The Original Cucumber Peel Tortilla is a simple and nutritious mix of eggs with vegetables . This recipe is prepared very easily, in addition to requiring few ingredients. Only the cucumber peel is used, avoiding the extraction of the white pulp from it. The flavor it leaves on the palate is very similar to wild asparagus thanks to the subtle touch of bitterness of this vegetable. The omelette has an ideal texture, golden on the outside, but juicy on the inside. It is important to avoid the white part of the outer skin, because it could make the final result a little bitter.
Cucumber is a very healthy vegetable that has numerous therapeutic and cosmetic properties. It works as a diuretic, improves digestion and fights muscle aches. The cucumber rehydrates and softens the skin, since it has a lot of water in its properties, vitamin E and natural oils. It also contains minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, iron, and potassium.
- 1 large green cucumber
- 4 units of egg
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ¼ cup of water
- Pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
How to prepare original cucumber peel omelette:
- Wash the cucumber well and dry with absorbent paper.
- Peel the cucumber with the help of a potato peeler, trying to extract only the peel avoiding the white pulp.
- Cut the cucumber peel into pieces of 1 x 1 cm.
- Peel and cut the garlic into very small pieces.
- In a frying pan, pour half a teaspoon of olive oil. Heat over medium heat and add the garlic Poach for 1 minute.
- Pour the water into the pan, the cucumber peel, salt and pepper to taste. Stir and cook over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, until the cucumber peel is browned.
- In a bowl, beat the eggs and add the entire contents of the pan. Mix very well.
- In the same pan, pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Heat over medium-low heat and pour half of the tortilla mixture. Cover the pan and cook for a few minutes until the tortilla sets and browns . Then flip and cook for 3 more minutes. The setting point will depend on the taste of the person cooking.
- Repeat the previous operation to make the other omelette.
If you are on a weight loss program, this original cucumber peel omelette is ideal. It is perfect for dinner, as it contains the necessary proteins and is a really low calorie dish.