Greek Frittata

Greek Frittata
Staff Writer
Greek Frittata

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Greek Frittata

The briny saltiness of black olives and feta cheese perfectly punctuates sweet caramelized onions and cherry tomatoes in this delicious frittata. Baby spinach is wilted slightly in a sauté pan, then covered in eggs and broiled to perfection. This recipe comes to us from Jen of Domestic Divas.

Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil, plus more to taste
  • 1/2  Cup  chopped red onion
  • 1  Cup  baby spinach
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • egg whites, beaten
  • eggs
  • 1/4  Cup  cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4  Cup  pitted Greek black olives
  • 2  Tablespoons  feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a small, oven-safe, nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until it begins to color, about 5-7 minutes. Add the spinach, stir, and cook until just wilted, about 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Season the egg whites with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the beaten eggs and egg whites to the pan. Top with the cherry tomato halves, cut side up, olives, and feta cheese. Season again with salt and pepper, to taste.

Continue to cook until the frittata begins to set, about 5-8 minutes. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil and turn on the broiler. Place the frittata under the broiler and cook until the cheese has melted, 1-3 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes, cut into 4 slices, and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
131µg
33%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
43mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
117mg
17%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
128mg
9%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
21g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Greek Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.