Goat’s cheese & caramelised onion frittata with a lemony green salad

Goat’s cheese & caramelised onion frittata with a lemony green salad

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2

A grilled omelette with sweet onion base, dotted with creamy cheese and served with salad - this recipes make enough for lunch the next day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal332
  • fat16g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars25g
  • fibre6g
  • protein20g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 4 tsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 large red onions, finely sliced
  • 4 tsp clear honey
  • 8 large eggs
  • 140g goat's cheese
  • 100g salad leaf (such as rocket, baby leaves, watercress and spinach)
  • 250g cooked beetroot, sliced



    A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

  • juice ½' lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. Heat the grill to high. Put the oil and onions in a medium-to-large ovenproof non-stick frying pan and sweat on a low-medium heat with the lid on for about 10 mins, or until they begin to soften and brown a little at the edges. Reduce heat to low, add the honey, stir well, then leave to bubble for 1 min or so. Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork, then add some black pepper.

  2. Pour the eggs into the pan and cook for 5-6 mins until almost set. Break the goat’s cheese into large chunks and dot over the top. Place the frittata under the hot grill for 3 mins, then shake to check that the egg is set firm and the cheese is soft and bubbling. Pop it back under the grill for 1 min or so more if needed.

  3. Mix the salad leaves and beetroot in a large bowl. Dress with the lemon juice and toss. Cut the frittata into quarters – cool then chill half for Frittata and salad (see 'goes well with'). Serve the rest warm with the salad on the side.

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25th Sep, 2017
So delicious, filling, healthy and easy!
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14th Apr, 2016
Delicious and filling, simple flavours easy and quick to make, most certainly will do again. I made a Rocket Spinach and Tomato salad. Didn't make the lemon dressing and forgot to buy the beetroot, so just had salad which was perfect as the Frittata gave enough favour. 5 stars thankyou !
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29th Sep, 2015
Made this for dinner this evening, and really enjoyed it. Caramelised onion & goat's cheese is always a winning combination! Followed the recipe with one addition of balsamic vinegar along with the honey to carmelise the onions & give it that extra tang. Served with some roasted vine tomatoes & herb crushed new potatoes. Lovely!
28th Jun, 2015
Wasn't sure about this as not too keen on Goats Cheese, but well worth it! The flavours were great together and even better cold the next day. Even my hubby loved it! Enjoyed both the recommended salads too. Definitely saving this recipe.
3rd May, 2015
I was skeptical as the side salad didn't sound that interesting and I thought I'd want to add more to the frittata (garlic, peppers etc) but it didn't need it. The frittata was yummy (I used one white and one red onion as that's what I had in) and I jazzed up the dressing (hopefully only slightly cheating) juice of half a lemon, small garlic clove squished, tbsp. of oil I used walnut, drizzle of honey (I didn't use it in the onions, doesn't need it), tsp of Dijon mustard, whisk all up together and drizzle over beetroot and leaves, it's delicious with the beetroot! Looking forward to the leftovers today!
30th Jul, 2014
Lovely recipe, made no alterations. Delicious hot or cold, although as previously mentioned, the onions do go a little grey the next day although this does not affect the flavor at all in fact I thought it was even nicer cold the next day. Served it with the lemony salad which was also very nice. I had a quarter for my tea and a quarter for lunch the following day which was more than enough for me, my partner however polished half off for tea. Highly recommended.
22nd Jul, 2014
Delicious hot and cold!
2nd Jul, 2014
This was very tasty and very quick to make. I also had it cold on a picnic the next day. It tasted great on the second day, but the onions had started to turn grey, which doesn't look that great if you wanted to serve this on a cold buffet. Didn't disturb me though and tasted delicious!
29th Jun, 2014
This frittata was really good and is good for packed lunches for work or for a picnic with a nice green salad.
18th Jun, 2014
Really lovely recipe, very tasty. I added some spinach too after I had fried the onion. Enjoyed it cold with some salad for lunch the next day. The carb count is completely wrong unless it's for the whole frittata?! Usually the nutritional info is per portion not for the whole thing.
26th Apr, 2016
Are you sure the calorie count is right? Even with the eggs and goat's cheese alone - 8 eggs is ~640kcal, and 140g goat's cheese is ~500 cal. So if you split that between two portions, that's 570kcal a serving, not 332...
12th Jun, 2018
This is a super late reply, but the recipe was part of the summer healthy eating plan. According to this plan, half of the frittata was to be eaten by two people one evening, and the other half the second day. It's really badly written, basically the frittata makes 4 portions, not 2.
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