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Ways to Eat Tamarillos - Healthy Breakfast Tamarillo Omelette Recipe

Updated on April 9, 2015
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What Are Tamarillos?

The tamarillo (also called the tree tomato) is a very tasty fruit that is native to Central and South America. This egg-shaped exotic fruit is a great source of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. The tamarillo plant is sub-tropical and grows in warm areas. There are three varieties of tamarillos, red, amber and gold. All the three varieties are awesome in taste but if you must choose one, the best variety is the amber, which is smaller in size but the sweetest of all.


Different Ways of Eating the Tamarillo

There are many great ways to eat tamarillos. Here are some suggestions on how you can eat them. Remember: these fruits are full of vitamins and minerals; they are healthy and good for you!

Tamarillo Salad
Tamarillo Salad | Source
  • Make a colourful salad with green lettuce leaves, cucumbers and red tamarillos.
  • Try lady rain's tamarillo salad with salted egg recipe.
  • Serve peeled tamarillos in breakfast cereals.
  • Cook the fruits into tamarillo jams and chutneys.
  • Put chopped pieces of tamarillos on a slice of bread and top with grated cheese in a grill.
  • Peel some tamarillos and use them for toppings on pizzas, cakes and desserts.
  • Puree the tamarillos and use as a marinade with other herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Chop up some tamarillos and spread them on a sandwich. Add in cottage cheese and tuna.
  • Spread tamarillo on a slice of toasted bread together with vegemite and avocado.
  • Blend some peeled tamarillos in a blender and spread over a grilled fish or chicken schnitzel.
  • Mix together some chopped tamarillo, avocado, chilli, onion, salt and pepper to make a hot salsa.
  • Use the tamarillo in casseroles or other meat dishes. They are just like tomatoes but a lot more tasty than tomatoes.
  • Peel and cut them into wedges and serve on a platter with cheese and crackers.
  • Scoop out some tamarillos into a bowl and sprinkle with a teaspoon of sugar or honey and eat.


Tamarillo and Avocado Omelette Recipe

Omelettes are nutritious and they are quick and easy to prepare. Plain omelettes are nice but they do taste a bit bland and boring after a while. Tomato and cheese omelettes are popular because everybody knows how to make them. If you are an omelette fan, check out this easy but delicious tamarillo and avocado omelette recipe for breakfast.

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 5 min
  • Ready in: 10 min
  • Yields: Serves 2 people

Ingredients required

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 6 tamarillos
  • 1 avocado
  • half an onion
  • salt and pepper
  • a pinch of mixed herbs

Instructions

  1. Wash the tamarillos and cut four of them in halves.
  2. Scoop out the tamarillo flesh with a spoon and set aside.
  3. Discard the skin which is bitter and inedible.
  4. Peel and chop the onion finely and set aside.
  5. Melt the margarine in a wide non-stick frying pan.
  6. Fry the onion for a few minutes until soft and fragrant.
  7. Add in the tamarillos and fry together with the onions.
  8. Lower the heat and leave them to cook for a few minutes.
  9. While the tamarillos and onions are cooking, crack the eggs into a bowl and add in milk, mixed herbs, salt and pepper.
  10. Whisk the eggs until they are light and fluffly.
  11. Check and see if the tamarillos are already soft and mushy. Pour in the egg mixture.
  12. Cover the frying pan and cook for a couple of minutes until the omelette is just cooked and the eggs are not runny.
  13. Remove the omelette from the stove and transfer it to a plate. The omelette will look like a pizza base.
  14. Cut the remaining two tamarillos, scoop out the flesh and chop into smaller pieces.
  15. Sprinkle the chopped tamarillos over the omelette.
  16. Cut the avocado into half and scoop out the insides.
  17. Slice the avocado and decorate around the tamarillo omelette.
  18. Serve with bread and tea or coffee. Breakfast is ready!
Tamarillo and avocado omelette for breakfast
Tamarillo and avocado omelette for breakfast | Source

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    • randomcreative profile image

      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I will try just about any recipe involving avocados! Thanks for the great recipe.

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      lady rain 4 years ago from Australia

      randomcreative, thanks for your comment. I will let you know if I have more recipes with avocados :)

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      This really looks good and I am always trying to find new ways with eggs. Voted Up+++

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      lady rain 4 years ago from Australia

      carol7777 - and it's really healthy, too. Thanks for commenting and voting :)

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