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Frittata with Leafy Greens

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

This Frittata with Leafy Greens is a great way to eat greens. Eggs and dark greens are made for each other. Unlike thicker, baked frittatas, this is made more like a crepe. It uses...


  • 1 bunch leafy greens (spinach, chard, kale, dandelion, or collard)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chives , chopped (garlic chives give extra flavor if you can find them)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large shallots, peeled, chopped and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
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Nutrition Facts


159 cals


10 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

6 g


12 g


5 g


3 g


7 g


459 mg


  1. Strip the tender greens from any tough stalks. If using chard, dice and reserve the stems. Wash the greens well. Place in a large pan with the water that clings to their leaves. Sprinkle with a little salt. Steam until the leaves have wilted down and are tender. Drain and squeeze out any excess moisture. Coarsely chop and set aside.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl with salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of water. Stir in the chopped chives, if using. Set aside.
  3. In a large frying pan, slowly sauté the shallots in oil until they are caramelized and a rich gold color, 5-8 minutes over a medium-low heat.
  4. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the cooked greens to the shallots. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add the parsley and sauté to mix.
  5. Tip the greens into the egg mixture and mix well, then pour everything back into the frying pan. Smooth with a spatula to form a thin, crepe-like frittata. Cook until the frittata is half set and browned where it touches the pan. Carefully slide it onto plate, cooked side down.
  6. Wipe the pan out with a piece of oiled paper towel. With your hand under the plate, lay the frying pan over the frittata. Flip the plate and pan together to transfer the uncooked side of frittata back into the frying pan. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until set. Slip the frittata onto a serving platter and serve in wedges with a crisp salad.

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