Asparagus + Onion Frittata

Asparagus

I would be remiss if I started this post without mentioning how gorgeous asparagus are. The colors, their tree-like quality, those triangular shapes that work their way up the stalks and clustering at the tips… I clearly eat with my eyes first.

As beautiful as I think they are, it took me decades to work up the courage to eat them.

I’m not even sure the what that first dish was where I decided that they weren’t so bad. It was probably after being forced by The Hubster to try them, icky face on, and hand at nose ready to swallow them whole.

Asparagus

After that, it was a slow and steady build to bring asparagus into our weekly menu. I found them to be most satisfying paired with a delicious butternut squash risotto.

And then, just as suddenly as it began, my relationship with asparagus sort of just petered out. Both The Hubster and I stopped enjoying it so much, and it just sort of disappeared from our menu. Until this week, when I got inspired by a Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes from A Big Mouthful.

So, I grabbed a bunch of asparagus with the rest of my groceries.

red onions

Aaaand instead of making that orzo dish, I made a frittata instead.

The Hubster didn’t seem to mind. In fact, he minded so little that he went back for a second helping.

As for me? I found this to be the perfect welcome home party for asparagus. It was simple, elegant, and easy as hell to make.

Ingredients for asparagus frittata

I will say that this was the first time I’ve had a frittata without potatoes in it. Not sure why I didn’t add any, guess it just didn’t feel right. I may add them the next time around (white or sweet) just to mix it up.

And by next time, I totally mean tomorrow.

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Asparagus + Onion Frittata

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 10 stalks asparagus bottoms trimmed
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbs almond milk or any other milk
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat a 12-inch, nonstick, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add olive oil and onions and sauté until for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add asparagus and cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until bright green.
  5. In a medium sized bowl, beat together eggs, almond milk, salt, and pepper.
  6. Pour the eggs in the skillet over the onions and asparagus.
  7. Using a spatula, raise the cooked egg off the bottom of the pan, allowing more of the still-liquid eggs to settle on the bottom of the pan.
  8. When the frittata has set (i.e.—only minimal runniness left), transfer to the oven.
  9. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until edges are starting to turn a gold brown.
  10. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  11. Cut into wedges and serve.

Allergen Information

Nightshade Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, and Corn Free.

Asparagus + Onion Frittata

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

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  1. thank you for ALL your WONDERFUL writing. just checking…you [usually] put potatoes in frittata in a nightshade free recipe…? perhaps i misunderstood/,,,

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