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Ejjit shoumar (Fennel omelet)

Shumar omelet
Shumar omelet

Fennel or “shoumar” is a wild plant, indigenous to the Mediterranean region. It grows in winter but can also be found all year long. This recipe is from Iqlim Al Kharroub

Servings: 4

Caloric content: 190 calories / serving

Preparation time: 30 mns


1 ½ cups of fennel leaves, washed and chopped

1 tsp of fresh mint leaves, washed and chopped

1 cup of parsley, washed and chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 cup of whole-wheat flour

4 medium eggs

½ tsp of baking powder

¼ tsp of salt

½ tsp of lemon zest

½ tsp of olive oil


  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs and add all ingredients
  2. Pour the egg mixture into a hot, oiled frying pan
  3. Cook until the under-side of the omelet is brown
  4. Turn the omelet carefully on the other side
  5. Serve when both sides are done

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