Good morning lovely people! What’s for breakfast? We are having this delicious frittata with zucchini and leeks. I have been cooking this easy frittata recipe for ages. The thing is though I always referred to it as an omelette. That’s it! My whole life I was calling it an omelette, and it turned out to be a frittata! 🙂
Frittata or omelette?
I never really spent any time thinking about whether it is a frittata or an omelette until I started to write this recipe. Doing some quick research I discovered these interesting facts:
- Omelettes are typically made to serve just one.
- Frittatas can be served to many.
- Frittata’s fillings are mixed in with the eggs in the pan.
- Omelette’s fillings are folded in the center.
- A frittata is cooked slowly over low heat.
- An omelette is cooked quickly over higher heat.
After carefully evaluating all the points above, I decided to name my omelette – a frittata!
While this frittata is absolutely delicious it also comes with many health benefits. It contains lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Let’s have a quick look at the ingredients I used:
Health benefits from zucchini:
Zucchini (also known as courgette) is such a beautiful vegetable. It has a very mild taste and is very easy to incorporate into nearly any dish. I am sure you have heard about chocolate-zucchini muffins. (I really should add a recipe to my collection). While zucchini is rich in many vitamins and minerals, it is especially rich in Vitamin A, which is crucial for our vision and our immune system. I don’t know about you, but I pay a very close attention to the foods that support my immune system.
The health benefits from leeks
Leeks belong to the same family as onions and garlic. They look like a giant green onion, however, they have a much milder taste than onions. Leeks are rich in Vitamins A, C and K and are a rich source of antioxidants, especially polyphenols and sulfur compounds. As you might know, antioxidants are essential to our health because they fight the free radicals in our bodies, which damage your cells and causing diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
The health benefits of coriander
I love coriander so much. I sprinkle it over anything I eat. Interestingly, there are two groups of people. One loves coriander and the other hates it. The latter think that coriander tastes like soap!!
‘We have smell receptors in our nose that are responsible for identifying volatile compounds in the atmosphere, including volatile compounds released from potential foods,’ says Prof. Keast, who specialises in sensory and food science at Deakin University’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.
‘Sense of smell is highly variable between people, so what I experience may not be what you experience, and this can be due to quantity, type, and natural variations with smell receptors.’ (source)
If you are lucky enough to enjoy this beautiful herb, you will also enjoy a large list of health benefits it provides:
- Heart health
- Rich in immune-boosting antioxidants
- Lowers blood sugar
- Protects brain health
- Promotes digestion and gut health
- Fights infections
- Protects your skin