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Asparagus Frittata with Red Bell Peppers

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 55 min.
Feta cheese adds a tangy bite to this easy vegetarian dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed and blanched
  • salt, as needed
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbs Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Tbs butter, softened
  • lemon wedges and sprigs of Italian parsley for garnish

Directions

  • Reserve 6 asparagus spears. Cut remaining asparagus at an angle into -inch pieces, reserve.
  • Saute bell pepper in 2 tablespoons olive oil until soft, but not browned, about 7 minutes. Stir in onion and reserved asparagus pieces; saute for 1 minute. With a slotted spoon remove vegetables to drain on paper toweling, reserve.
  • Whisk chopped parsley, salt and pepper into beaten eggs. Stir in cheese and reserved sauteed vegetables. Coat the inside of a heavy, non-stick -inch frying pan (with a cover) with softened butter. Pour egg mixture into pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, covered, until eggs are just firm, about 35 minutes. Remove cover; bake until top is lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Loosen the frittata, then cover pan with a large, warmed serving platter. Flip frying pan over onto platter. Cut frittata into 6 wedges; garnish each with 1 reserved asparagus spear. Divide wedges among 6 serving plates, then put a lemon wedge and a sprig of parsley on each plate.

Preparation Tip: Use a cheese planer or a potato peeler to shave cheese paper thin.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 247
  Calories from Fat 162 (66%)
(28%)Total Fat 18g
(35%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(116%)Cholesterol 349mg
(17%)Sodium 420mg
(10%)Potassium 338mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(29%)Protein 14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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