Asparagus and Tomato Frittata with Havarti and Dill
This Asparagus and Tomato Frittata with Havarti and Dill is a great breakfast for spring when asparagus starts to go on sale, and this tasty frittata is low-carb, gluten-free, meatless, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
The the abundance of low-priced asparagus in the market is what inspired me to make Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Ham, and it was that same bargain asparagus that inspired this Asparagus and Tomato Frittata with Havarti and Dill. Even though cherry tomatoes aren’t necessarily a spring food, the asparagus and dill flavors in this made me think of spring, and this is another dish that I think would be great for an Easter or Mother’s Day brunch if you’re cooking for a small group. Asparagus and Tomato Frittata would also make a great weekend breakfast any time you have a little bit of leftover asparagus and some cherry tomatoes.
If you’ve never made a frittata, it’s basically an omelet that’s not flipped, and often frittatas are browned a little under the broiler once the eggs are set. Be super careful when you’re browning the frittata, because it only takes a minute or two and it can go from golden brown to dark brown in a flash! If you like the ingredients here, I bet you’ll enjoy this for an easy breakfast. Use any white cheese that melts well if you don’t have Havarti Cheese, but I thought the Havarti was delicious melted in this frittata!
(I first made this recipe in 2010 and it had photos that may not have inspired you to make it, so the photos are being updated in April 2018!)
Trim the woody ends of the asparagus and cut it into small pieces. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch heavy frying pan, then add asparagus and cook 3-4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and dried dill and cook 1-2 minutes more. Pour the beaten egg over the asparagus/tomato mixture, then sprinkle the cheese over. (Start to preheat the broiler at this point.) Cover the frittata and cook on low about 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the cheese looks melted.
Then put the frittata under the broiler and brown for a few minutes. Watch it carefully!
Serve hot, with green onions for garnish if desired.
More Ideas with Asparagus and Eggs:
Baked Eggs and Asparagus with Parmesan</> ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Turkey Sausage and Asparagus Quiche ~ Rachel Cooks
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Asparagus and Goat Cheese ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Sausage, Egg, and Asparagus Pizza ~ The Perfect Pantry
Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Goat Cheese ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Asparagus and Feta Crustless Quiche ~ Cookin’ Canuck
Asparagus and Tomato Frittata with Havarti and Dill
When asparagus goes on sale in the spring, This Asparagus and Tomato Frittata with Havarti and Dill is a perfect thing to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
- 6-8 oz. fresh asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into small pieces
- 2-3 tsp. olive oil (or maybe a little more, depending on your pan)
- 2/3 cup diced cherry tomatoes
- 1 tsp. dried dill weed or (2 tsp. minced fresh dill)
- 4 oz. Havarti cheese, cut into small cubes (or use any type of mild white cheese that melts well)
- 6 eggs, beaten well
- Spike seasoning and Vege-Sal to taste for seasoning eggs (Season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper or all-purpose seasoning of your choice if you don’t have Spike.)
- sliced green onions for garnish (optional, but good)
- Cut off the woody ends of the asparagus spears, then cut asparagus into pieces about 1 1/2 inches long.
- Heat oil in heavy frying pan over medium-high heat, add asparagus and cook 3-4 minutes.
- While asparagus cooks, dice the cherry tomatoes into halves (or fourths if they’re large) and dice the cheese into small pieces.
- After asparagus has cooked for 3-4 minutes, add the cherry tomatoes and dill weed and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
- Break eggs into a bowl and beat well. >
- When tomatoes have cooked for 2 minutes, pour eggs over, season with Spike Seasoning and Vege-Sal (or salt and fresh ground black pepper), then sprinkle cheese over the top. (There will be some pieces of asparagus and tomatoes poking up at this point, but the frittata will puff up more as it cooks.)
- Start to preheat the broiler.
- Cover pan and cook on low heat about 8-10 minutes, or until eggs are set and the cheese is completely melted on the top.
- Put frittata under the broiler for a few minutes, checking carefully to see when it’s starting to get brown.
- When the top is browned to your liking, cut frittata into four wedges, garnish with sliced green onions, and serve hot.
This recipe created by Kalyn when she had cherry tomatoes and there was a good sale on asparagus at the market!All images and text ©
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Everything used in this recipe is a tasty low-carb ingredient, making this a good breakfast for any phase of the South Beach Diet or any other low-carb eating plan. If you’re strictly following the South Beach Diet recommendations for low-fat cheese you may wish to use something instead of Havarti to make this lower in fat.
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