Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Fresh Herb and Feta Frittata

omelette with swiss chard and feta cheese

Looking for a quick and light dinner? Last night I made a delicious and simple chard, chives, and feta fritata for me and my husband. I've also used swiss chard and substituted swiss cheese as a variation. If you don't like or have feta, then use any cheese. I also used many of the vegetables that I received from my CSA this week. I've decided that I need to cook or freeze my vegetables right or I run the risk of not having time to make them.

I never know what the week will bring. Many times on the weekend we eat out. Therefore, if I have the fresh produce in the refrigerator, it may end up going bad ( and I don't want that to happen) . Also everything is so fresh the first day.

bunch of green swiss chard
Swiss chard
Swiss chard sautéed in olive oil 
eggs and chives in skillet
added the Swiss chard and feta                  
The cucumbers and tomatoes were also  from the CSA 

Greens not only contain important vitamins, they also contain chlorophyl which helps the body detoxify. Greens are low calories and are an important part of a healthy diet. Swiss chard cooks very quickly and has a mild taste similar to spinach.

2 eggs beaten per person
1/2 cup cooked swiss chard per person 
1 tablespoon of chopped chives per person
1/4 cup of crumble feta cheese per person
1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil 
Pepper to taste ( the feta is salty)
olive oil or olive oil spray

Saute the chard in olive oil until limp. 
Mix eggs with pepper and chives. Add to a skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil on low heat. Allow to cook and begin to cover with sautéed chard, feta and basil. when it begin to firm up, flip the omelet to the other side until done. 

It was a very light dinner and I have to admit that I was a little hungry and not quite satisfied. I ended up eating some nuts as a snack about 1/2 hour after dinner. I should have added some avocado slices to the vegetable plate. My husband ate his with bread, so he was a little more satisfied.  

What did I get from my CSA this week? 

10 pounds of large juicy beefsteak  tomatoes
10 cucumbers
1 head of lettuce
1 bunch of swiss chard
2 onions
2 eggplants
2 yellow squash
a bowl of fresh basil
3 quarts of string beans 
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
2 pounds of cooking tomatoes
a large bouquet of zinnias
1 container of blackberries for an extra $3.00

Do you belong to a CSA ? What did you get this week?

I stopped eating grain after reading these books. 
Good Reads: 

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

Grain Brain- Dr. Perlmutter - How to achieve optimal brain health and health

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  1. I adore fritata! It's such a great breakfast or brunch dish! I found you on Tuesdays Table & would like to invite you to my recipe link party The Yuck Stops Here. Stop by my blog, Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos anytime before Sunday at 8pm ET this week to linkup. I really hope to see you there! HUGS

    1. I'm so sorry you stopped by and found the site down! I am working on it, but I hope you'll join us from my co-host's site, Yum Eating. I hope to see you there! HUGS

  2. What a lovely CSA box you had this week, Judee. I always look forward to my organic vegetable box (a sort of equivalent over here in the UK). Your Chard, Chive and Feta fritata looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned and will tweet too :-)

  3. Hi Judee,
    We grow Swiss Chard in our garden and it is one of my favorite fresh greens. Your Fritata looks delicious, love the flavors.
    Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. I love Swiss chard and this looks amazingly tasty and so light and fluffy too!

  5. This looks so simple and delicious! Thanks again for sharing at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:)

  6. Great looking frittata, Judee! Chives are one of my favorite herbs (although, honestly, there aren't many herbs I don't like). The addition of feta gives that little extra punch of flavor. Nice for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or a light supper.
    Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo. The party will resume tonight.


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