Basil Frittata Over Fresh Greens

 

Similar to quiche (minus the hassle of making or purchasing a crust), frittatas are also known as egg bakes. They're popular for breakfast, but they're great any time of day and can be eaten fresh from the oven or as a make-ahead meal. Frittatas are an excellent way to consume a hearty dose of vegetables, protein, and healthy fat all in one dish. Skill Level: Beginner. Serving Size: ¼th of pan + 1 cup raw dressed greens.
Course Breakfast
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 290kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. grapeseed oil
  • 1 cup fresh basil, julienned
  • 4 cups fresh sorrel greens, or tender greens of choice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs with goat cheese, peppers, basil, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Preheat large saute pan to low heat. Add grapeseed oil.
  • Add egg mixture and allow to cook, undisturbed over low heat, for about 10 minutes, until eggs settle.
  • Cover the pan and cook for an additional five minutes to ensure the top of the eggs are cooked through.
  • Remove from heat and allow the frittata to rest for about 5-10 minutes. During this time the eggs will continue to settle, which helps to create a firm and sliceable texture. Cut into four slices. 
  • In a bowl, massage sorrel with olive oil and sea salt. Serve each frittata slice over dressed greens.

Notes

Nutrition Information:  Gluten-free, nut free.
  • Calories: 290
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 430 mg

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