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Spanish tortilla made healthy


  • Author: alicia gonzalez tome
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main course
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Say hello to the classic Spanish tortilla made healthy! This traditional Spanish recipe is super simple, cheap, filling and delicious! 



5 medium potatoes

1 large onion thinly diced

8 organic eggs

Pinch of salt to taste

Olive oil for cooking


  1. Bring water to boil in a medium size pot with a pinch of salt (approx. 1/4 teaspoon). Once the water is boiling, add the potatoes and boil them for 35 minutes or until you can easily insert a knife.
  2. In the meantime, add a drizzle of olive oil to a non-stick pan on low heat. Add the onion with a pinch of salt, and poach for 25 minutes or until nicely brown.
  3. Once the potatoes are ready, take them out of the water, and let them cool down a bit until you can easily peel them. Peel and thinly slice them.
  4. Add the eggs with a pinch of salt to a large mixing bowl, and beat them with a spoon. Don't beat them too hard, as you don't want to create foam. Add the onion and combine. Add the potatoes and combine well all the ingredients.
  5. Grease the non-stick pan and set the heat to medium. Add the mix to the pan and cook for 4 minutes. With the help of a spatula, shape the edges of the mix slightly towards the middle.
  6. Now comes the time to flip the tortilla (see video for visual reference). Use a big enough plate (that covers the entire surface of the tortilla mix) and place it on top. Put the palm of your hand on the middle of the plate, and flip the pan upside down. Your hand will end up underneath the pan, and the tortilla mix facing up. Gently place the pan back in the stove, and slide the mix back to the pan. Cook for another 4 minutes.
  7. Transfer the tortilla back to the plate and enjoy!


  • Cook the tortilla on medium heat, if you set the heat to high, you will burn the outside without cooking the inside!
  • 4 minutes will result in medium cook eggs. If you like the eggs quite runny, decrease the cooking time by 1 minute. If you prefer the eggs well done, increase the cooking time by 2 minutes.
  • Enjoy with a side of greens or as a "pincho" with this Spanish tomato bread

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