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Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Mediterranean Egg Scramble

The Mediterranean Diet includes a lot of eggs and egg dishes. frittatas and scrambles are a great way to get a lot of healthy vegetables and lower fat cheeses like goat, feta, and ricotta into your everyday diet. Frittatas and scrambles aren't just for breakfast, either. They make great one-dish meals for easy weeknight dinners.

[Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/Kuvona, 2013]
Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/Kuvona, 2013

Mediterranean Egg Scramble

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon butter

3 medium-sized new potatoes, thinly sliced

1/4 large red bell pepper, small diced

8 black olives, chopped

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 cup fresh ricotta cheese

6 eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

4 slices crusty bread

4 teaspoons butter or extra-virgin olive oil

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil and butter to medium-high heat.

    Add the sliced potatoes and sauté for about 15 minutes or until golden. Add the bell pepper and olives and cook for 4 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the parsley, ricotta, and eggs.

    Pour the egg mixture over the potato mixture, stirring every 30 seconds until firm and set but not dry, about 3 minutes. Salt and pepper the egg scramble to taste.

  3. Serve with crusty bread, lightly toasted and buttered with 1 teaspoon of butter or lightly brushed with 1 teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil per slice.

Per serving: Calories 330 (From Fat 113); Fat 13g (Saturated 3g); Cholesterol 9mg; Sodium 364mg; Carbohydrate 43g (Dietary Fiber 4g); Protein 13g.

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