Broccolini, Red Pepper, and Roasted Garlic Frittata
Photo: Courtesy of Oxmoor House
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 wedges)
Frittatas lend themselves easily to vegetarian meals, allowing you to load in practically any veggies you like. Combining the eggs, cottage cheese, and roasted garlic in a food processor helps distribute the roasted garlic throughout the mixture for maximum favor. You can substitute broccoli rabe (for a pleasantly bitter bite) or broccoli florets (for a family-friendly take) in place of the Broccolini, if you like. Serve this colorful frittata with a simple green salad or oven-roasted potatoes.
2 tablespoons canola oil
11 to 12 garlic cloves
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 (8-oz.) bunch Broccolini
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1/2 cup vertically sliced sweet onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Est. added sugars 0g
How to Make It
Heat a small saucepan over medium-low. Add oil and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally and adjusting the heat as needed to keep garlic from browning too quickly, 25 to 30 minutes or until garlic is very soft. Drain oil into a small bowl; reserve oil. Place garlic cloves, eggs, and cottage cheese in a food processor; process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl.
Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Trim Broccolini stems from tops; cut tops and stems into bite-size pieces. Heat a 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons reserved garlic oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add Broccolini stems, bell pepper, and onion; cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until vegetables are slightly tender. Add Broccolini tops; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until Broccolini is bright green and bell peppers are tender. Fold vegetable mixture, parsley, oregano, salt, and black pepper into egg mixture.
Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic oil in skillet over medium-high; swirl to coat. Pour egg mixture into skillet; cook 30 seconds. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, without stirring, until eggs are partially cooked, about 4 minutes.
Transfer skillet to oven; broil until eggs are set and top of frittata is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven; run a spatula around edges of frittata to loosen. Cut into 8 wedges. Serve immediately.
Everyday Vegetarian: A Delicious Guide for Creating More Than 150 Meatless Dishes, available May 16, 2017 ($22, Oxmoor House)