Chard and Wheat Berry Frittata

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Chard and Wheat Berry Frittata

A perfect brunch dish, this frittata incorporates garlicky sautéed rainbow chard and cooked wheat berries into a light egg batter, garnished with curls of Parmesan.

Developed by Mindy Hermann


  • 1 pound chard, preferably rainbow chard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1½ cups cooked wheat berries
  • ⅓ cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, plus 6 Parmesan curls
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 rainbow cocktail tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, cut in half


  1. Wash the chard well and shake off excess water. Cut crosswise into ½-inch strips, discarding tough stems, and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté about 5 minutes or until soft. Add 2 generous handfuls of chard strips, increase heat to medium and sauté for about 5 minutes or until the chard is wilted and soft. Repeat two to three times, until all the chard is cooked.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, wheat berries, grated cheese, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the cooked chard to the egg mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Wipe out the skillet, spray with cooking spray and heat on medium-low heat. Add the egg-chard mixture and place the tomato halves, cut side up, into the top of the frittata. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Turn the broiler on high. Remove the cover from the pan, spray the top of the frittata with cooking spray or brush with olive oil, and position it 8 inches from the broiler. Broil for about 6 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Garnish with Parmesan curls before cutting it into wedges and serving. Serves 4 to 6.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: ⅙ of pan (4.3 ounces)

Calories: 294; Total fat: 9g; Saturated fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 189mg; Sodium: 502mg; Carbohydrate: 39g; Fiber: 8g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 17g; Potassium: N/A; Phosphorus: N/A

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Mindy Hermann, MBA, RDN, is a food and nutrition communications specialist who puts words and food in the mouths of her clients. She also plans conferences for nutrition professionals. Connect with her on her blog and Twitter.