Frittata with Ricotta and Mixed Greens
- 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 medium red onion, finely diced
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 pound chopped mixed greens (such as kale, Swiss chard, or mustard greens)
- 10 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 plus 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
- 8 ounces part-skim ricotta
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 tablespoon pine nuts
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft (about 4 minutes). Add pepper flakes and half of greens and cook until wilted and crisp-tender (about 5 minutes); place sautéed greens in a colander. Repeat with remaining greens. Cool slightly and squeeze dry; transfer to a bowl. Using paper towel, wipe out skillet and reserve.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, Parmesan, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper until smooth. Add to bowl with greens, vinegar, ricotta, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; stir to combine. Fold the ricotta mixture into egg mixture.
4. In reserved skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Pour egg mixture into pan and cook until the sides are set (about 8 minutes). Transfer to oven and bake until completely set (about 15 minutes).
5. To make pesto: Combine basil, parsley, mint, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and process until all ingredients are coarsely chopped. With the motor running, slowly add the remaining 1/3 cup oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
6. Remove frittata from oven and invert onto serving platter. Slice into 8 wedges and serve with pesto.
Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 40 minutes; Total time: 55 minutes.
- Yield: Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge frittata with 1 1/2 tablespoons pesto)
|Calories per serving:||280|
|Fat per serving:||22g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||5.4g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||12.3g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||3.1g|
|Protein per serving:||14g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||8g|
|Fiber per serving:||2g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||242mg|
|Iron per serving:||3mg|
|Sodium per serving:||347mg|
|Calcium per serving:||209mg|
Good to Know
This recipe gets extra flavor from fresh pesto, so you won’t want to skimp on the basil.