It all started last year when I volunteered at the Eat Write Retreat. One of the corporate sponsors was Lindsay Olives. Because I'm a huge fan of salty things, I hung out at the Lindsay Olives table and sampled multiple varieties of their olives.
After the conference, I stayed in touch with Lindsay Olives, and a few months ago they asked if I'd like to photograph one of their recipes. I said yes!
Why did I choose Tomato Olive Frittata? The recipe has only ten ingredients, requires very little preparation time and can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It also has one of my favorite things in the world: tomatoes!
Plus, this recipe is great for a crowd or for a single cook. It keeps well refrigerated for multiple days and can be reheated for a filling breakfast.
Disclosure: Lindsay Olives sent me several varieties of their olives and paid for completing this project.
The recipe for the Tomato Olive Frittata is incredibly easy. All you need are 6 large eggs, 1 tablespoon of flour, salt & pepper, 2 cups of shredded cheddar, 1 (3.8 ounce) can Lindsay Sliced Ripe Olives, 1/2 cup thinly-sliced green onions, 1/2 cup seeded chopped tomato, 1/3 cup thinly-sliced Canadian bacon and 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasonings.
To make the frittata, whisk together one of the eggs with the flour. Add the rest of the eggs, salt & pepper and whisk. Incorporate the rest of the ingredients and pour into a round baking dish.
Bake the frittata at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes.
If you are watching your weight, you might want to cut down on the amount of cheese or use low-fat cheese. You can also add sauteed mushrooms and peppers to this recipe. If you are not a fan of Canadian bacon, leave it out or replace it with leftover shredded chicken. This recipe actually reminds me of "omelet surprise" breakfasts my parents used to make on the weekends. They'd use whatever leftovers we had from weeknight meals to make a variety of fluffy omelets.
To learn more about Lindsay Olives check out their website and Facebook page.
What are your favorite types of olives? What do you like to do with them?
PS Remember you still have time to enter the OXO giveaway I'm hosting.