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.
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
Salt and pepper to taste
4 slices crusty bread
4 teaspoons butter or extra-virgin olive oil
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.
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.
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.