Spinach-Tomato Frittata

A frittata is a simple baked egg dish that can include any combination of vegetables and cheese. This version includes fresh tomatoes, spinach, basil, and creamy ricotta cheese. Pair it with a salad for a quick weeknight dinner or prepare it ahead of time for a lower carbohydrate breakfast option.

 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 large onion, diced
 1 cup cherry tomatoes
 1 cup fresh spinach
 ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped (or 1 tsp dried basil)
 ½ cup ricotta cheese
 6 eggs, beaten

1

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for 5-6 mins until softened and lightly golden. Add the tomatoes and toss for 1 min to soften.

2

Remove from the heat, add the spinach leaves and basil, and toss together to wilt a little. Transfer all the ingredients to a greased 13 by 9 inch rectangular baking pan. Alternately, you can use a 9- or 10-inch cast iron skillet to sauté vegetables and cook your frittata. Take small scoops of the ricotta and dot over the vegetables.

3

Season the eggs and beat well, then pour over the vegetables and cheese. Cook in the oven for 20-25 mins until pale golden and set.

Recipe adapted from: BBC Good Food

Ingredients

 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 large onion, diced
 1 cup cherry tomatoes
 1 cup fresh spinach
 ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped (or 1 tsp dried basil)
 ½ cup ricotta cheese
 6 eggs, beaten

Directions

1

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for 5-6 mins until softened and lightly golden. Add the tomatoes and toss for 1 min to soften.

2

Remove from the heat, add the spinach leaves and basil, and toss together to wilt a little. Transfer all the ingredients to a greased 13 by 9 inch rectangular baking pan. Alternately, you can use a 9- or 10-inch cast iron skillet to sauté vegetables and cook your frittata. Take small scoops of the ricotta and dot over the vegetables.

3

Season the eggs and beat well, then pour over the vegetables and cheese. Cook in the oven for 20-25 mins until pale golden and set.

Spinach-Tomato Frittata