Asparagus, Tomato, and Arugula Frittata

I spent this past week in Oregon on an exercise with my unit. Since we had long hours and were in the middle of nowhere, food options were limited to fast food or Dennys. I’m not really sure which is worse, but I definitely consumed more french fries in the past week than I had in the past 6 months combined and I felt so gross by the time I got home. I wanted and needed vegetables in the worst way. Fortunately, DB and I took the Bear for a visit to a local farm right before I left and bought a bundle of asparagus. It managed to survive the week and was so delicious in what I would like to call my detox frittata. Vegetables are really they key here with the eggs and cheese serving more to bind it all together than play center stage. Feel free to play with whatever seasonal greens you have available, and add some bacon if you want something a bit heartier.



Asparagus, Tomato, and Arugula Frittata


(adapted from Simply Recipes)

  • 2T unsalted butter
  • 1/3C minced shallots (1 med shallot, or half a medium onion)
  • 1/2t fine grain sea salt
  • 1/4t coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 lb asparagus, tough ends snapped off, spears cut  into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cored and diced
  • 1 big handful of arugula (about 1-1/2 C)
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1C shredded Gruyere cheese (or cheese of choice)

– Heat butter into a 10-inch oven-proof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until soft and translucent. Add asparagus, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, arugula, salt and pepper. Stir until arugula is wilted and all ingredients are evenly mixed, about 2-3 minutes

 Pour in eggs and cook until almost set, but still runny on top, about 2 minutes.

 Sprinkle cheese over eggs and put in oven under broiler until cheese is melted and browned, about 4-6 minutes. Carefully remove from oven, and remove frittata from frying pan. Cut into 4 wedges and serve immediately.

Serves 4