Easy Vegan Omelet Using Just Egg

Vegan omelet prepared with Just Egg and served with Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Chips

I recently heard of a product called Just Egg, and wanted to try making omelets with it. It took several attempts to figure out how to create an omelet with this bean-based liquid, which can be found in the egg-display case at Whole Foods. Below is the recipe.

Step 1. First grease a non-stick, 10-inch pan with olive oil.

Spread 2-3 teaspoons of oil across the pan.

Step 2. Set out the remaining ingredients:

  • 1 slice of Violife Mature Cheddar [vegan] Cheese
  • A handful of broccoli crowns
  • A slice of red pepper
  • 1/2 cup of Just Egg
Ingredients for a vegan omelet. The cheese is sliced into strips and the vegetables are then chopped.
A half-cup of Just Egg makes a single omelet.

Step 3. Slice the cheese into thin strips, and then cut the broccoli crowns and pepper slice into small pieces.

Step 4. Pour a half-cup of Just Egg onto the pre-greased pan.

Half-cup of Just Egg on a pre-greased, 10-inch pan.

Step 5. Next, set the burner to a medium-low temperature. (The highest heat setting on my stove is 10, and I set the burner to 3.)

Step 6. As the burner heats, add the chopped vegetables.

As the burner heats, add chopped vegetables to Just Egg.

Step 7. When air bubbles can be seen in the Just Egg, reduce the heat (on my stove, I lower it to 2.4).

Small bubbles and surface tension form in the egg substitute.

Step 8. Add strips of vegan cheese.

Vegan cheese is added to a Just Egg omelet before rolling.

Step 9. Fluff the edges of the Just Egg with a flexible spatula. This makes it easier to roll the omelet.

Fluffing the edges of the Just Egg base makes it easier to roll the omelet.

Step 10. When one side is firm enough to gently lift, begin rolling the omelet from one side to the other.

Although this picture shows a bit of browning, normally there is none. My rolling was a bit slow today,
since I stopped to take photos along the way.

Step 11. Finally, slide the omelet onto a plate…

Omelet made with Just Egg

Step 12. Add a bit of salsa for taste and color.

Like hash browns with your eggs, but don’t have time to prepare them? Have Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Chips instead.

Finished omelet made with Just Egg and served with Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Chips

So how does the Just Egg omelet compare to a chicken-egg omelet? In all honesty, I like the taste and texture of the Just Egg omelet better, and this is now a staple dish in my weekly diet.

For those who want to know more about Just Egg, I’m posting a picture of the ingredients label below:

Published by cafsamsel

Carol Fullerton-Samsel is a nearly-native Floridian who lives with her husband of 25 years and three rescue animals. She is a [mostly] vegan, alcohol-free, [relatively] caffeine-free, Buddhist writer and day-hiker. Her novel, The Clones of Langston, was a Reader’s Favorite medalist and a New Century Writer Awards finalist. It tells the story of cloned workers who are abandoned to form their own society. As the facility housing them erodes, they discover a challenging new world—our own.

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