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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Frittata - Using North African Inspired Ingredients !

Traditional North African food draws inspiration from the culinary traditions of Europe, Africa, and the Arab Middle East. From the rich tagines of Morocco to the harissa-spiced dishes of Tunisia, the sea-meets-desert cuisine offers a wealth of hearty, comforting, and complex meals worth getting to know... and you can read more here

This recipe idea from Tesco real-food is for a North African inspired frittata, (Yum!) and combines some tasty ingredients. Have a look below ...

Serves 4-6
2 tbsp. olive oil
225g (8oz) butternut squash peeled, deseeded and diced
8 large (British Lion) eggs
400g chickpeas, cooked to pack instructions
1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
50g (2oz) rocket (arugula) leaves
1tsp ground cumin
pinch of dried crushed chillies
freshly ground black pepper
150ml sour cream (optional)
handful of chopped coriander

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/Fan 170°C/Gas Mark 5. Lightly oil a 20cm (8in) non-stick baking tin. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the butternut squash and peppers and sauté for 8 minutes or until almost tender and golden. Transfer to the tin and stir in the chickpeas and rocket leaves.

2. Now beat the eggs with the cumin, chilli flakes and plenty of seasoning. Pour into the baking tin over the vegetables. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the frittata is set in the middle and the top golden.

3. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, before turning out and cutting into squares. Serve warm or cold with a crisp salad. If you like, mix a handful of chopped coriander with the sour cream.

Each Serving: 
Carbohydrate 12.4g Protein 12.5g Fibre 4g Fat 13g
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All the best Jan


Jo said...

It looks lovely, and filled with goodness.

Christine said...

Interesting with squash.

Catarina said...


Will try... eventually!
: )

William Kendall said...

I've had it, but not this way. I imagine this could get spicy.

DMS said...

That looks delicious. I have never had a frittata- but I would love to try one. :)

Martha said...

I love that this has squash in it. I'll have to make this!

Lisabella Russo said...

What a creative dish! It looks like it could be delicious.

Tom said...

...nice looking!

happyone said...

Not sure about that one but it sure is creative. : )

Elephant's Child said...

YUM. I adore frittata and have it often. I have never thought of chickpeas or cumin and will experiment.

Conniecrafter said...

wow this looks like it is just chuck full of a lot of good for you things!

Lisa said...

Another veg meal bursting with goodness.
Lisa x

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Oh, wow, this looks fantastic, Jan! I'm pinning it and hoping to try it sometime soon! Pinning!

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you Jan!!!

Snowbird said...

This looks lovely, and also healthy!xxx

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This is a definite Jan 😀

Anonymous said...

Linda said:
This does look delicious, thank you so much for sharing.