Spinach and carrot harissa frittata!

With only 160 calories per serve – This dairy free, paleo vegetable frittata will go down well for any meal or snack of the day! It’s healthy, packs lots of flavour and will help keep you full. You can really add whatever you like to a frittata, however I particularly like this combination of sweet carrots, leeks and spinach with the addition of harissa!

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat, they really are a superfood! Eggs are a great source of quality protein containing all essential amino acids, they are high in healthy fats along with an array of vitamins and minerals whilst also helping raise HDL – the good cholesterol!

Give this recipe a go, it only takes about 15 minutes to prep and 25 minutes to cook!

Ingredients

  • 8 whole free range eggs
  • 4 additional eggs whitesharissa
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • 2 leeks
  • 300 grams frozen spinach
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1-2 tablespoons of harissa paste
  • Salt & pepper to season
  • Parmesan optional – really adds to the flavour!

Method –

  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees
  • Crack the whole eggs and egg whites in a bowl and season with salt and pepper, whisk the egg mixture together until nice and fluffy!
  • Cut the leeks and place in a large non-stick frying pan with some olive oil.
  • Sautee the leeks until soft on a low heat, don’t let the leeks brown too much as they will become bitter. Place the frozen spinach and garlic in the pan with the leeks and fry until the spinach has wilted.
  • Meanwhile, grate the carrots and add them to the mixture with the harissa paste and stir through. If you want to add some parmesan, now is the time to do so.
  • Next grease your baking tray with some olive oil.
  • Place the egg mixture in the pan with the leek mixture and stir through for 2 minutes, the egg mixture will start to scramble.
  • Once all stirred through, place the mixture into your greased baking tray and place in the pre-heated oven.
  • Turn the heat down immediately to 180 degrees and cook for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Serve with a nice garden salad with avocado or simply by itself!

Top tip – If you want extra height in your frittata you could always beat the egg whites separately from the whole eggs until fluffy and then slowly fold them through the 8 egg mixture.

Macro-nutrients: This frittata should make 6 generous servings. Without the addition of the parmesan – each serve contains 160 calories and the following macronutrients.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8 g 12 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 10 %
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 220 mg 73 %
Sodium 287 mg 12 %
Potassium 361 mg 10 %
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 6 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 12 g 24 %
Vitamin A 56 %
Vitamin C 12 %
Calcium 16 %
Iron 19 %
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Lucy Thomson

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My name is Lucy Thomson and I have a huge passion for all things health, fitness, food & nutrition!

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