Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Italian Veggie and Herb Frittata

A healthier version with all fresh veggies, some from our garden. We picked our first fresh peppers, plum tomatoes and fresh basil, the rest of the ingredients porcini mushrooms, zucchini and egg whites some herbs and spice blends made this a light delight~.

plum tomatoes chopped
1 clove minced garlic or onion or both
1 zucchini grated
1/2 cup porcini mushrooms
1 italianelle pepper, cleaned seeded,  sliced julienne style (long strips)
grated long strands of grating cheese or mozzarella
4 egg whites lightly beaten
salt, pepper to taste
a few shakes of parsley
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
extra virgin olive oil

In a heavy large fry pan add a tablespoon of olive oil, swirling in the pan to coat evenly. Add the grated zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes,  peppers, garlic and stir fry style for around 3 minutes. Add egg whites on top of veggie mixture sprinkling with all herbs and spices evenly. Flip once. Cook till brown. Top with grating cheese and sliced tomato.





My plum tomatoes in the background (smile) yes I am a proud mama~ buon appetito



22 comments:

Federica said...

What a tasty idea for an omelet. i like it very much, so rich and colorful. Bye

Drick said...

envy your garden, gave up on planting tomatoes, our humidity doesn't play nice... my basil is doing very well though.... nice veggie omelet

StephenC said...

This has been home run after home run on the blogs I follow. An exciting day for me.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Definitely a perfect frittata!

My Little Space said...

Claudia, your fritata is making me hungry. You have no idea how much do I love gardening. Too bad, I don't live in a place where has extra land for me to do so. Hope you're enjoying your day ahead, dear.
Blessings,
Kristy

Lyndsey said...

I love frittatas, and yours looks so good. I love those bright red peppers! How nice to have fresh tomatoes right off the vine!

Emily Malloy said...

Yummmm! Claudia this is fabulous!

Mary said...

This really sounds delicious. Whether we make it or grow it, homemade food always tastes the best. I really like your recipe. I hope you have aa great day. Blessings...Mary

Lenia said...

What a tasteful fritatta!I just love it!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Frittatas are one of our favorite quick meals. Italian veggies and herbs sounds like a combination to try.

Juliana said...

Love your frittata, specially with all the veggies in it. Yummie! Hope you are having a great week :-)

ARLENE said...

Frittata or tortilla, you can't beat this for a light dinner or luxurious brunch. Love your healthier version.

Kate@Diethood said...

That must be so delicious!! I love all the veggie goodness that you put in there. I want that for breakfast!

Claudia said...

I mlove frittata as a light summer meal. Yours is all summer goodness. I love that you are reaping the rewards of your garden while I am just considering planting tomorrow!

la vita รจ bella (life is beautiful) said...

Ciao mia amica! Hope you are doing fine! It looks so healthy & so great.

Magic of Spice said...

What a delightful and fresh frittata...love all your garden veggies :)

Reeni said...

Your veggie packed frittata looks wonderful! You are so lucky to have fresh veggies already!

chefpandita.com said...

Home grown tomatoes? Lucky girl!

Kristin @STUFT Mama said...

Well this just looks AMAZING!!! I've only tried frittata once before, but I think I have to try again NOW! :)

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Lizzy said...

You are so lucky to have that wonderful produce from the garden already...and what a fabulous dish to use it in. Love the sound of your frittata!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

I love frittatas Claudia and am so thrilled for you that your garden is producing so much right now. I have picked 2 peppers (one purple and one green), only a few hot peppers, and just now my cherry tomatoes are turning red. Just love this fresh ingredient recipe!