Spinach and Natto Omelette

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Natto is a Japanese delicacy made from fermenting soybeans and has a savory and unique flavor. Once you try natto, you will be hooked. It is like eating baked beans, but with a much stickier source. Cooked in eggs, its a great way to enjoy what I consider to be the best way to serve beans. You can always make this into scrambled eggs and get more colors in your dish.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 1 bunch fresh spinach

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • 3 eggs, or more to taste

  • ½ cup natto

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil; add salt. Add spinach and cook until tender, about 1 minute. Drain and cut into 1-inch strips.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Combine eggs and natto in a bowl until natto is evenly distributed.

  4. Heat oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add egg mixture and cook until nearly set, 3 to 5 minutes. Add cooked spinach and onion. Flip the omelette and finish cooking until fully set, about 2 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

To cook in a microwave oven, add the onions and spinach to the egg and bean mixture and cook for 4 minutes on high in a nonstick microwaveable dish (no need to add the oil).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
15g Fat
16g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 279mg 93%
Sodium 321mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 56mg 278%
Calcium 309mg 24%
Iron 10mg 54%
Potassium 1408mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.