Hey, there wonderful people!
I am forever on a quest to eat healthily, but sometimes the thought of having another salad is just not appetizing. Sometimes I just want something more, something different, and something easy yet satisfying. My first thought is a sandwich… but when I need to avoid bread (or simply do not have any in the house) a good frittata or crustless quiche is the winning recipe! This one a GREAT breakfast, lunch or dinner dish! With the saltiness from the feta, vinegary deliciousness of the olives and a healthy punch of the spinach, each bite is a flavour bomb!
You can make this as a frittata with all the cooking done in 1 pan OR as a crustless quiche in a pie dish! Whichever you prefer.
Some info about some of the ingredients: I use frozen spinach because you usually need to buy a lot more fresh spinach as it shrinks when it is cooked, AND because I read an article that said frozen spinach contains more of its natural vitamins and minerals than the fresh spinach. But both work, so it is all about preference. I have also used sheep’s feta for this recipe as it brings in a sharper flavour against the spinach which I quite like. But I have made this with normal feta which is just as good!
The great thing about this recipe is that it is super adaptable – so feel free to change the type of cheese, use bitter olives if you wish, perhaps add some cherry tomatoes? Have fun with it and make it your own 🙂
Spinach, Feta and Olive Frittata
When you're hungry and need something a bit more than a salad, then this frittata/quiche is perfect! Packed with flavour, easy to make AND healthy! What are you waiting for?
- 8 Eggs
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 250 g Thawed frozen Spinach You can use more if you would like
- 1 Onion Red or Brown, thinly sliced
- 50 g Feta Whichever you prefer
- 1/3 cup Kalamata olives Pitted and halved
- 1 tbsp Olive oil/Coconut oil
- 1 Garlic clove Minced
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Dried Coriander
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp Dried Thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
*sometimes I like mine extra cheesy, so I add half a cup of grated white Gouda or mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and cayenne pepper.
*If you are adding extra cheese, add it in to this mixture.
In a medium sized, non-stick frying pan heat up the oil at a medium heat. Add in the garlic and onions and fry until soft and starting to colour.
Add in the spinach, paprika and coriander. Fry until the flavours are combined and fragrant (4 or 5 min).
Add in the egg mixture and stir until the spinach and egg mixture are combined. Add salt and pepper.
*If you would like to make this into a crustless quiche instead, then add the spinach mixture to the egg mixture instead. Mix it and then pour it into a greased quiche dish.
Top the frittata/quiche with the feta, olives and thyme.
Place into the oven and cook until the frittata is firm and golden brown (you may need to use the grill at the end to get a good crust on top).
Serve with a delicious tomato and cucumber salad or eat as it is. Enjoy 🙂
I hope you like it 🙂
All my food love!