Vegan Mushroom Omelette Recipe

Vegan Mushroom Omelette Recipe

This vegan omelette recipe is gluten free and super easy to whip up as a mid-week meal

Cindy Lam  Cindy Lam  on 25 Feb '16

Cindy Lam of msfooddivision strikes again with a healthy, gluten-free and VEGAN omelette. Vegan omelette. Yes, it's a thing and her recipe uses chickpea flour as a replacement for eggs. 

Servings: 1–2 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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  • 1 cup chickpea flour 
  • 1/2 tsp ground mixed spices (cumin, coriander seeds, turmeric, black mustard seeds or any other spices you wish)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 small onion, sliced thinly
  • 50–80g shimeji mushrooms (or any other mushrooms) 
  • 2–3 tbsp sake or cooking wine

To garnish:

  • 1–2 tbsp chopped spring onion 
  • 1 handful shredded cabbage and radicchio
  • 1–2 tsp ground sesame seeds
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2–3 tbsp teriyaki sauce (optional) 


  1. To make the vegan omelette batter, mix together the chickpea flour, mixed spices and nutritional yeast. Season and gradually whisk in the water a little at a time until there are no lumps. The batter should look thinner than pancake mixture.
  2. Set aside and let rest for 10–15 minutes.
  3. Preheat a pan on medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil, then cook the sliced onions for 3–4 minutes, until they turn translucent.
  4. Add the mushrooms and a splash of sake and season with salt and pepper. After the alcohol has evaporated, put a lid on and cook for another 3–5 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  5. Add the cooked mushroom mixture to the omelette batter.  
  6. Preheat another pan with a drizzle of oil on medium heat, spoon in the batter and spread it out evenly. Cook for 2–3 minutes with the lid on before flipping and cooking the other side. Cook for another minute or two with the lid on and turn off the heat.
  7. Transfer the omelette to a plate and garnish with the rest of the ingredients. The teriyaki sauce adds an extra umami kick to the omelette. 

TIP: you can substitute the teriyaki sauce 

or add other sauces such as vegan mayonnaise or Sriracha. 

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Cindy Lam

Cindy Lam

I am here to promote a vegetarian home cooking culture.