Zucchini and Onion Omelet (Greek Island of Crete)

Traditional Cretan Zucchini and Onion omelet is a great fit for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This Mediterranean Diet breakfast recipe is very simple to prepare and presents beautifully at your table. It is both delicious and nutritious. We especially recommend pulling out this recipe when your garden is overflowing with zucchini!

Zucchini and Onion Omelets pair well with flavored Greek Yogurt. Add cumin, fresh garlic and salt to the yogurt and place a dollop on your omelet servings. For breakfast, we love this dish with sourdough toast. Serve for dinner with sliced and salted tomatoes or Mediterranean Living’s Greek Salad. 



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Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Zucchini Omelet

Zucchini and Onion Omelet (Greek Island of Crete)

Koula Barydakis
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 598 kcal


  • 1 pound zucchini, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup onions, shredded
  • 1 cup parsley leaves, chopped
  • 3 fresh tomatoes, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 eggs


  • Add zucchini, olive oil, onions, parsley, tomatoes and 1 cup of water to a small pot. Simmer for 20 minutes and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Beat the eggs and add to the pot. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.


Calories: 598kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 9gFat: 59gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 717mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2497IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 3mg
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About the Author: Koula Barydakis
Koula Barydakis was born into a long tradition of eating and living Mediterranean on the Greek island of Crete. She is a chef who has worked in many of the top restaurants in Crete and in Greek Town in Toronto, Canada. Koula is the co-author of “Foods of Crete, Traditional Recipes of the Healthiest People in the World” and is currently completing her second cookbook. Koula teaches cooking classes to tourists in Crete and has been hired to teach classes in other countries as well.


  1. Vicki B August 23, 2022 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    A quick question…the recipe calls for 1 c Olive Oil, but the instructions don’t mention oil. It does mention cooking veggies in 1 c water?

    • Winter LeBlanc September 30, 2022 at 2:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Vicki, you add the olive oil in with the veggies as listed in step 1 of the instructions. Hope you enjoy!

  2. BSquire January 16, 2019 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    You say to add tomatoes but the ingredients do not list tomatoes? Would it be 1C tomatoes as well?

    • George Zikos January 22, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Sorry for the mistake. It is 3 fresh tomatoes, grated. It gets added with all the other ingredients to the pot.

  3. razvanmun89 June 5, 2018 at 9:28 am - Reply

    in the presentation image the zucchini doesn’t appear to be 1 inch thick. So what is the proper way do to?

    • George Zikos June 5, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      Sorry for the inconvenience. The zucchini should be about 1/4 inch thick. I hope this helps.

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