Asparagus and Zucchini Torta

Asparagus and Zucchini Torta

Serves 4

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.

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
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Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil the bottom and sides of an 8-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the oil; set aside. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet. Add carrots and zucchini and cook, stirring often, until fragrant and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add asparagus and cook for 3 to 5 more minutes, until asparagus is starting to become tender. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl and set aside.

In a second large bowl, whisk together eggs, garlic, cheese, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and parsley. Pour egg mixture over the vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until firm. Set aside to let cool briefly, then slice and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:280 calories (170 from fat), 19g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 225mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 14g protein
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