley, jalapeños and lemon zest. Season. Mix well to combine. Add the egg and mix well to ensure all the ingredients are coated, adding another egg if necessary.


Heat an ovenproof frying pan over medium heat. Add the butter and remaining oil. Once the butter has melted, add the egg mixture. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to press the mixture down to make sure it’s in an even layer. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 6-7 mins or until the base of the omelette is golden brown. Place in the oven for 10 mins or until the egg just sets. Set aside in the pan to cool for 5-10 mins. 


Transfer the omelette to a chopping board. Cut into slices and serve with the salad.

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