Southwestern Vegetarian Frittata

31 Jan

It’s Frittata Friday! I ❤ alliteration.

Southwestern Vegetarian Frittata

Seems that many of my meals these days consist of vegetables, eggs and cheese. It’s a perfect combination of proteins, fiber, carbs and fat, and makes for a flavor combination that can be adjusted with ease. Frittatas, of course, are one of my favorite dishes to match this collection of ingredients. A few vegetables, a bunch of eggs, and a sprinkle of cheese equals a healthy, hearty and tasty meal that satisfies many cravings.

Southwestern Vegetarian Frittata

This southwestern frittata was thrown together on a whim. I originally wanted to make a sweet potato and kale version, but came home to find a lack of potatoes in the pantry. What I DID have were black beans, onions, peppers, tomatoes and chipotle cheese…hello, southwest! Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this dish comes together quickly and will no doubt fill you up. Add a bit of spice to turn up the heat, or follow the recipe below for a delight your mouth will enjoy.

Southwestern Vegetarian Frittata

Serves 4

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder (optional)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 7 eggs
  • 4 tbsp water
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp freshly shredded cheese (I used chipotle cheddar – use your favorite!)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion and pepper for 5-7 minutes, or until softened. Stir in the spices and black beans and cook another 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk eggs, water and salt & pepper together in a bowl.

Spread vegetables in an even layer within the skillet. Pour egg mixture on top. Let cook for 3 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top, and arrange halved tomatoes over that.

Transfer the skillet to the center of the oven and cook for 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Slice into 4 pieces, and serve with more cheese and/or plain non-fat Greek yogurt if desired. Enjoy!

Southwestern Vegetarian Frittata

My sister attacking the frittata.

Are there any ingredient combos that you use a lot? Let me know in the comments!


One Response to “Southwestern Vegetarian Frittata”


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