Monday, 7 September 2015

Fully Loaded Vegetable Frittata with British Lion Eggs

Eggs are an absolute mainstay of my shopping list and have a multitude of uses in the kitchen. Breakfast, baking, pastry, pasta, souffle, ice cream, custard, sauces, main meals and much more. Egg mayo is undoubtedly my favourite sandwich filling and with eggs on hand you can always whip up a quick and nutritious meal in minutes. What’s more eggs are a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals and keep you feeling fuller for longer. For me it has to be Free Range and for the highest standards of food safety look out for the red British Lion mark on your eggs. 


Vegetarian Recipe - Fully Loaded Vegetable Frittata with British Lion Eggs




Since its introduction in 1998, the British Lion scheme has been successful in effectively eliminating salmonella in British eggs. The British Lion mark means that the eggs have been laid by hens vaccinated against salmonella. For further information and lots of exciting (eggciting?!) recipes head over to www.eggrecipes.co.uk





Today I'm sharing a fantastic Frittata recipe from vlogger Barry Lewis of My Virgin Kitchen. I've never made anything like this before without using a carb such as potatoes or pasta and the inclusion of avocado was totally new on me. It certainly was fully loaded and the amount of veggies meant you really didn't miss the carbs. The avocado worked really well as did cooking it in a flan dish in the oven as opposed to a frying pan on the hob and finished under the grill. I greased my flan dish before pouring in the mix and the slices came out perfectly. It was also great served cold the following day and would make perfect picnic food. 

Vegetarian Recipe - Fully Loaded Vegetable Frittata with British Lion Eggs
Vegetarian Recipe - Fully Loaded Vegetable Frittata with British Lion Eggs

FULLY LOADED VEGETABLE FRITTATA

Ingredients
8 British Lion eggs
8 cherry tomatoes, sliced
6 button mushrooms, sliced
Handful fresh spinach
4 tbsp sweetcorn
1/2 courgette, sliced
3 spring onions, sliced
1 pepper, sliced roughly
1 avocado, peeled and chopped in chunks
Handful fresh parsley
Large handful grated extra mature cheddar cheese (use extra cheese if you wish to top up before baking)
To serve: sweet chilli sauce, side salad

Method - see video


For further vegetarian main meal egg inspiration take a look at these fab recipes from fellow food bloggers.

Rainbow Chard Souffle by Fab Food 4 All
Spicy Tiffin Eggs by Tinned Tomatoes
Egg Curry by Coffee & Vanilla
Full English Breakfast Baked Eggs by Amuse Your Bouche
Easy Vegetable Crustless Quiche by Family Friends Food
Pea, Caramelised Onion & Feta Quiche by Nadias Healthy Kitchen


Vegetarian Recipe - Fully Loaded Vegetable Frittata with British Lion Eggs

Disclosure - This is a sponsored post for British Lion Eggs. All views expressed are my own.


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25 comments :

  1. Gorgeous photos Claire! I really fancy having a go at this - Just hope my girls would eat a frittata

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    1. My daughter turned up her nose at it and pretty much ate only the egg and sweetcorn. Her friend ate it all as did my son. You can only but try!

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  2. I love a good frittata, and really like the idea of putting avocado in this one.

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    1. The avocado works amazingly well, such a fantastic creamy texture.

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  3. Love the frittata and what a card Barry Lewis is:-)

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    1. I'm afraid I'd absolutely no idea who he was but it turns out that my 13 year old son is a huge fan of his channel!

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  4. That sounds amazing Claire!! And thank you for mentioning my egg curry.

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    1. I've seen quite a few egg curry recipes now and I really should give one a try.

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  5. Fab recipe, what a great idea - I wouldn't have thought of cooking a tortilla in a dish in the oven but makes lots of sense! Thanks for linking to my Spanish Tortilla.

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    1. Neither had I but it makes such good sense and no worries about it sticking to the bottom of the frying pan or burning under the grill.

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  6. Amazing! I love spinach and mushroom but never thought to add avocado and courgette too. Love recipes that secretly give me my 5 a day xx

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    1. This recipe really does pack the veggies in. The avocado is a genius addition.

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  7. Now that sounds super delicious. Like you. I've never made anything quite like this before, but I could see how well it would work. Thanks for linking to my quiche.

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    1. Its a much less stressful procedure than doing it in a pan. I'm a convert from now on.

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  8. Looks fab, except the avocado! Am I the only person who thinks cooked avocado is weird and wrong?! I'll take the fritatta without the avo, but have a few slices RAW on the side, I think. Mmmmm.

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    1. I love cooked avocado, especially on the BBQ in kebabs. We're going to have to agree to disagree on this one!

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  9. What a fabulous veg-packed family supper you've created... we love a frittata and you've reminded me that i've not made one for AGES! Thanks for entering into this month's round of #ExtraVeg xxx

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    1. Its such a quick and easy dish to make, and perfect for using up leftovers in the fridge!

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  10. Looks absolutely delicious Claire :D I love how it's packed full of fresh veggies :)

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    1. I couldn't quite believe that all the veggies were going to fit in the dish when I started preparing them!

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  11. I love a good frittata and this one looks so delicious. Having 3 chickens we always have a lot of eggs and if we have a lot that need using this is my go to meal. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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    1. I am very jealous of you having your own chickens. So much better than shop bought eggs.

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  12. I am intrigued by the avocado in this one, I am addicted to them, but usually eat as a side, or squished on toast. thanks for sharing with #extraveg

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    1. It really does work - I promise! The texture when cooked is amazing.

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  13. I'm definitely going to try this recipe, thank you for sharing x

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