Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with Feta

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Scrambled eggs are so underrated. They’re soft and creamy, perfect on some crunchy buttered toast, and they’re just as good for a quick breakfast as they are for a special weekend brunch.

These Mediterranean scrambled eggs with feta take the standard recipe up a notch (or perhaps 2 or 3 notches). All the mix-ins help to bulk the eggs out a bit, as well as adding loads of nutrients (they do always say you should try to eat the rainbow!).

Do they look a bit of a mess? Eh, kinda. Are they packed with incredible flavours from fresh vegetables, olives and feta cheese? Also yes.

Mediterranean scrambled eggs with feta cheese and vegetables.

You can add all sorts of things to improve your simple scrambled eggs on toast, but this time I stuck with Mediterranean flavours. Tomatoes, peppers, olives, capers, feta… these are seriously delicious.

These Mediterranean eggs are creamy, fluffy, juicy, crunchy, salty, and just about every other descriptor you can think of.

Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make!

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These Mediterranean eggs are quick and easy to make, but so much more exciting than regular scrambled eggs.
  • They would make the perfect weekend breakfast, or brunch for guests, when you want something a little bit special.
  • It’s a really easy way to get an extra couple of portions of veg into your day!
  • The recipe is a brilliant fridge-clearer – use whatever mix-ins you already have in the kitchen!

🥗 Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe. You’ll also need some kitchen staples, like oil and black pepper.

Ingredients for Mediterranean scrambled eggs with text overlay.
  • eggs
  • bell peppers. I actually used 3 mini peppers, as I thought the different colours would look pretty, but feel free to just use 1 regular pepper instead! Red, orange or yellow are the tastiest; green is a bit less sweet.
  • cherry tomatoes
  • spring onions (red or white onions would be fine too!)
  • capers
  • black olives
  • feta cheese
  • dried oregano (other dried herbs would also work, e.g. thyme or basil)
  • fresh parsley

See the printable recipe card below for detailed ingredient quantities.

🔄 Ingredient Swaps

Recipes like this are so easy to customise, depending on what you like / what you have in the fridge already.

Here are a few other mix-ins you could use in your Mediterranean scrambled eggs:

  • minced garlic
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • diced mushrooms
  • asparagus
  • finely chopped cabbage
  • red or white onion
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sweetcorn
  • canned chickpeas

As long as try to stick vaguely (and I mean vaguely) to the Mediterranean theme, you can pretty much add whatever you like to this recipe, and it will probably turn out delicious. I never make these the same way twice!

Alternatively, try a different theme altogether – Mexican eggs, perhaps?

📋 Instructions

Here’s how to make this recipe – see below for the printable recipe with detailed ingredients and instructions.

Chopped cherry tomatoes, spring onions and peppers on a cutting board.

Step 1: Chop the tomatoes, spring onions and peppers.

Becca’s Top Tip

With most of my recipes, I tend to chop my vegetables as I go along, and just add them to the pan whenever they’re ready. But since eggs cook quite quickly, it’s worth being prepared and having your vegetables and other mix-ins ready before you start cooking.

Peppers and spring onions cooking in a frying pan.

Step 2: Begin to cook off the peppers and onions. These take a little longer to cook than the other ingredients – but since it’s nice to retain a little bit of crunch, they only need a minute or two.

Uncooked Mediterranean scrambled eggs with feta cheese.

Step 3: Add the eggs and the remaining ingredients to the pan.

Mediterranean scrambled eggs cooking in a frying pan.

Step 4: Break the egg yolks, and cook everything slowly, gently stirring to combine.

Becca’s Top Tip

For the creamiest scrambled eggs, cook them over a slightly lower heat, stirring regularly. If you cook the eggs over a higher heat, they will cook more quickly, but will be firmer in texture.

Mediterranean scrambled eggs with feta cheese and olives on a plate.

Step 5: Serve on a thick slice of generously buttered toast.

💭 Scrambled Egg FAQs

Is it best to use butter or oil in scrambled eggs?

The best option is actually to use a bit of both! The butter adds an incredible creamy flavour, and the oil helps to stop the butter from burning.

Can you prepare scrambled eggs in advance?

Scrambled eggs are best eaten fresh – and since they cook so quickly, they’re easy to cook up whenever you need them. You can prepare all the mix-ins in advance, though, so they take just a few minutes to assemble.

Can you reheat scrambled eggs?

If necessary, scrambled eggs can be reheated in the microwave. However, this can make them too firm and tough, so they’re best cooked fresh, as above.

Overhead shot of Mediterranean scrambled eggs.
Mediterranean scrambled eggs.

Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with Feta

These Mediterranean scrambled eggs take the standard recipe up a notch, with incredible flavour from fresh veg, olives and feta cheese.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tablespoon oil
  • ½ Tablespoon butter
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper (or 3 mini bell peppers), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 eggs
  • ~ 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced black olives
  • 1 Tablespoon capers
  • 75 g (~ 2 ½ oz) crumbled feta cheese
  • Black pepper
  • Few sprigs fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • To serve: buttered toast (optional)

Instructions

  • Warm the oil and butter in a non-stick frying pan, and add the chopped onions and pepper, along with the dried oregano. Cook for a minute or two over a medium heat.
  • Then crack the eggs into the pan, and also add the cherry tomatoes, olives, capers, feta, and a generous amount of black pepper. Break the egg yolks, and stir gently to combine. Cook for a few minutes over a medium-low heat, until cooked to your liking.
  • Add the fresh parsley just before serving, and serve on buttered toast, scattered with a few pumpkin seeds.

Notes

Scrambled eggs are best eaten soon after cooking, but you can prepare the mix-ins in advance if needed.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with Feta
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 248
% Daily Value*
Fat 27.5g42%
Saturated Fat 11.3g57%
Cholesterol 368mg123%
Sodium 891mg37%
Potassium 250mg7%
Carbohydrates 11.2g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5.6g6%
Protein 19g38%
Calcium 292mg29%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on your exact ingredients. Please calculate your own nutritional values if you require accuracy for health reasons.

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29 Comments

  1. Absolutely killer with some feta cheese crumbled on top before serving.

    I used kalamata olives instead of black as a personal preference. Also used yellow onion since my grocery store was out of spring onions, and it turned okay (though likely not quite as tasty as it would be with spring onions).

    If you are looking to reduce sodium, you may want to rinse the capers and olives first.5 stars

  2. I’m concerned about the amount of saturated fat posted for the scrambled eggs. These recipes are supposed to be healthy!

  3. yummy yummy yummy

    just had olives, green onion, tinned tomatoes, eggs and spices.

    had it for lunch without the bread.
    awesome, thanks for sharing