Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata: Sophisticated Brunch Fare

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Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata
Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata

I love eggs! In fact, I eat them every day. I buy organic or free range not only for ethical reasons, but because the flavour is superior. I usually just boil them and have them plain or add them to my salad and on some weekends, I’ll go all out and make sunny-side up eggs. So preparing a Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata is something special for me and a dish I would reserve for a special occasion, such as Easter or Mother’s Day brunch.

Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata is an elegant brunch option.
Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata is an elegant brunch option.

If you’re not a fan of steamed or cooked asparagus, try roasting it…roasting brings out a whole new flavour profile and roasting asparagus is no exception. In fact, I wouldn’t have made this frittata with cooked or steam asparagus because I find it can be quite chewy. For that reason, I roasted the asparagus at 425°F for 20 minutes before adding them to the egg mixture, just to give them that extra zing and flavour. Asparagus will be in season beginning in April in Canada so that means the price will be cheaper. I paid $2.69 for a bunch of asparagus at my local No Frills grocery store…not a bad price. Asparagus is a great source of folate, as well as Vitamins A, C and K.


Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata is bursting with flavour.
Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata is bursting with flavour.

I don’t drink cow’s milk and I know many people are lactose-intolerant so I have opted to use unsweetened almond milk in this recipe. If you prefer cow’s milk, go ahead and use it instead.

Let me know in the comments section if you make Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata.

Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata
Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata
Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata

Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata Adds Sophistication to Brunch: Recipe

Roasted Asparagus and Spinach Frittata recipe is easy to prepare for a special brunch or lunch.
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Brunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk I used unsweetened.
  • 4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 12 asparagus spears washed with stalks trimmed (1" from bottom)
  • 1 small tomato washed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach washed with stems trimmed and chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil washed with stems trimmed and chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Place asparagus spears on a pan and drizzle with 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
    Roast asparagus at 425F for 25 minutes.
  • Roast asparagus for 20 minutes until asparagus begins to carmelize. Remove from oven, let cool and then slice each spear into thirds.
  • Turn oven down to 350°F.
  • Whisk together eggs, and almond milk in a large bowl.
  • Place 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onions to saucepan and saute for 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Remove onion-garlic mixture from pan and stir into eggs and milk mixture.
  • Pour mixture into greased 8" x 10" casserole dish.
  • Add asparagus, spinach, and salt and pepper to casserole dish. Top with chopped fresh basil and tomato slices.
  • Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted into frittata comes out clean.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Wow! This looks really delicious. I wanted to incorporate more greens to our meals and this is just perfect. I believe the kids will like it because it looks like pizza. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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