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Chickpea Omelette Sandwich

30 min

Meal

Breakfast

One-bowl / one-pot

We've tried making several varieties of vegan omelettes, but so far, this recipe defeats them all. The chickpea flour rules supreme and is higher in fibre and protein than regular all-purpose flour. As a bonus, it's also gluten-free for those who need it. This is now my favourite savoury breakfast meal, best enjoyed warm, but also delicious cold if you're taking it on-the-go.

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Total

30 min

Prep

15 min

Cook

15 min

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Ingredients

Omelettes

  • 1 Tbsp (7 g)
    ground flaxseeds
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL)
    water
  • ½ cup (58 g)
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • ¼ tsp
    onion powder
  • ¼ tsp
    garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp
    kala namak (optional)
  • ¼ tsp
    salt
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • ½
    red bell pepper, minced, divided
  • 1
    small red onion, minced, divided
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil, for frying

Sandwich toppings

  • 6
    slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL)
    vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (35 g)
    romaine lettuce
  • 1
    medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1
    avocado, thinly sliced

Optional garnish

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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground flaxseeds and water. Set aside for 5 minutes to gel.
  2. Then add the chickpea flour, milk, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, kala namak, salt, pepper, and half of the chopped bell pepper and red onions. Mix until well combined.
  3. Heat a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat and add some of the olive oil. Working in batches, add about two tablespoons of the omelette mixture to create a thin little omelette.
  4. When golden on the bottom, flip the omelettes over and cook on the other side. Repeat this process until you've finished the batter.
  5. Toast the bread by brushing some olive oil on both sides of the slices. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, and toast the bread for 2 minutes on each side, until crispy and golden.
  6. Assemble the sandwich by spreading some mayonnaise on each slice. Top with lettuce, the omelette, tomato slices, avocado, the remaining raw bell pepper and onions. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Kala namak, also known as Himalayan black salt, is a salt often used in South Asian cuisine. The sulphur compounds give the salt an egg-like smell and flavour, which makes it perfect to use in an omelette like this one.

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Grains & Starches 50%

slice whole wheat bread

Proteins 12%

ground flaxseeds

chickpea flour

unsweetened soy milk

nutritional yeast flakes

Fruits & Veggies 38%

red bell pepper

small red onion

romaine lettuce

medium tomato

avocado

Calcium

unsweetened soy milk

Fat

ground flaxseeds

olive oil

olive oil

vegan mayonnaise

avocado

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fatima - June 9, 2022, 6:16 p.m.

so yummy and filling! i'm not vegan but this was delicious!

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:11 p.m.

So happy to hear, Fatima!


Sakshi - May 12, 2022, 12:42 p.m.

Amazing👌🤞


Victoria - May 11, 2022, 5:45 a.m.

This was amazing! It reminded me exactly of these Asian panfried omelettes. I did 1/4 red onion (that's all I had left) and did some green scallions, so mine were quite colorful at the end. I'm so glad I finally caved and bought some kala namak. I can't wait to make this on a regular basis! Thank you!

PUL Team - May 11, 2022, 5:04 p.m.

Love the colours, Victoria, and so glad it's being enjoyed 😃


Amy - April 22, 2022, 2:22 p.m.

Will this recipe come out ok if I use homemade almond milk

PUL Team - April 23, 2022, 2:32 a.m.

Hey Amy, we haven't tested it out but imagine it would work. We hope you enjoy the recipe 😊


Janet - April 20, 2022, 12:29 p.m.

The omelets look amazing, Sadia! What brand of nutritional yeast are you using in this recipe? It looks quite different from the Braggs I normally use in both color and texture. Honestly I don't love nooch, but so many vegan recipes call for it! I'm looking for one that I like better--or are they all the same??

PUL Team - April 20, 2022, 6:48 p.m.

Hey Janet, nutritional yeast flakes are more accessible here in the Netherlands. We get ours online from a shop called "de Notenshop". Both powdered and flaked versions are lovely choices, though, and tend to have a similar taste. The biggest difference we've noticed is the weight (the flakes are lighter whereas the powder is denser) so if you substitute one for the other perhaps consider starting with less and adding more to taste.

In case you're interested in trying the flaked option, you might be able to find this at your local grocery store: https://amzn.to/37JgEi1 😃


Ana - April 20, 2022, 10:14 a.m.

Great recipe!! We loved the flavor... It tastes like eggs!!!


Cris. - April 19, 2022, 2:03 p.m.

This sandwich is marvelous! I had to eat two, :)
It's really fast, cheap, tasty and satisfying. Great combination of ingredients but I will try with a wrap version too.
Thanks so much for your great videos!

PUL Team - April 19, 2022, 8:16 p.m.

Mmm a wrap version sounds delicious, Cris! Thank you for supporting PUL ☺️🌱


Isobelle - March 2, 2022, 12:46 a.m.

This was quick to whip up and very tasty! I have been on the lookout for more savoury breakfasts and have tried your tofu scramble and now this. I just made the stand alone omelettes and topped them with mango chutney and guacamole. Please post more similar styled breakfast recipes :) (and happy 5th anniversary!)

PUL Team - March 2, 2022, 6:19 a.m.

A huge thanks to YOU, Isobelle, for the kind words and support. Love the idea of topping this one with chutney too 😍


Jolianne - Feb. 20, 2022, 9:24 p.m.

Amazing recipe! I used to love omelette before going vegan, this recipe is hands down the best one! Better than the real thing if you ask me!

PUL Team - Feb. 20, 2022, 11:15 p.m.

Wow we're so flattered, Jolianne, thank you for the glowing review!


Tamara - Feb. 11, 2022, 4:49 p.m.

I just made these today and they're great! Since going vegan I'm struggeling with quick and tasty lunch meals, so I'm happy I found this one. Definitely a keeper, thanks! I can also recommend BLT with Tempeh, it's awesome!

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2022, 5:34 p.m.

Beyond glad to hear, Tamara! In case you haven't seen and are interested, our recipe filter page has some options to help find easier meals. For example, some 30 minute or less lunch recipes can be found here: pickuplimes.com/recipe/?sb=&a…


Alba - Jan. 31, 2022, 1:52 p.m.

I had the perfect breakfast, thank you for the recipe.

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

Aw so happy to hear, Alba!


deanna - Jan. 17, 2022, 11:13 a.m.

I love how quick and easy this recipe is!
It made a perfect and fulfilling breakfast.
It even got a "delicious" from my dad who doesn't really like vegan meals.

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2022, 12:19 a.m.

Such a massive compliment, Deanna, thank you! We're so glad it was enjoyed 😃


Sandra - Jan. 10, 2022, 6:23 p.m.

Perfecto


Nelita - Nov. 19, 2021, 11:52 a.m.

Delicious


Melissa - Nov. 19, 2021, 8:31 a.m.

I've made these several times and they're always SO good and so easy!!!


Janelle - Nov. 12, 2021, 4:08 a.m.

Love this recipe! And I don't even have kala namak. 😅 I also use green bell pepper and coconut milk because it's what I have. Thanks for sharing this recipe with all of us! My dad really likes this too.

PUL Team - Nov. 12, 2021, 4:42 a.m.

Mmm we appreciate the insight, Janelle, thank you for taking the time to share the review ☺️

Janelle - Nov. 14, 2021, 11:16 p.m.

Could I use garbanzo fava flour to make this recipe? My mom accidentally bought garbanzo fava flour instead of garbanzo bean flour!

PUL Team - Nov. 17, 2021, 1:14 a.m.

Hi Janelle, apologies for the delayed reply! Fava bean flour has a similar earthy taste and texture to garbanzo bean flour so that should work fine 😊


M. Bunce - Nov. 1, 2021, 9:32 p.m.

This recipe looks delicious. I am trying out alternatives to tofu scramble just to mix things up. If I was going to make an omelette with this and not a sandwich what adjustments would you recommend? Thank you. I love your channel.

PUL Team - Nov. 4, 2021, 2:54 a.m.

Hi there, M. Bunce, thanks for the question! You can enjoy the omelette patties without the sandwich toppings if desired. If more of a scrambled tofu texture is wanted, breaking up the patties with a fork after cooking is one approach. Do let us know if you experiment with it though. You may also be interested in our Avocado Hummus Toast with Miso Mushroom and Kale Sauté (pickuplimes.com/recipe/avocad…) for a savoury breakfast alternative from tofu 😊


Catherine J. Smith - Oct. 14, 2021, 9:18 a.m.

Thank you once again for this link. I finally made an omelette after 5 years and this is officially my first vegan omelette. I used yellow bell peppers, leeks instead of onion and I also added tomatoes cut in small cube as I usually did before I became vegetarian. The smell came very close to the omelette I used to make but without the nastiness of the egg smell. Very yummy and feeling to just eat it as it is but with vegan spicy thousand island sauce.

If you have any recipe for vegan scamble eggs, please do let me know.

Cheers.

PUL Team - Oct. 15, 2021, 1:11 a.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Catherine, it means so much! You may be interested in our "Egg" Salad Breakfast Bowl (pickuplimes.com/recipe/vegan-…) or Sweet Potato Breakfast Wraps with Tofu Scramble (pickuplimes.com/recipe/samosa…) if you haven't already seen them 🤗

Catherine J. Smith - Oct. 15, 2021, 9:16 a.m.

Thanks for the links and I'll definitely have a look at it.

Cheers.


Sarah - Aug. 22, 2021, 12:04 p.m.

Love it ! The kala namak salt is optional but please don't do it without. It's the best !


Alina - Aug. 6, 2021, 9:32 a.m.

This is one of my favorite recipes, I like to make it when we go hiking, it's so filling and rewarding.


Michelle - Aug. 5, 2021, 12:31 p.m.

I make this recipe about five times every month. It’s my go-to to impress my friends and family when they’re over for breakfast. They aren’t vegan but they absolutely love this (they even asked for the recipe 🥰).


Tanja - Aug. 3, 2021, 7:39 p.m.

This is so yummy!


Brenda - July 27, 2021, 11:23 p.m.

This is my third time making this quick and simple recipe and it gets better every time! No more missing the taste of eggs, as the chickpea omelettes are so savory and fluffy. This will definitely be in my weeknight rotation in the fall when I go back to school again! :)

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 5:36 p.m.

Hi Brenda, thanks for sharing the wonderful review! Best of luck with your studies ✨📚


Kayla - July 27, 2021, 7:31 a.m.

Very impressed! I've always been a bit skeptical about chickpea omelets, but this is definitely a winner! Fantastic as a sandwich or on its own, this is now my favorite omelet recipe. Thank you!!

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

So glad the recipe was enjoyed, Kayla, thank you for sharing ☺️


Colleen - July 22, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

Tried this recipe minus the bread and the omelets were delicious and filling on their own!! Love this recipe, will be a new go-to for me.


Melquea - July 14, 2021, 5:13 p.m.

When I'm down for a savory breakfast, this is my go-to!
This recipe introduced me to chickpea flour and now I can't get enough!

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 1:21 a.m.

This makes us so thrilled to hear, Melquea, thank you 🤩


Tabea - June 22, 2021, 1:46 p.m.

OMG this is so tasty! My new favourite!
Just as a tip for those who like the eggy taste of kala namak: it loses some flavour when heated. So I sprinkled it over the slightly cool and ready omelette or directly on the bread.

PUL Team - June 24, 2021, 5:48 a.m.

Thank you for the tip and review, Tabea! 😃


Visha - June 9, 2021, 6:15 a.m.

Absolutely loved this sandwich!! This is my new go to for breakfast over the weekend. It’s definitely power packed and loved how it fits the plate method. Definitely recommend!!

PUL Team - June 9, 2021, 6:28 a.m.

We're so appreciative that you took the time to share this, Visha! The thanks are to you 🤩


Tommy John - May 31, 2021, 12:11 a.m.

Every time I make this sandwich for my friends they really enjoy it: “That was one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had.” Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and recipes!

PUL Team - June 2, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

One of the best 😱 So incredible to hear, Tommy, thank you for the review!


Cris S - May 14, 2021, 12:20 p.m.

I made these omelettes today and I added tofu, tomatoes, lettuce and parsley to the toast! It was devine! It's one of those recipes that proves that you don't have to "renounce" anything to be vegan! Best part? You make them once and have breakfast for several days!

PUL Team - May 15, 2021, 10:08 p.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the recipe, Cris! Love your additions 😍


Neda - April 21, 2021, 9:38 a.m.

We just made these omelettes for an indulgent breakfast and they were absolutely delicious! Our only challenge was to keep them together (they got stuck to our pans, we tried ceramic and cast iron), but regardless of their looks they tasted wonderful and we will be making them again! Any tips on how to prevent them from sticking to the pan would be most welcome. Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 3:20 a.m.

Hey there, Neda! Turning the heat down and adding a touch more oil to the pan (even if they're nonstick) should help prevent them from sticking. So happy the breakfast was enjoyed regardless 😃


Niharika - April 21, 2021, 7:27 a.m.

Could we use besan , which is Channa dal flour instead of chickpea flour!

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 3:15 a.m.

Lovely question, Niharika, that should work! We hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂