Spring Vegetable Frittata

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After the past few posts I bet you guys were starting to wonder if you were ever going to see another vegetable on the blog! French toastdoughnutscrumb cake… umm…can you guess which end of the Easter buffet line I start on??

 

Luckily for my insulin levels –  the final recipe for my 3 month magazine series with McHenry County Magazine is a super yummy Spring Vegetable Frittata! I’m really excited to share this recipe with you all because I think its kind of a unique take on preparing a frittata. Instead of baking it slowly in the oven, I cooked it like a giant omelet over the stove and finished it off under the broiler. The last few minutes under the broiler puffs up the frittata and gives it this fantastic browning that you can’t get from slow baking at an even temperature alone.

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I loaded up my frittata with goat cheese, sautéed asparagus, potatoes, and spinach - but this is definitely one of those recipes you can play around with and make your own. Just keep the correct proportions of veg to egg – about 2 cups chopped whatever you like to the 6 eggs and whites. This is a great lower cal base for all sorts of healthy frittata recipes!

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And to make it even easier for you to create your own recipe I thought I’d organize a cute little chart below for customizing your own!

 

You can pick one item from each of the categories below or do a combination of a few categories to create your recipe. Feel free to mess around with the proportions too!

 

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Make Your Own Frittata!

 

Base Ingredients (these do not change):

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup skim milk (or nondairy milk)
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

1. Now pick up to 2 two cups chopped of any of these veggies!

  • aspragus
  • red pepper
  • tomatoes or sun dried tomatoes
  • spinach
  • kale
  • potatoes
  • corn
  • zucchini
  • mushrooms

 

2. Choose your Onion!

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots

 

3. Choose your Cheese!

  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup fresh ricotta
  • 1/2 cup dairy free cheese

 

4. Choose your Herbs!

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced (chiffonade) basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

 

5. Aromatics and Spices

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

 

Follow the cooking instructions below for my Spring Veggie Frittata for preparation!



   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Got your frittata all planned out for Easter brunch now?? Here’s my yummy veggie combo below!

Have a great Easter Weekend everyone!!

 

Nutrition Information; Calories: 131, Fat: 7 grams, Protein: 11 grams

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Comments

  1. I made my first fritatta with my Dad a couple weeks ago. It had ham, pepper-jack cheese, and sauteed onions. SO GOOD. There seems to be endless possibilities as to where you can take them so I can’t wait to experiment more. Great weekend breakfast idea!

  2. I love every bit of this awesome frittata! And thanks for the basic frittata recipe Kristina! I had just been thinking how handy it would be to have something like that on hand.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Love this Kristina!! Sounds delicious and like a perfect option for Easter brunch. I love your DIY frittata guide too, so clever :) Happy Easter!

  4. nice, i really like this type of recipe, where you can create your own (or with what you have in the fridge).

    thanks

  5. I love frittatas, so easy and SO delicious!

  6. Ahhh omg I love the chart! So smart!

  7. Healthy but totally delish :)

    Happy Easter
    Choc Chip Uru

  8. I am running through all of the possible combinations in my head. Happy Easter!

  9. This looks delicious and very healthy. I love your recipe! That’s a great idea to add the egg whites so it is even healthier.

  10. I love your chart! This is definitely a different way to make a frittata. :D

  11. Great post and ideas for building our own frittata. Delicious!

  12. Fritattas are sooo good! You look so cute cooking them up! :) Looks scrumptious!

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