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Mexican Omelet with Plantain, Avocado and Mango Hash #BrunchWeek

Welcome to the second annual Brunch Week hosted by Terri of Love and Confections and Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen!  Join us May 5th through 11th to celebrate the deliciousness of brunch and to prepare for Mother’s Day and summer brunching season.  We have 32 bloggers bringing you their best brunch game, from cocktails to eggs benedict to donuts, there is something for everything this week.  Our amazing sponsors have donated some great prizes for a gigantic giveaway, please visit them all for more information.

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I am so excited that Terri invited me to be a part of Brunch Week again. Brunch is one of those meals that I don’t have often, but when I do, I let myself indulge — although most of the time my indulgences include egg white omelets and lots of fruit, so I guess it’s a healthy indulgence! But there is also almost always a Mimosa or Bellini involved too, and sometimes a sweet treat like coffee cake or cookies.
Today is extra special. Not only is it the first day of Brunch Week, but it’s also a very important holiday for us food bloggers — Cinco de Mayo! I’m killing two birds with one stone and giving you a Mexican-inspired brunch recipe. I love a good omelet filled to the brim with veggies. It’s my go-to whenever I go out for brunch — so much so that I have never actually made my own. Last year, I made a frittata for the first time during Brunch Week and this year it’s an omelet. Yay for new food ventures!

 Mexican Omelet with Plantain, Avocado and Mango Hash #BrunchWeek

Mexican Omelet with Plantain, Avocado and Mango Hash #BrunchWeek

If you haven’t already treated yourself to a Cinco de Mayo brunch, here you go! Now go mix up a yummy margarita to go with it and you’ve got yourself a fiesta!

Mexican Omelet with Plantain, Avocado and Mango Hash #BrunchWeek
Mexican Omelet with Plantain, Avocado and Mango Hash
For the omelet
2 egg whites
1/2 tbsp milk
1 tsp lemon-lime paprika
salt and pepper
1/2 tbsp olive oil
3 whole baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 small roma tomato, diced
1 mini orange bell pepper, diced (I used the ones that our sponsor, Baloian Farms, sent!)
1/4 cup corn
1/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1 handful baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp Gourmet Garden cilantro
For the hash
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 plantain (make sure the peel is green), diced
1/2 small avocado, diced
1/2 mango, diced

Optional toppings: avocado, shredded cheese
In a small bowl, whisk together egg whites, milk, paprika, salt and pepper. Set side.
Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add mushrooms, tomato, pepper, corn and black beans and sauté until fragrant. Add the spinach and sauté until wilted. Stir in cilantro. Pour egg mixture over the veggies, allowing it to cover the entire surface of the pan. Let sit until the edges begin to brown. Use your OXO Flip & Fold Omelet Turner (Wait, what? You don’t have one? Ok fine, use a regular spatula if you don’t…and enter the giveaway for a chance to win one!) to gently lift the rim of the edge all the way around.  Remove from heat. 
Using the spatula, lift one side and flip it over to cover the other half of the omelet. Gently lift the omelet out of the pan and onto a plate.
To make the hash, heat oil in another small pan over medium-high heat. Add plantains. Sauté until browned. Remove from pan and add to a small bowl along with avocado and mango. Season with salt, pepper, cilantro and lime juice and mix well.
Here are 31 more brunch recipes from some of my blogging buddies. After this week, you’re going to want to make brunch everyday! And that’s not all…we’ve got a giveaway for some really awesome prizes! Enter the rafflecoptrr giveaway here!


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A huge thank you to all our amazing #BrunchWeek sponsors. Please follow these lovely folks on their social media sites:

California Walnuts Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+

Bob’s Red Mill – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram

Dixie Crystals – FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest
Whole Foods Market Orlando Faceboook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,
Stemilt – Facebook, Twitter, PinterestBlog
Baloian Farms – Facebook
Woot Froot – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
Vidalia Onion – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
Grimmway Farms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest
Bonne Maman – Pinterest

Disclaimer: California Walnuts, Bob’s Red Mill, Oxo, Dixie Crystals, Whole Foods Market Doctor Phillips, Grimmway Farms, Woot Froot, Vidalia Onion, Baloian Farms, Stemilt and Bonne Maman are providing the prizes free of charge.  I have received product related to these brands to use for #Brunchweek. All opinions stated are my own.

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Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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