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Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelet

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Whether you are hosting a brunch or preparing for a Mexican fiesta tonight you will want to make my Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelet’s! Or, if you aren’t the Cinco de Mayo celebrating type of person you can serve these up on Mother’s Day. This week I’ll be participating in Brunch Week. A week of delectable brunch-recipes from a wide-variety of food bloggers (31 to be exact)! Today, I’m sharing what I like to call a 2-for-1. This hits both Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day!

Cherry Tomato & Chorizo Omelet from

I recently had the opportunity to try out some OXO egg kitchen tools. Pictured above is the OXO Good Grips Egg Beater. I shared with the world 2 years ago how much I love this egg beater and how easy it is to use. Check out my How to Cook Fluffy Scrambled Eggs post. It was my first cooking video I ever made, too!

Anyway, I digress.

Whenever I make eggs I have to use my egg beater. I had been brainstorming about a brunch related recipe to share for the past few weeks. Last weekend, we had our first-ever community garage sale. I knew this would be the perfect time to make an omelet recipe and have a few of my favorite neighbors test it out. Like I mentioned the other day I have an abundance of cherry tomatoes. I knew I would have to incorporate cherry tomatoes into the omelet. I reached into my pantry and found a package of chorizo and at that same moment found myself gazing at a few limes I had in my fruit bowl. I knew I was going to make a Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelet. Before I got started, I walked out to my garden and clipped a generous bunch of cilantro and a handful of chives. I prepped all of my ingredients before hand so cooking my omelets would be a breeze. That is the key when your cooking omelets or really just about anything. If you do all of the prep work in advance the cooking part won’t be as dautning. You won’t burn nor over cook anything because you aren’t worried about chopping, measuring, and dicing.

Cherry Tomato & Chorizo Omelet from

Pictured above is me showing off how easy it is to use the OXO Good Grips Flip and Fold Omelet Turner! I love this new spatula! So whether you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo today or just starting to plan for a beautiful homemade mother’s day brunch give my Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelets a try!

Katie Original Recipe

Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelette

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4

Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelette


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 links chorizo, casing removed and quartered 1/2 inch thick
  • 2-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp jalapeno, minced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 tbsp half & half, divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco, divided (about 2 tbsp each)
  • Crumbled Queso Fresco, cilantro, and chives for topping.


  1. In a medium sauce pan, add one tablespoon canola oil to the pan (medium-high heat). Then add quartered pieces of chorizo. Cook for 2 minutes then add 2-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, jalapeno, garlic, and salt. Cook on medium for 5-10 minutes. Add lime juice and stir in cilantro right before serving.
  2. Once the cherry tomato-chorizo mixture is almost finished cooking begin to cook the eggs. I made my omelette's in 2 batches using 2 small frying pans.
  3. In a small frying pan add one-tablespoon of unsalted butter (medium-high heat). While butter is melting beat 4 eggs with 2 tablespoons of half & half (*if you don't have half & half use milk--that's just what I had on hand). Add 1/4 tsp of salt and black pepper. Beat well until bubbles start to appear in egg mixture (about 15 seconds).
  4. Divide the egg mixture in half among the two frying pans. Cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes until eggs have set. Carefully flip the egg over, cooking 30 seconds more. Place 1/4 cup of tomato/chorizo mixture on one side of the omelette as well as 2 tablespoons of queso fresco cheese. Flip the egg to form an omelette, and carefully transfer to plate. Repeat this step until all of your omelette's are done cooking. Top with additional crumbled queso fresco, minced cilantro, and green onion.

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Breakfast Won Ton Cups by Small Wallet Big Appetite

Meat Lover’s Quiche by Savory Sweet Eats

Chorizo and Garlic Frittata by {i love} my disorganized life

Meat, Poultry and Fish

Candied Bacon by Cravings of a Lunatic

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Hollandaise Sauce by Kokocooks

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Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-type Yums

Apple Cinnamon Crepes by Sweet Remedy

Grain-free Apple Walnut Pancakes by Seasonal and Savory


Biscoff Coffee Cake Muffins by White Lights on Wednesday

Bob’s Scottish Oat n’ Walnut Sticky Scones by The Vintage Cook


And of course… don’t forget to enter the Brunch Week Giveaways!!!#BrunchWeek Giveaway via


Disclaimer: OXO sent me the egg kitchen tools to try out. I was not compensated nor required to blog about it. I love OXO and use their products on a daily basis in my kitchen. There are affiliate links in this post. All brunch week sponsors are providing prizes. I did not receive anything from the sponsors nor was I compensated to write about them. As always all opinions are my own. 


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47 Responses to “Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelet”

  1. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife posted on May 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm (#)

    ooo Katie, you’re right, this is a fantastic recipe!

    • Katie replied on May 5th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Angie!

  2. Terri/LoveandConfections posted on May 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm (#)

    I love Chorizo – never thought to use it in an omelette. Happy Brunching!

    • Katie replied on May 5th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Terri!

  3. Chrissy {Hoot Designs} posted on May 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm (#)

    This looks delicious!!!

    • Katie replied on May 5th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks Chrissy!

  4. Suzanne posted on May 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm (#)

    I love chorizo, and never thought to put it into breakfast/brunch recipes. This looks so good!

    • Katie replied on May 5th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks Suzanne! I know I love the idea of switching up the traditional breakfast recipe!

  5. Carrie @ poet in the pantry posted on May 5, 2013 at 10:58 pm (#)

    Nice way of pulling this together! I love that egg beater–I need one of those now. 🙂

    • Katie replied on May 6th, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Thanks Carrie! Seriously, the egg beater is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets!!!

  6. Ellen Christian posted on May 6, 2013 at 9:35 am (#)

    Oh that omelette looks so good & I have got to get one of those omelette turners!

    • Katie replied on May 6th, 2013 at 9:56 am

      Thanks Ellen! It really does help when making omelets! My husband thought it was yet another kitchen gadget but after he watched me make omelets he realized it is necessary!

  7. Christine (Cook the Story) posted on May 6, 2013 at 10:28 am (#)

    Oh how I love chorizo! I’ve never putit in an omelette before. Brilliant!!!

    • Katie replied on May 6th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      Christine, you should definitely give this recipe a try then!

  8. Samantha posted on May 6, 2013 at 11:04 am (#)

    Crumbled Queso Fresco… Must buy ASAP.
    I love Omlettes. Can’t get enough of them.

    • Katie replied on May 6th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      lol yes! queso fresco is key to making Mexican food a little more authentic. Mild like mozzarella yet a tad bit softer. It is sold as a solid circular block of cheese. As soon as you cut a piece you’ll see it crumbles beautifully!

  9. kelly @ kellybakes posted on May 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm (#)

    I love the colors in this recipe–I always feel more compelled to eat things when they’re bright and colorful. Then again, I love omelettes, so I’m easily persuaded 🙂 Great combo!

    • Katie replied on May 6th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Ha ha thanks Kelly!

  10. Suzanne posted on May 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm (#)

    Mmmm…more chorizo. Must use it in breakfast food soon.

    • Katie replied on May 6th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Its so funny how so many of us used chorizo! I partly blame it on Cinco de Mayo!

  11. Dianna posted on May 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm (#)

    Love how stuffed with veggies & deliciousness this is! Looks like a must-try. 🙂

  12. Nutmeg Nanny posted on May 7, 2013 at 11:42 pm (#)

    Holy moly, this looks delicious! I love chorizo 🙂

    • Katie replied on May 8th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Awe thanks Brandy!

  13. Amy posted on May 9, 2013 at 2:11 pm (#)

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!!


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