Grokker Asparagus Torta

This kid-friendly lunch item serves up protein and healthy green veggies in a pizza-like package

Maya Adam is a lecturer at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her BA in Human Biology at Stanford before completing her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to her post-secondary studies, she spent almost 10 years as a professional ballet dancer in Germany. Now, she is the mother of three young boys and lectures on child health and nutrition at Stanford. She spends her free time trampoline-jumping with the children and cooking for family and friends. She also enjoys writing in her spare time and her work has appeared in The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail and O Magazine.

 

4
Servings
124
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  bunch of fresh asparagus
  • 1/2  onion, chopped
  • garlic clove
  • eggs
  • 1/4  Cup  gluten-free Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4  Cup  grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Butter for greasing the pie dish
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil for sauteeing

Directions

Preheat oven to 325-350°F. Sautee chopped onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until glassy. Add chopped asparagus and sautee until tender, remove from heat. Whisk eggs together while asparagus is cooling. Add sauteed vegetables, panko crumbs, grated parmesan, salt, and pepper to egg mixture and combine with whisk Generously grease a glass or ceramic pie dish with butter and pour the mixture into the dish. Bake for about 20 minutes or until firm and beginning to turn golden brown. Cool and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
20µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
141mg
14%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
108mg
15%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
192mg
13%
Water
13g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.