Need a way to incorporate all those fresh, green summer herbs growing around you everywhere in the garden? Summer is the time to take advantage of all the wonderful flavor herbs can add to your favorite recipes, so grab some scissors and snip, snip, snip some savory greens to add to any meal you make.
If you have a window, you have space to grow even the smallest of kitchen herb gardens right outside on the window sill or ledge. Herbs like to grow packed together, and they all grow pretty harmoniously with one another, so all you have to do is pick your favorites and throw them in some good quality soil. They’ll do the rest and you’ll get to reap the rewards!
Last year, before I had a garden space, I grew all my herbs in window boxes and I loved being able to reach through my window for lemon thyme or fresh oregano when inspiration struck. Now that I have a little more garden space, I’ve added some flowers for the bees, and there’s a bit more balance to things.
Mostly, I’d much prefer to grow things to eat than flowers, but I usually add some color to my window boxes in the way of something effortless and self-maintaining like petunias. I always sneak in some nasturtiums (the flowers and the leaves are edible) and fresh basil in with everything so I can have something edible, too.
Fresh herbs at your beck and call makes me feel so lucky! I’m adding mint leaves to my ice water, fresh basil to my flatbread pizzas, and cilantro to my wraps. This flatbread recipe takes a classic two egg omelet, a smattering of goat cheese, and all the fresh herbs you like, and rolls it up into an easy to eat, delicious whole grain flatbread that you can take with you as a special, anything-but-ordinary breakfast. Feel free to use any herbs you like, get creative!
-Amy at Flatout
Herbed Omelet Wrap
- 1 Flatout Flatbread Flavorit wrap
- 2 eggs
- 1 ounce reduced fat goat cheese
- 1 teaspoon chopped basil
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon water
- Cooking spray
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and the water together until well blended. In a skillet treated with cooking spray, pour the egg mixture into the pan and cook over medium to low heat, until the omelet is almost entirely cooked, then scatter the fresh herbs and the goat cheese over the eggs and continue to cook until set, flipping once if necessary. Season to taste.
Release omelet from the pan and turn onto the flatbread. Roll up the flatbread and cut in half.