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Torta of Asparagus, Carrots and Zucchini

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This dish of vegetables baked in an egg and cheese mixture is perfect for a spring brunch, light lunch or even dinner. The torta can be served hot or at room temperature, accompanied by a simple green salad.

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Oil the bottom and sides of an 8-inch-square baking dish with a tablespoon of the olive oil and set aside.
  3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet.
  4. Add carrots and zucchini and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are fragrant and starting to brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add asparagus and cook for 3 to 5 more minutes, until asparagus is starting to become tender.
  6. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl.
  7. In another bowl, whisk eggs with garlic, cheese and bread crumbs.
  8. Whisk in salt, pepper and parsley.
  9. Pour egg mixture over the vegetables and stir to combine.
  10. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until firm.

Nutritional information Edit

Per serving:

  • (About 6.5oz/185g-wt.): 280 calories (170 from fat) | 19g total fat | 5g saturated fat | 14g protein | 17g total carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 3g sugar) | 225mg cholesterol | 480mg sodium

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