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All Recipes, Main Dishes / May 3, 2024

Got Canned Artichokes? Make this Spanish-Style Artichoke Omelette

This Spanish-Style Artichoke Omelette, known as Tortilla de Alcachofas, is what simple and delicious food is all about. We’re talking basic pantry staples, super easy to make and done in just 30 minutes. Serve it for breakfast or even for dinner, and always next to a crunchy baguette for the ultimate Spanish treat.

Spanish-Style Artichoke Omelette
For the artichokes, I used canned artichokes in brine. You can also use canned artichokes in water. If you prefer to use fresh artichokes, here you will find instructions on how to prep and cook them before you start this recipe.

Spanish-Style Artichoke Omelette
For the eggs, I used cage-free organic eggs. You can use whatever type of eggs you like. But like I’ve told you in the past, on recipes this simple, the higher the quality of the ingredients, the better the overall flavor.

Spanish-Style Artichoke Omelette

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: To flip the omelette, use a plate that is slightly smaller than the pan. Makes it super easy. If you prefer not to flip the omelette, you can use an oven-proof pan to cook it. Just add it to the broiler for a few minutes to cook the top side of the omelette.

Spanish-Style Artichoke Omelette

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish-Style Artichoke Omelette | Tortilla de Alcachofas

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 320 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cans artichoke hearts 14 oz / 400 grams each
  • 6 cage-free organic eggs
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Drain the cans of artichokes into a colander and shake off any excess liquid, then place the artichokes over paper towels, all in a single layer and pat completely dry, then cut each one into 4 evenly sized pieces, finely chop the onions, roughly chop the garlic and crack the eggs into a large bowl, season with sea salt & black pepper and whisk together

  2. Heat a large nonstick fry pan with a medium heat and add in 3 tbsp (45 ml) extra virgin olive oil

  3. After a couple of minutes add in the chopped onion and garlic, mix continuously, after 4 to 5 minutes and the onions are slightly translucent, add in the artichokes, continue to gently mix together, after 3 to 4 minutes and the artichokes are lightly sauteed, season with sea salt and just a kiss of black pepper, mix together, then remove from the heat

  4. Transfer all the mixture into the bowl with the whisked eggs, mix together and let it sit for a couple of minutes

  5. In the meantime, heat the same fry pan with a low-medium heat and add in 1 tbsp (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil

  6. After 3 to 4 minutes add in the egg mixture, spread it around so everything is evenly distributed and in a flat layer

  7. After 4 to 5 minutes it's time to flip the omelette, using a plate that is slightly smaller than the pan, place it over the omelette and in one quick move flip the pan into the plate, slice the omelette back into the back, using the back of a spatula compact the omelette from the outer edges towards the center, this gives it that classic rounded edge

  8. Once the eggs are fully cooked through, about another 4 to 5 minutes, remove the pan from the heat, slide the omelette into a serving dish, serve warm, at room temperature or even chilled, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish-Style Artichoke Omelette | Tortilla de Alcachofas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 246mg82%
Sodium 676mg29%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 13mg72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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