Frittatas are just about one of the easiest, nutrient-dense meals you can make....and they can be whipped up in minutes! Serve a frittata for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I frequently make frittatas to use up the odd bits of leftovers or random veggies in the fridge. I love using leftover salmon and roasted potatoes in a frittata. Green onions, chives, sausages, red bell peppers, yellow or red onions, olives, zucchini, basil, and broccoli are also wonderful ingredients to add to your frittata!
A frittata is made by first sautéing some vegetables in a little butter or olive oil in a 10-inch cast iron skillet, then you add 8 to 10 whisked eggs (sometimes grated cheese too) and pop the whole pan in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. It will puff up as it bakes, then fall as it cools. Cut your frittata into wedges and serve with a salad. So easy!
This frittata recipe uses some in-season spring vegetables, plus fresh tarragon to create a complex-flavored meal that will remind you of French cuisine! Asparagus and tarragon pair so well together! Yum! Serve it for Mother's day brunch with a salad and some sparkling mineral water.
If you or a family member cannot tolerate eggs then I would suggest baking a salmon fillet and serving it with a salad for Mother's day brunch. Salmon for brunch is a great egg-free option!
Asparagus, Leek, and Mushroom Frittata
Serve this nourishing frittata with an arugula and strawberry salad. I like to make a quick dressing using equal parts of freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil, plus a few cloves of crushed garlic, and some freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to season it. If you tolerate dairy products then I would suggest adding in a sharp flavored cheese such as gruyere, or a raw sharp cheddar.
- 1 tablespoon organic butter or extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large leek, sliced (white part only)
- 6 to 8 white button mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 to 3/4 bunch fresh asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 1 to 2-inch pieces
- 8 to 10 large organic eggs, whisked
- 1/2 to 1 cup grated organic cheese (optional)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, finely chopped