True, I have blogged about Alicia’s Papa Chorizo Frittata before, but it was 3+ years ago so let’s do it again! There were a few changes this time. It’s now my habit to bump up the nutritional yeast in any eggy recipe. And I also add a bit of black salt. Instead of roasted red peppers, I just used fresh bell pepper fried up with the potatoes and chorizo.
This makes an awesome potluck dish since it is good warm or at room temperature.
I also busted out a quick batch of biscuits to go with it.
And we had a pile of raw kale salad on the side. Kale is a bandwagon I don’t mind hopping on. It’s delicious!
The theme for this month’s Atlanta Vegan Lunch Group‘s potluck was Cakeapalooza in honor of Lisa‘s Birthday. It wasn’t all cake though. We made a pretty good well-rounded meal out of it. We brought zucchini frittata. A double recipe fills a half sheet pan like so.
And we also brought a lentil potato salad.
Note, if you’re going to mix lentil sizes, start the bigger ones cooking before adding the smaller ones. My small ones got a little mushy. But they ate just fine.
My plate full of tasty bits:
How adorable are these cupcakes? They came from a bakery we didn’t know existed.
I’m not sure why I don’t make vegan frittata or quiche more often. It’s delicious. It’s easy. It makes great leftovers. You can easily switch up the add-ins.
This week I made a Vegan Zucchini Frittata. It’s a good time of year to find ways to use up zucchini anyway. I only made minimal changes to that recipe. I added a small amount of oil to the pan to fry up the shallots and added an extra tablespoon of nutritional yeast because it is delicious. This one probably could have cooked a little longer. It was a bit soft in the middle but still held its shape. I was just impatient for dinner.
I ate it with some pretty lazy sides: tater tots and steamed broccoli.
Or, how to use up that half a package of veggie chorizo languishing in your freezer. I’ve been really happy with veggie omelet, quiches, etc. that I’ve tried in the past. So when I saw Alicia’s recipe, Papa Chorizo Frittata, I immediately marked it for future use. Tofu, potatoes, chorizo, roasted red peppers….what’s not to like? Plus, it’s gorgeous!
It was missing something green, and since I like to be a bit balanced, I picked up some callaloo at the market this weekend since they actually had it. If you haven’t tried this green, do. It’s really tasty. I ended up using a jamaican recipe as a vague guideline, but deviated quite a bit, so I’ll go ahead and tell you what I did.
- 4 cups callaloo, washed and chopped
- ¼ cup boiling water
- 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, not the oil packed ones
- 1 med. onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
Cover the sun-dried tomatoes with the boiling water. Set aside.
Add oil to a large deep-sided skilled heated on med-high heat. Add onion. Cook stirring occasionally until softened. Add garlic. Cook a minute more. Add tomatoes and their water and thyme. Stir. Add callaloo and cover pan. After a couple of minutes, callaloo should be wilted. Stir and replace cover. Cook a few more minutes until callaloo is tender but still bright green. Salt to taste.
Here’s the happy dinner: Papa Chorizo Frittata, Callaloo and sliced oat bread I made this weekend.