Bord Bia Green Omelette with Spinach Salad

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The best and quickest meal you can imagine. Great any time of the day!

Cooking time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 2 tablesps olive oil
  • 1 bunch of scallions, chopped
  • 2 x 250g bags of baby spinach leaves, washed and drained
  • 5-6 eggs
  • Good handful of regato or other hard cheese
  • Knob of butter
  • Seasoning
  • 2 to 3 teasps. Balsamic vinegar

To Cook

Heat the grill. Heat a tablesp. of the oil in a large non stick pan , add the scallions and half the spinach . Stir-fry for 2-3mins until they soften. Tip into a colander and press down to squeeze out the excess moisture. Beat the eggs and cheese and then add in the spinach mixture & stir well.

Reheat the pan adding the knob of butter, pour in the egg mixture and cook, stirring gently until well set on the base. Finishing cooking under the grill.

Slide onto a large plate for serving or cut into wedges and serve from the pan.

Mix remaining spinach with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, season lightly and serve with the omelette and some crusty bread.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 17g 

Carbohydrates: 2g 

Fat: 21g 

Iron: 2.7mg 

Energy: 281 kcal 

 http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/eggs/Pages/GreenFrittata.aspx

Bord Bia Courgette and Potato Salad

Courgette and Potato Salad

Serves 4

Cooking time: 25 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 400g baby potatoes, halved (or 2cm cubed Roosters)
  • 200g green beans
  • 20g toasted pine nuts
  • 2 medium courgettes
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 50g rocket leaves
  • 2 small baby gem lettuces
  • 5g fresh mint
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 150g Feta cheese, crumbed

To Cook

Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes with a lid on until just cooked. Drain and once cool enough to handle, slice the potatoes into 1cm thick pieces. Keep the water and cook the green beans for 5 minutes and drain.

Place a griddle or frying pan over a medium heat. Toast the pine nuts in the pan for approximately 2-3 minutes – pine nuts tend to burn quickly so keep an eye on them. While the pine nuts are toasting, slice the courgette into ½ cm pieces and pop into a big bowl.

Add the sliced potatoes in the bowl with the courgettes. Add 1tbsp of the olive oil and toss everything together with a little salt and milled pepper. Place the potatoes and courgettes onto the griddle pan and cook together until nicely charred and keep warm. This may be in 3 batches depending on the size of your pan.

In a large serving bowl add the rocket, baby gem, green beans, mint and pine nuts. Mix the lemon zest, juice and olive oil in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and courgettes and mix well. Then toss the potatoes with the salad and serve with the feta cheese crumbled over.

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