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Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

July/August 2014

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This vegetable-studded frittata recipe is one of the quickest meals you can make. Make it for breakfast, or serve for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad and a slice of olive oil-drizzled crusty baguette.


Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Makes: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 slice

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 7 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup pearl-size or baby fresh mozzarella balls (about 4 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped soft sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

Preparation

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  2. Heat oil in a large broiler-safe nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and zucchini and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour the eggs over the vegetables in the pan. Cook, lifting the edges to allow uncooked egg from the middle to flow underneath, until nearly set, about 2 minutes. Arrange mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes on top and place the skillet under the broiler until the eggs are slightly browned, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Let stand for 3 minutes. Top with basil.
  4. To release the frittata from the pan, run a spatula around the edge, then underneath, until you can slide or lift it out onto a cutting board or serving plate. Cut into 4 slices and serve.

Nutrition

Per serving: 292 calories; 21 g fat (7 g sat, 9 g mono); 346 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 4 g total sugars; 18 g protein; 2 g fiber; 513 mg sodium; 408 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (23% daily value), Vitamin C (22% dv), Vitamin A (19% dv), Folate (16% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable, 2 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Main dish, vegetarian
Ethnic/Regional
American
Italian
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Main Ingredient
Eggs
Preparation/ Technique
Broil
Saute
Meal/Course
Brunch
Lunch
Dinner

Holiday
Mother's Day
Publication
July/August 2014
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