I found an amazing recipe that features two of my most favorite things: artichokes and feta cheese. In most cases, I’d do backflips just for feta. Add in artichokes too and you might get some flying backflips! Found this recipe in the March edition of Good Housekeeping, and I just adore it. They outline that feta cheese is lower in fat than many other cheeses and the array of vegetables in this dish help deliver plenty of “health boosting antioxidants.”
Total time 30 minutes and makes 4 main dish servings.
Each 1 cup serving; 325 calories, 18g protein, 32 g carbohydrates, 14g total fat (5g saturated), 3g fiber, 205mg cholesterol, and 515mg sodium.
1lb small red potatoes, cut into quarters
1 tbsp. Plus 1 tsp. Olive oil
2 green onions, sliced
1 orange pepper (8oz), chopped
1 Pt. Grape tomatoes
1 can (13-14oz) artichoke hearts, rinsed and chopped
4 lg. Eggs plus 4 lg. Egg whites
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1. Arrange oven rack 6 inches from broiler heat source. Preheat broiler.
2. To medium microwave safe bowl, add potatoes and 1/4 cup water, cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on high 8 minutes or until tender. Drain. On jelly-roll pan, toss potatoes with 1 tsp oil and 1/8 tsp each of salt and pepper. Broil 6 minutes or until browned.
3. Meanwhile, in non-stick 10inch skillet, heat 1 tbsp. Oil on medium heat 1 minute. Add green onions and orange pepper, cook 5 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and artichoke hearts, cook 2 to 5 minutes or until tomatoes start to burst, stirring occasionally.
4. While vegetables cook, in a medium bowl, beat eggs and egg whites with 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper and half of the feta. Pour over vegetables and tilt skillet to distribute evenly. Top with remaining feta. Cover, cook 5 to 6 minutes or until set. Serve with potatoes.
All in all, I think this is a wonderful dish. Served with a nice and flavorful wine like a twist of Cabernet Sauvignon blanc and I’m sure it would be wonderful. I’m not the best at pairing wines with food, but maybe someone could give the recipe and a bottle of wine a try and let me know their thoughts and reviews? The picture of the dish below comes straight from Good Housekeeping, I take no credit for it. I forgot to take a picture when I made it. Enjoy!
Till next time, my friends. ❤