Wednesday, March 14, 2007

frittata with goat cheese and red bell peppers

Frittatas definitely make a super quick and easy meal! The eggs provide proteins, the goat cheese adds calcium, and the red bell pepper supplies fibers as well as antioxidants! Complete the meal with a salad and a slice of whole-grain bread and you're all set!

Frittata with goat cheese and red bell peppers
[6 servings]
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
8 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. In a ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil at medium-high intensity. Add the onion and cook until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and red bell pepper and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. In another bowl, combine the eggs, basil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and cook, lifting the edges of the frittata to allow the uncooked egg to flow underneath, until the bottom is lightly golden, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add the goat cheese over the frittata.
  7. Transfer the pan to the oven and broil until puffy and lightly golden on top, 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Let rest 2 minutes and serve hot or cold.
Nutrition facts
[for 1 serving]
238 calories, 17 g fat, 5 g saturated,
5 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein

1 comment:

Linda said...

wow this looks amazing! yeah for goat cheese. i've never been good at making frittata but i do love eggs - and have been told my nutritionists and doctors that i should eat them regularly. i'll have to give this a go once the weekend comes.