Dark leafy green vegetables are high in fiber and a excellent source of folic acids, which help the body produce and maintain healthy cells.
Leafy greens are also a excellent source of iron and calcium, which help maintain strong bone and promote good eye health. Swiss chard along with spinach, has one of the highest sources of essential minerals. Swiss chard also contains a healthy source of antioxidants.
Frittata with mixed Greens
Pre-heat to 350 deg F,
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
2 Table spoons olive oil
1 Medium red onion finely diced
Pinch of red pepper flakes
1 pound mixed greens (spinach, kale, Swiss chard)
10 large eggs
2 Table spoon red wine vinegar
8 Ounces partly skimmed ricotta
pinch of salt, pinch of pepper
2 Table spoons grated parmesan cheese
Method: In large skillet heat 1 table spoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft approx. 4 minutes. Add pepper flakes and half of greens, cook until wilted about 5 minutes. Place sautéed greens in colander, repeat with remaining greens. Cool slightly and squeeze dry, place in bowl. In large bowl whisk together eggs, parmesan, salt and pepper until smooth. Add to the bowl of greens, vinegar and ricotta, stir to combine than fold greens into egg mixture. In skillet heat 1 table spoon of olive oil over medium heat. Pour egg mixture into pan and cook until sides are set, about 5 minutes. Transfer to oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove from oven onto serving platter, serve with Pesto sauce.
To make Pesto Sauce : Ingredients
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1 clove of garlic
1 table spoon pine nuts
Method: Combine basil, parsley, mint leaves, garlic pine nuts in food processor until coarsely chopped. With processor on the slowest setting add oil, salt and pepper. Serve with Frittata eggs and dark leafy vegetable green