Ejjeh Vegetarian Lebanese Herb Omelette Recipe

Ejjeh, also known as Lebanese Omelette, is our favourite simple Middle Eastern brunch and breakfast recipe.

Our traditional Lebanese Omelette recipe takes under 30 minutes to cook from scratch, so makes for an easy last minute breakfast idea.

Our healthy vegetarian Ejjeh recipe features affordable ingredients like eggs, cream, scallions, parsley, chives, mint, salt, pepper, butter and olive oil.

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What is Ejjeh?

Ejjeh (pronounced eh-zhey) are Lebanese omelettes, or savoury egg pancakes, typically stuffed with fresh herbs.

Lebanese Omelette are very versatile. They can be served as a mezze, appetizer, side dish or even main course.

They can be served at any time of the day but we particularly enjoy them as a light lunch, brunch or breakfast.

Ejjeh are often served with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream, sliced tomatoes and sourdough bread.

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Traditional Ejjeh Herb Lebanese Omelette recipe ingredients.
TraditionalEjjeh Herb Lebanese Omelette recipe ingredients.

Travel to the Lebanon by Cooking Ejjeh at Home

I love traveling to the Middle East and North Africa.

As a professional food and travel journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy amazing meals in the Middle East, from authentic markets to award winning restaurants.

For over ten years, I’ve been on the hunt for the best Ejjeh recipe via adventures that had me zig-zagging through Morocco, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Dubai.

You guessed it! Some of my fondest food memories while traveling in the Middle East include fragrant feasts featuring Lebanese Omelette.

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Our easy Ejjeh recipe features chopped parsley, mint, scallions, chives and fresh eggs.
Our easyEjjeh recipe features chopped parsley, mint, scallions, chives and fresh eggs.

Where To Eat Traditional Lebanese Omelette

If you live in a large city in Canada or America you’ll likely have access to a local Middle Eastern restaurant that serves a traditional Lebanese Omelette.

Haven’t traveled to the Middle East before? It may be helpful to first sample authentic Ejjeh at a local Lebanese restaurant to better understand how the dish is served. You’ll get an idea for the the ideal number of omelettes to serve on each plate, best fresh herb mixture to use and perfect accompaniments such as yogurt, salads and flatbread.

In Toronto, popular Middle Eastern restaurants that may serve their very own Ejjeh recipe include Parallel, Byblos, Tabule, Fat Pasha, Maha’s, Masrawy Kitchen and Paramount Fine Foods.

In a mixing bowl combine Ejjeh ingredients with a whisk.
In a mixing bowl combine Ejjeh ingredients with a whisk.

My Family Loves Ejjeh Lebanese Omelette

When my family moved to Oakville the first restaurant we visited was a local Egyptian and Lebanese restaurant called Agabi. Ranked as one of the best restaurants in Oakville, Agabi, became our family’s go-to Middle Eastern take out joint.

After falling in love with Middle Eastern food at home, we enjoyed vacations to the region, feasting on endless bowls of hummus, falafel and Ejjeh.

My family enjoys preparing this easy Lebanese Omelette recipe at our cottage in Muskoka during the summer. We have an edible herb garden in our backyard so can easily pluck fresh mint, chives and parsley when preparing the dish at breakfast.

Serve our authentic Ejjeh recipe at a Middle Eastern dinner party as a snack, appetizer or entree alongside fresh salads, hearty soups and grilled seafood.

Cook homemade Ejjeh Lebanese Omelette in a large nonstick skillet.
Cook homemade Ejjeh Lebanese Omelette in a large nonstick skillet.

Health Benefits

Our homemade Lebanese Ejjeh recipe is packed full of healthy ingredients!

Olive Oil is ranked as one of the healthiest fats and is a staple in the Mediterranean diet. It contains vitamins E and K and plenty of beneficial fatty acids and antioxidants.

Eggs contain two vital nutrients that are not present in many foods: iodine and vitamin D. Eggs are also rich in tissue-building protein and vitamin B12, which helps your body manufacture blood cells.

Consuming dairy products (such as milk and cheese) provides health benefits — especially improved bone health. Dairy foods provide nutrients that are vital for health and maintenance of your body. These nutrients include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and protein.

Onions are a humble vegetable packed with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Regular consumption of onions can help boost digestive health and reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

An excellent source of vitamin K, as well as vitamin C, folate, and iron, parsley helps keep your bones and blood healthy, and protects your skin from damage by free radicals.

Fresh mint is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and can have a calming effect on the digestive system. It is also a good source of folate, which supports blood health. 

Flip Lebanese Omelette onto itself once the bottom has browned.
FlipLebanese Omelette onto itself once the bottom has browned.

Ejjeh Recipe Cooking Tips

If it’s your first time cooking healthy Ejjeh at home be sure to review our detailed step-by-step recipe below. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to get you started:

  • We suggest using a large nonstick skillet when preparing this Lebanese Omelette recipe to avoid sticking and breakage when flipping.
  • We’ve used whipping cream in this recipe but you can substitute for table cream or half and half just expect the egg mixture to be a bit more runny.
  • We’ve used chives and scallions in this recipe but you can substitue for finely minced sweet Vidalia onion or red onions.
  • We’ve used parsley and mint but you can use a selection of your favourite Middle Eastern herbs like cilantro and basil.
  • We like to drizzle the omelettes before serving with tahini or Lebanese garlic toum.
Serve Lebanese Ejjeh with sour cream or Greek yogurt.
Serve LebaneseEjjeh with sour cream or Greek yogurt.

What To Serve with Homemade Ejjeh

There’s nothing more comforting than waking up to the world to enjoy a Middle Eastern brunch featuring homemade Ejjeh.

We love serving LebaneseOmelette with other healthy Middle Eastern dishes like Mahalabia Middle Eastern Rose Pistachio Milk Pudding, Zeytoon Parvardeh Marinated Persian Olives, Vegetarian Middle Eastern Spiced Pea Fritters, Palestinian Chicken Musakhan, Mihlama Kuymak Turkish Melted Cheese and Cornmeal and Beef Kafta.

Call yourself an omelet expert? You may also enjoy Kookoo Sabzi Vegetarian Persian Omelet, Crispy Thai Prawn Omelette, Khai Jiao Thai Ground Chicken Omelet, or Vietnamese Crepe Bánh Xèo.

We love serving Lebanese Omelette at brunch with a fresh salad.
We love servingLebanese Omelette at brunch with a fresh salad.

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Now you're an expert on how to make the best Ejjeh Lebanese Omelette recipe!
Now you’re an expert on how to make the best Ejjeh Lebanese Omelette recipe!

How To Make Traditional Ejjeh Fresh Herb Lebanese Omelette

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Ejjeh Fresh Herb Lebanese Omelette

How to make traditional Ejjeh. Our easy healthy vegetarian Lebanese Omelette breakfast recipe features fresh herbs, cream and eggs.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: lebanese, Middle Eastern
Servings: 6
Calories: 277kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • French knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • Nonstick Skillet
  • Spatula Flipper


  • 12 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 Scallions minced
  • 1/4 cup Flat Leaf Parsley minced
  • 1/4 cup Chives minced
  • 1/4 cup Mint minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground White Pepper
  • 3 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil


  • Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl. Vigorously whisk the eggs then add the cream and whisk until combined.
  • Fold in the scallions and the herbs and season with salt. Add the flour and whisk until completely dissolved.
  • Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium low heat in a small saute pan or cast iron skillet. Once the butter and oil start to foam slightly, ladle 1/2 cup of the egg mixture into the centre of the pan. Lift the pan handle and gently swirl the pan in a circular motion so the egg mixture coats the bottom of the pan. Allow the mixture to set for 10 seconds, then gently run a silicone spatula around the side walls of the pan, slightly lifting the omelet's edges so they do not stick. When the omelet turns light golden brown, 2-3 minutes, flip over. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil. Continue to make omelets with the remaining egg mixture.
  • Serve Ejjeh warm with a dollop of yogurt and red pepper jelly.


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.2g | Protein: 12.1g | Fat: 23.7g | Saturated Fat: 8.7g | Cholesterol: 350mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 0.9g | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg

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