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Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Frittata

Spring asparagus, shallots and Swiss cheese is a delicious combination in this slimmed down frittata which is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

This is really filling, and the leftovers for perfect for lunch or breakfast the next day. Fritattas are also great if you’re watching your carbs, and they are so inexpensive to make. I love having a Fritatta for Meatless Mondays with salad on the side.

Whenever asparagus is in season, I buy it and steam it right away to use for quick recipes throughout the week. It’s great to add to eggs, salads, served chilled with a simple Dijon Vinaigrette[1] or even to add to paninis (LOVE this asparagus prosciutto panini[2])!

Asparagus is loaded with nutrients, it’s a great source of fiber, vitamin A and C, and it’s packed with antioxidants, which makes it a super star in my book!



Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Frittata

Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Size: 1/4 of frittata Old Points: 4 pts Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 226 • Fat: 11 g Carb: 13 g Fiber: 3.5 g Protein: 21 g Sugar: 0 g  
Sodium: 276 (without added salt) • Cholest: 161.9

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb asparagus, tough ends trimmed off
  • 1/2 cup shallots, chopped
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp 1% milk
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated Pecorino Romano
  • 3 oz reduced fat Swiss cheese (I used Sargento)
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

Ingredients:

Steam asparagus crisp and tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Thinly slice on the diagonal into 1/2-inch pieces.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Heat
butter in a 10-inch oven safe skillet over medium heat. Stir in shallots and saute until golden, about 4-5 minutes. Add steamed asparagus, salt and pepper.

In a medium bowl whisk eggs, egg whites, grated cheese, milk, salt, and pepper. Add the swiss cheese and mix well.

Add
eggs to the skillet making sure eggs cover the asparagus. Cook on medium for about 4 minutes, until the edges begin to set. Move the skillet to oven. Cook about 16 to 18 minutes, or until frittata is completely cooked. Serve hot, cut into 4 to 6 equal wedges.

References

  1. ^ a simple Dijon Vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ asparagus prosciutto panini (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

I love the combination of this simple salad of asparagus, hard boiled egg and bacon tossed with a Dijon vinaigrette – it has Spring written all over it!

I’ve been dying for this salad all week. Asparagus and eggs are a match made in heaven, but not just for breakfast, it’s great for lunch too! I always keep hard boiled eggs on hand in my fridge to use throughout the week, therefore this salad came together in less than 10 minutes. It’s perfect to pack for lunch, and you can easily double or multiply the recipe to feed more. It’s also very inexpensive to make, low-carb, high in protein and fiber and perfect for gluten-free and Paleo diets.

Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 1  Serving Size: 1 salad • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 219 • Fat: 13 g • Protein: 16 g • Carb: 11 g • Fiber: 5 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 306 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 1 large hard boiled egg, peeled and sliced
  • 1 2/3 cups chopped asparagus
  • 2 slices cooked and crumbled center cut bacon
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • pinch salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the asparagus and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until tender yet firm. Drain and run under cold water to stop it from cooking further. Set aside.

In a small bowl mix the Dijon, oil, vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Arrange the asparagus on a plate, top with egg and bacon and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette

Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette

by Pam on January 21, 2013

Hi! It feels like it has been such a long time since I last posted a recipe. I have had a hard time resting my back and not doing the things I love, such as taking pictures of my food and making new recipes. I decided to give it a try this weekend by making something super quick and simple. I made a lovely salad and wanted a sweet yet tangy vinaigrette to go with it. I threw some ingredients together and I loved how this vinaigrette turned out. It was sweet and tangy and it paired perfectly with the salad I served it with (the salad will post tomorrow).

Unfortunately, working with my lighting equipment and leaning forward to get good angles of the food was causing me a lot of pain – so much so that I had to have my husband finish shooting some of the photos. I am so sick of being in pain and I am frustrated that the healing process is moving so slowly.  I don’t know when I will be back to full-time posting but I hope it’s soon. Thank you for being patient! A huge thank you to my family who have really been amazing and so very helpful during this trying time!!

Combine the oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, honey, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes prior to serving it with a salad so the flavors have time to mingle.

Side Note: My balsamic vinegar is very sweet so I used just a touch of honey and sugar. If your balsamic isn’t as sweet, you may want to add a touch more sweetness to your vinaigrette.



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Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette




Yield: 6

Prep Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 35 min. (30 minutes for the flavors to mingle)



Ingredients:

1/4 cup of canola oil
1 1/2 – 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp honey
1/4 tsp sugar
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine the oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, honey, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes prior to serving it with a salad so the flavors have time to mingle.

Side Note: My balsamic vinegar is very sweet so I used just a touch of honey and sugar. If your balsamic isn’t as sweet, you may want to add a touch more sweetness to your vinaigrette.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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