Spinach tortilla

Spinach tortilla
Spinach tortilla Photo: Marcel Aucar

Breakfast doesn't have to be a ground-breaking experience for me, it just needs to come with good, hot coffee. This spinach tortilla is an excellent example of a simple, healthy morning dish, with lots of iron and protein. Grate some manchego or parmesan cheese over the top for added richness and flavour.


150g baby spinach leaves

sea salt flakes

3 eggs 

1½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 garlic clove, finely chopped


Wash the spinach several times to remove any grit. Drain and pat dry. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Blanch the spinach for 30 seconds, then drain and refresh under cold running water. Drain well. Place the spinach in a clean tea towel and wring out the excess water. Roll the spinach into a ball, place on a chopping board and thinly slice. Using a fork, lightly beat the eggs with a pinch of salt in a bowl. Set aside. Heat the oil in a 20-centimetre non-stick frying pan over a low heat. Cook the garlic until softened but not browned, then increase the heat to high and add the spinach. Cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Pour the beaten egg into the pan and for the next minute or so, using a flat plastic spatula, fold the egg through the spinach mixture, moving the outer edge of the mixture into the middle of the pan. Reduce the heat to low and cook without stirring for one to two minutes. Remove from the heat, cover with a lid or plate and leave for five minutes to allow the residual heat in the pan to finish cooking the tortilla. Gently slide the tortilla off the pan onto a warmed plate. Sprinkle with a little salt and serve warm.