A warming and balanced fall flavoured dish with delicata squash, greens and halloumi. A Frittata, at its essence, is an open-faced omelette.
I used a lovely goat halloumi cheese made by the talented artisans at Coppertail Farm ~ what a treat to buy a locally made halloumi!
High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.
Ingredients are naturally rich in essential minerals. Salty taste in botanicals like parsley, nettles, seaweeds indicates the plants have a high mineral content.
Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.
Recipes with protein-rich ingredients. Examples of high protein foods include; eggs, meat, fish, seafood, poultry, dairy, quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.
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Delicata & Halloumi Frittata
WASH, deseed + thinly slice delicata squash into ½ moons – about 2 cups or a big handful.
MEDIUM LOW HEAT an ovenproof nonstick frying pan or skillet. ADD squash slices + ½ cup water, put a lid on and cook 2-3 mins. You are pan steaming the squash. Stir every minute to make sure your squash doesn’t burn; you want to soften it but not brown.
ONCE delicata is beginning to soften, and water has evaporated, add olive oil, kale & parsley. Sauté 2 mins stirring often.
CRACK eggs into a bowl, add salt + pepper, whisk well.
POUR EGGS evenly into frypan. Scatter over cubed halloumi.
Cook on low 2-3 mins – TURN on broiler | oven grill to heat.
PLACE FRYING PAN under the broiler | oven grill and cook for 2-3 mins. Check after 2mins; eggs should be set = firm to touch & lightly golden on top and halloumi softening and lightly golden.
SWAP HALLOUMI for feta, mozzarella or any cheese you like ~ amount + cook time will vary.
SWAP KALE for swiss chard, spinach, chicory, chenopodium – good king henry, Asian greens, dandelion greens.
HERBS use chives, garlic chives, parsley, a small amount of thyme, marjoram.
DAIRY-FREE – swap Halloumi for a plant-based cheese.
EGGS I portion 2 eggs per serving and use up to 8 eggs per frittata – the more eggs, the bigger the skillet! BUY pasture-raised eggs and support your local farmer if you can!