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Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan

I used garden zucchini, green peppers, and chives for this Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan, but use any veggies you’re getting from the garden for this easy breakfast that’s low-carb, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly!

Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.comI have a good crop of zucchini, and recently used some in this Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan. What’s better better than cooking with ingredients from your garden, and this was an example of how delicious a simple recipe can be when it’s made with the freshest ingredients. I was a slow adopter for chives, but they added some great flavor here.

Since I used zucchini, green pepper, and chives from my garden, this seemed like a perfect entry for Grow Your Own, which is celebrating the one year anniversary this month! Grow Your Own is sponsored by Andrea’s Recipes, and also hosted by Andrea for the Anniversary edition. I really enjoyed meeting Andrea at the BlogHer conference this July. If you’d like to help her celebrate the anniversary, here are details about how to enter.

Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com

I started the frittata by sauteeing some chopped zucchini, green bell pepper, and onion in a little olive oil, seasoned with Spike Seasoning.

Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.comWhen the veggies were partially cooked, I added the chives and let them cook for just a minute.

Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.comThen I poured in beaten eggs and cooked about 5 minutes. (You can lift up the edge and let the uncooked egg run under the cooked part, but I usually don’t bother.)

Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com

Then I sprinkled the top of the partly-set eggs with good quality parmesan cheese, covered and cooked about 5 minutes more.

Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com

Since I have a pan with a heat-proof handle, and a great gas broiler that seems made for this use, I always like to put the frittata under the broiler and brown the top, but this is completely optional.

Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan
(Makes 6 servings, recipe created by Kalyn)

Ingredients:
8 eggs, well beaten
1 T olive oil (more or less, depending on your pan)
3 cups chopped garden veggies (I used zucchini, green bell pepper, and about 1/2 an onion)
1 tsp. Spike Seasoning (or use any seasoning mix that goes well with vegetables)
Fresh ground pepper to taste
2 T chopped chives, plus more for garnish if desired
1/2 cup (not packed) coarsely grated parmesan cheese

Instructions:
Preheat broiler if you’re planning to brown the top of the frittata.

Heat olive oil in pan, then add chopped zucchini, green bell pepper, and onion. Season vegetables with Spike Seasoning and black pepper and cook about 5 minutes, until just starting to soften. Add 2 T chives and cook about 1 minute more.

Pour in eggs, lower heat and cook 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, cover pan, and cook 5-7 minutes more, or until eggs are set and frittata is slightly puffed up. If you want to brown the top, place frittata under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, turning as needed, until top is lightly browned.

Serve hot, sprinkled with chopped chives if desired.

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South Beach Diet / Low-Carb Diet Suggestions:

All the ingredients in this dish are perfect for any phase of the South Beach Diet or any type of low-carb eating plan.

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Nutritional Information?

I chose the South Beach Diet to manage my weight partly so I wouldn’t have to count calories, carbs, points, or fat grams, but if you want nutritional information for a recipe, I recommend entering the recipe into Calorie Count, which will calculate it for you. Or if you’re a member of Yummly, you can use the Yum button on my site to save the recipe and see the nutritional information there.

More Delicious Frittatas with Vegetables:
(Recipes from other blogs may not always be South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)

Mushroom-Lover’s Frittata with Spinach and Cheese ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Zucchini and Fennel Frittata ~ What’s For Lunch Honey

Artichoke Rosemary Frittata ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Frittata with Tuscan Kale from Lucullian Delights

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21 comments on “Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan”

  1. Wonderful! This looks like a taste of summer, even though Fall is around the corner…

  2. Hi Kalyn!
    I made this frittata and blogged about it here (and, of course, linked back to your site). It was absolutely wonderful!

  3. This would be a wonderful breakfast or a light dinner. My hubby adores any pepper/egg combo, so I’ll give it a try.
    I think I’ll add some feta to it, though.

  4. I love frittatas. They are the perfect way to use of veggies. Growing your own even better. I recently moved ( to Brooklyn(, so all I have room for is an herb garden. But I can’t wait to use them in my dishes.

  5. loving this recipe very much! i cant wait to give it a try 🙂

    i wonder if i can do the browning on top too hehe

  6. I’m getting buried under my zucchini crop all of a sudden and a frittata sounds great. I will try it. I get my eggs from my friend up the street. She has a ton of chickens and she doesn’t eat eggs. Go figure.

  7. The frittata looks delicious. You made me crave for one. I never used zucchinis. (that i love) I must try this

  8. Mmmm…yummy! Love frittata! And it’s the perfect combo of good protein with veggies.

  9. This looks wonderful. A great light summer meal.

  10. Looks good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

  11. That looks like a perfect use for more of my zucchini!

    Mary, one of your Blogher friends…

  12. What a great combination! My husband likes omelets and frittatas with lots of vegetables, and I predict this will become a regular for us. Welcome to Grow Your Own!

  13. Looks delicious….and a very unique use of zucchini 🙂

  14. I can’t remember what my go-to dinner was before I learned to make frittatas! Even when there’s nothing much in the house, I can pick some herbs from the garden, whip up a few eggs, throw in any type of cheese, and come up with an amazing light dinner.

  15. I really enjoy frittatas. This is a perfect recipe. A must try.

  16. We love ALL breakfast! this will be printed! 😉

  17. looks yummmy. perfect sunday brunch

  18. I have never tried zucchini this way, Kalyn – it looks so delicious!

  19. That looks wonderful!
    I am so missing my garden this year…Sigh….

  20. Wow lookg gr8 and sounds healthy

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