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Garlic mushroom frittata

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
Garlic and mushrooms bring great flavour to this super-low-calorie, easy-to-make frittata. Serve with salad for a simple and delicious lunch. As part of an <a href=_http_/ diet plan</a>, 1 serving provides 3 of your 6 daily vegetable portions. This meal provides 243 kcal per portion.


  1. Spray a small, flame-proof frying pan with oil and place over a high heat. (The base of the pan shouldn’t be wider than about 18cm/7in.) Stir-fry the mushrooms in three batches for 2-3 minutes, or until softened and lightly browned. Tip the cooked mushrooms into a sieve over a bowl to catch any juices – you don’t want the mushrooms to become soggy.

  2. Return all the mushrooms to the pan and stir in the garlic and chives, and a pinch of ground black pepper. Cook for a further minute, then reduce the heat to low.

  3. Preheat the grill to its hottest setting. Pour the eggs over the mushrooms. Cook for five minutes, or until almost set.

  4. Place the pan under the grill for 3-4 minutes, or until set.

  5. Combine the salad ingredients in a bowl.

  6. Remove from the grill and loosen the sides of the frittata with a round-bladed knife.Turn out onto a board and cut into wedges. Serve hot or cold with the salad.


  • low-calorie cooking spray
  • 250g/9oz chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced fresh chives
  • 4 large free-range eggs, beaten
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, leaves separated
  • 100g/3½oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cucumber, cut into chunks

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