Leftover vegetable tortilla recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 40 mins to cook and 5 mins to cool
  • 370 calories / serving
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Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion and fry over a moderate heat for 3–4 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and thyme and continue to fry until the onion is soft and beginning to colour. Remove from the heat and add the parsley and spring onions.

Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the feta, along with the left over vegetables, the onion mixture and ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly but gently.

Heat the remaining 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large, heavy ovenproof frying pan until smoking. It may seem a lot of oil but don’t skimp, as it is going to ensure that your beautiful tortilla comes easily from the pan once cooked. Pour in the egg mixture and allow it to bubble for 30 seconds or so, then shake the pan as you would a wok, gently flipping the contents so that the cooked egg on the bottom rotates to the top. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 15–20 minutes. You don’t want the egg to soufflé and become aerated, so keep an eye on its progress. 

Remove from the oven and leave to sit for 5 minutes or so, then carefully invert on to a plate. Serve at your leisure.


To make use of your Sunday roast leftovers, use the extra veg in the tortilla.

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  • Ingredients

  • 500g left over vegetables cut into 2cm dice
  • 6tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 1 knob of fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 1tbsp chopped thyme
  • ½ bunch of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 6 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 10 eggs
  • 150g feta cheese, 1 cm dice
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • Energy 1520kj 370kcal 19%
  • Fat 27g 39%
  • Saturates 8g 41%
  • Sugars 6g 6%
  • Salt 1.4g 24%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.5g Protein 19.3g Fibre 4.5g


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