Egg White Frittata with Tomatoes, Spinach, Mushrooms and Goat Cheese
Chef Heather Terhune, Atwood Cafe, Chicago
Have breakfast with mushrooms! This quick vegetarian frittata makes for a delicious and nutritious start to the day.
Yield: 6 portions
Serving size: 1/6 of frittata
9 each Large egg whites (about nine ounces)
2 oz creamy goat cheese
1 tbs fresh basil, chopped
0 Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 cups (packed) spinach leaves, torn into 1-inch pieces
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
2 cups (sliced) mixed mushrooms (crimini, oyster, white)
1.5 tsp Olive oil
1 each red onion, diced
Heat the oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and mushrooms; sauté until golden. Add the tomatoes; sauté until tender. Add the spinach; stir just until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
Whisk the egg whites, and salt and pepper to taste until frothy. Pour the egg mixture over the hot vegetables in the skillet; stir gently to combine. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook without stirring until the eggs are set on the bottom, about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the cheese over the frittata. Broil until the cheese melts and the top is set, 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with chopped basil.
Calories: 80; Total Fat: 3.5g; Saturated Fat: 1.5g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 130mg; Protein: 9g; Carbohydrates: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 1g