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The Perfect Vegetarian Breakfast in the Algarve (RECIPE)

Updated: Apr 3

Start your holiday day right with a filling and nutritious Algarve vegetarian zucchini omelette, prepared according to my recipe. Paired with natural orange juice and a croissant, this breakfast will provide you with the energy you need for an excellent start to your day. Not only does it taste great and look appealing, but it's also quick to make and has won the hearts of many.

colorful zucchini omelette on a plate

This simple breakfast quickly gained popularity among the glamping guests at Orange Eco Land Portugal last summer. As our guests embarked on another amazing day exploring the beautiful and wild Algarve, we made sure to provide them with a truly satisfying start to their day.


The best omelette I've had in years. Thank you! – Jane Williams

Jovan from Jovan Eco Hause

Greetings, my name is Jovan, and today I am excited to share with you a recipe for a delicious vegetarian breakfast that will give you the energy you need to kickstart your day.

The story behind this recipe begins in our permaculture vegetable garden, where, despite having limited experience with planting vegetables, we decided to maximize our garden space by planting a variety of crops, including around 200 zucchini seedlings.

As summer approached, our garden began yielding an abundance of zucchini, leaving us with an excess of this versatile vegetable. Coincidentally, we also received numerous inquiries from guests visiting our glamping site at Orange Eco Land, expressing interest in purchasing a hearty Algarve vegetarian breakfast made with natural products sourced from our farm. It was then that I had the idea to create a zucchini omelet.

After a few experimental attempts, the result was a fantastic omelet that perfectly captured the flavors of our farm-fresh ingredients.

Zucchini Omelet (RECIPE)

Preparation time: 20 minutes


  • 3-4 eggs, preferably fresh from the roost

  • Sprouts, chives, or any other other fresh herbs you have from your garden

  • Half a zucchini, I used one from our permaculture garden

  • Three ripe oranges

  • Croissant or bread

  • Salt

  • Pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan and place zucchini slices in it. Season with salt, pepper, and optionally, some sweet paprika for added flavor.

  2. Saute the zucchini slices over medium heat until they turn golden brown on the bottom.

  3. Once the zucchini slices are golden brown, flip them over in the pan.

  4. Crack the eggs on top of the zucchini slices, ensuring that the yolks remain intact. Then, cover the pan with a lid.

  5. Fry everything over low heat, keeping the pan covered, until the eggs are cooked to your desired level of doneness. Enjoy your delicious zucchini omelet!

Don't Forget the Orange Juice (RECIPE)

orange from orange eco land
  1. Start by selecting three ripe oranges. I prefer using oranges from Orange Eco Land because they are exceptionally sweet and juicy.

  2. Cut the oranges in half and extract the juice using a home citrus juicer or a slow juicer.

  3. A glass of fresh orange juice will perfectly supplement our vitamin needs. Additionally, orange juice is renowned for its healing properties and is an excellent remedy for various ailments.

Enjoy the refreshing and nutritious benefits of freshly squeezed orange juice from Orange Eco Land!

Finally, sprinkle the omelet with prepared sprouts. While the dish is already quite filling, for those with heartier appetites, you can consider adding something sweet as a finishing touch.

breakfast from glamping algarve

Your breakfast is ready, enjoy!

Let us know in the comments how your omelet turned out! Did you add any special ingredients?

Thank you


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