Leek and Asparagus Frittata
with strawberry lime smoothie
Smarts: If you want to change up the vegetables, zucchini or green beans would be great instead of the asparagus.
- Leeks - 1, chopped
- Asparagus - 1 bunch, chopped
- Eggs - 8
- Salt - 3/4 tsp
- Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Strawberries, fresh or frozen - 8 oz
- Bananas - 1
- Coconut milk, light - 1 cup
- Ice - 1 1/2 cups
- Lime juice - 2 tsp
- Leeks / Asparagus - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Make smoothie - Combine strawberries, bananas, coconut milk, ice, and lime juice in a blender. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed to help it blend.
- Eggs - Whisk together eggs, salt, and black pepper.
- Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
- While oven heats, heat a 10.5” to 12” (26 cm to 30 cm) oven-safe skillet with oil over medium heat. Add leeks and saute until very tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Add asparagus to leeks and continue cooking until asparagus is tender, 3 to 5 minutes more (depending on thickness of asparagus spears). Season leeks and asparagus with some salt.
- Pour eggs over vegetables and stir to combine everything.
- Transfer frittata to oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. (Frittata is done when eggs are set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.)
- Slice frittata into wedges. Enjoy with smoothie on the side.
Subbed zucchini for asparagus and added cheese, turned out great!1 Helpful
I didn't bother with making the smoothie. But I also appreciate this as a way to use up the extra buns! And it was delicious.0 Helpful
I thought this was great! The asparagus texture was definitely weird leftover, but it was alright. However, I will never understand why smoothies are listed as sides on here...we didn't want strawberry banana lime whatever with this very savory dish! Maybe a side salad would be a better side next time vs. a totally unrelated smoothie?0 Helpful
This turned out pretty well overall. After reading some comments about the dish being bland, I made sure to season the vegetables while cooking, and added some garlic powder and red pepper flakes to the egg mix. I really liked the combination of vegetables and feta in this. The only issue I had was that the egg mixture didn’t have time to soak all the way into the bread. When I’ve made stratas in the past I’ve let the egg mixture soak in overnight, so I’ll try preparing this ahead of time when I make it again.0 Helpful
Very good and LOVED that it used up old buns. I always end up throwing some away when we have burger or hot dog buns! Skipped the peas, added crumbled bacon a little garlic powder and Italian seasoning. We love smoothies as a side too! I add some spinach to sneak more veggies into the kids (and the adults).0 Helpful
Genius to use hamburger buns in this dish. I feel extra proud of myself when I use up my leftover bakery buns from the freezer. Added ground sausage for the hubby and had to sub onions for leeks. Omittedn peas. Tastes better the next day.0 Helpful
Not my favorite frittata but still good!0 Helpful