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Vegetable Frittata Recipe

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Vegetarian Frittata

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Vegetable Frittata makes a super-quick, delicious supper dish as in this recipe for a vegetable frittata. It may not be a classic British food but it is one that is much-loved here.

Frittata can be eaten warm with a side salad, or left to cool and makes a great lunch-box treat or for sliced for picnics and parties.

For a Frittata you can use any cooked vegetables you have to hand or to use up which makes it a surprisingly cheap dish. My favorites are cold diced potato, peppers, courgettes (zucchini), and shredded leeks. The frittata is your palette to create whatever flavors you like.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 9 oz/ 250g mixed, diced, cooked vegetables of your choice
  • 1 cup cavolo nero or spring cabbage, shredded
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 oz/ 125g soft goats' cheese, crumbled
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a 9 in/23cm frying pan and cook the onion on a low heat for about 5 minutes until soft. Add the garlic, stir, then add the cooked vegetables and cabbage. Cook for a further 2 mins.
  • Season the beaten eggs with a twist of black pepper and a little salt, tip the eggs into the cooked vegetables in the frying pan and stir. Add the parsley and stir well.
  • Turn the heat down to low and cook until the sides and center of the omlette is barely set. Turn the frittata onto a large plate, then transfer back to the frying pan uncooked side down.
  • Sprinkle the goats cheese over and cook for a further 5 minutes (alternatively transfer the frittata to the grill and cook for 10 minutes) or until the frittata is golden and firm.
  • Remove from the heat, and leave to cool slightly. Cut into wedges and serve with a green salad.

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