Day 189. Meatless Monday: Veggie scramble

Meatless Monday lives!

Well, kinda, it only lives when I think of something to post. And recently I’ve been very bad at trying new recipes. This recipe is actually a spin on the veggie frittata I posted about last year. I wanted to do something where I knew the eggs were fully cooked so I turned a frittata into a scramble.

Peppers and broccoli in pan.
Peppers and broccoli in pan.

Ingredients

  • Half a red pepper, cut into small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1 zucchini squash, diced
  • Half a yellow squash, diced
  • 1 cup of chopped broccoli (about half of a small bunch)
  • A quarter of an onion, chopped
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • oil
Rest of veggies are added to pan.
Rest of veggies are added to pan.

Directions

  1. Put some oil into a large skillet. Turn heat on medium high and add peppers and broccoli. Cook for about three minutes.
  2. Add the rest of the vegetables and cook for another four minutes. Add more oil if necessary.
  3. While vegetables are cooking, beat eggs and milk together. Add a bit of salt and pepper to the mixture.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the vegetables, turn the heat down to medium and cook until eggs are done to your liking. It took mine a little less than 15 minutes.
Egg mixture added to vegetables.
Egg mixture added to vegetables.

Gene and I ate this on tortillas, so it was  like a breakfast burrito. Next time I will use less milk, maybe just 1/3 of a cup. The milk makes the eggs take longer to cook so that even after 10 minutes there was still some liquid in the pan. Some of the vegetables released water when cooked, which makes the cooking process take longer.

The end result was delicious and I will make again. This is a great way to get in veggies and protein. It would have been good without the tortilla or even with some toast. Maybe I’ll even add some potatoes next time!

Finished result, so delicious!
Finished result, so delicious!

One thought on “Day 189. Meatless Monday: Veggie scramble

  1. Yum!! This looks delicious! I do a similar one with diced potatoes, sauteed onion, spinach, ham and cheese. Of course the ham makes it non vegetarian. Just a couple of ideas for some shortcuts: cube potato and boil in water. Steam the zucchini and squash and broccoli in those steamer bags ( actually, you can also steam the potato) .While you are doing this, sautee the onion and pepper in oil in skillet. When everything is done, put them all in the skillet, and mix together, then add your eggs. I wouldn’t even add milk. Top with cheese if you want. Just some ideas (I’m a mom!!). Also, to make a frittata that isn’t runny, once the egg mixture has “set” in the skillet and the bottom half is cooked, wrap the handle of the skillet in foil and put in the oven to finish cooking the top. Works every time!! I love how you try different things. Have I told you recently how proud I am of you?

    LOVE,
    Mom

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