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A frittata, as a flat omelet is known in Italy, can be filled with a variety of vegetables and cheeses and makes a great impromptu brunch dish or supper. In this version, fresh mint and basil brighten the mild taste of zucchini. If you prefer, use feta or ricotta salata in place of the goat cheese.

Marie Simmons
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Spring 2003

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and onion; cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is tender, but not mushy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, mint, basil, 1/8 teaspoon salt and a grinding of pepper; increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring, until the moisture has evaporated, 30 to 60 seconds.

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  • Whisk eggs, the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and a grinding of pepper in a large bowl until blended. Add the zucchini mixture and cheese; stir to combine.

  • Preheat the broiler.

  • Wipe out the pan and brush it with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil; place over medium-low heat. Add the frittata mixture and cook, without stirring, until the bottom is light golden, 2 to 4 minutes. As it cooks, lift the edges and tilt the pan so uncooked egg will flow to the edges.

  • Place the pan under the broiler and broil until the frittata is set and the top is golden, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Loosen the edges and slide onto a plate. Cut into wedges and serve.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; protein 20.8g; carbohydrates 9.1g; dietary fiber 2.6g; sugars 4.5g; fat 27.7g; saturated fat 10.4g; cholesterol 394.4mg; vitamin a iu 2132.6IU; vitamin c 21.6mg; folate 91.2mcg; calcium 196.2mg; iron 4.2mg; magnesium 50.3mg; potassium 561.1mg; sodium 562.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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