Spring is almost here, which means asparagus and artichokes will be making an appearance, and what better way to use them than in this lovely Spring Frittata with Seeded Avocado?! It’s one of my favorites seasonal breakfast dishes.
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WHAT IS A FRITTATA?
Basically, it’s like an omelette and a quiche got busy and made a tender little breakfast baby. If that isn’t clear enough for you, you start a frittata on the stove (like an omelette) and finish it in the oven (like a quiche)! The beauty of the frittata is that you can pretty much use whatever veggies you have on hand. For this spring version, we use caramelized shallots, asparagus spears, and artichoke hearts. And if you love some extra creaminess you can toss in some feta, gruyere or parmesan.
THAT SEEDED AVOCADO:
To garnish with a seeded avocado, simply peel half an avocado, brush with a little olive or avocado oil, gently press into chia and/or sunflower seeds, slice and eat! You can make this cozy meal in two small pans or one medium size pan for sharing. Learn to slice an avocado like a pro here.
DON’T WASTE THE EXTRA ARTICHOKE HEARTS!
THE RECIPE: SPRING FRITTATA WITH SEEDED AVOCADO
Tips and what you need: I offer this recipe with a Paleo/Whole30 and Keto option. You can use two small skillets, or one medium sized skillet. A good knife is always a must, and for this recipe I love pink Himalayan sea salt!
A quick and easy seasonal breakfast! I offer a Paleo/Whole 30 option for my dairy free couples and keto option for my dairy lovers...
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil butter or ghee
- 1 large shallot peeled and sliced
- 8 asparagus spears trimmed and cut into 2" pieces
- 6 artichoke hearts packed in water (drained of water and chopped)
- 6 eggs whisked
- 1/4 -1/2 cup parmesan, feta, our gruyere (whole30 please omit)
- sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1 ripe avocado peeled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons chia and/or sunflower seeds, optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prep all ingredients and set aside
Place pan(s) on high heat for 60 seconds
Add enough olive oil, butter or ghee to generously coat bottom of pan(s)
When oil is hot, add shallots to pan and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally (turn heat to medium when necessary)
Add asparagus spears and artichoke hearts and cook for three minutes, stirring here and there
Crack eggs into a bowl. Add a pinch of sea salt and a few turns of black pepper to eggs, whisk. Add eggs to pan(s), evenly covering vegetables, cover with lid, turn heat to low and cook for two minutes. Transfer pan(s) to oven and cook for 3-4 minutes or just until the center of eggs is set. If using a single pan it may take a little longer than if using two smaller pans
While eggs cook, cut avocado in half, remove pit. Gently peel off the skin, brush lightly with olive oil and gently press avocado into seeds (if using) then slice
When eggs are done, remove from oven, garnish with avocado, serve
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