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Caramelized Onion, Broccoli and Spinach Frittata

February 11, 2019

Wake up the right way with this Caramelized Onion, Broccoli and Spinach Frittata. Made with organic onions, broccoli and mighty spinach, this frittata will hit the spot for a quick weekday breakfast or weekend brunch.

Wake up the right way with this Caramelized Onion, Broccoli and Spinach Frittata. Made with organic onions, broccoli and mighty spinach, this frittata will hit the spot for a quick weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. #frittata #spinachfrittata

Oh so you thought you were just here for this Caramelized Onion, Broccoli and Spinach Frittata recipe? Think again. Sure, this frittata is awesome (and downright delicious!) but what it stands for is equally as important. So let’s chat…

If you watched my Week in the Life video you know I was recently down at Earthbound Farm chatting with their team. Not only do I love hanging out with their team (hi guys! you’re the best!) but it’s also so nice to be around people who understand and appreciate organics. They don’t require any convincing on the topic. They see it every day and they just know, it is the only choice.

So what do I mean by “only choice”? I’m talking about the health of our planet. Because while conventional produce may have given access to cheap produce across the US, it’s depleting our soil in the process. And guess what? This means we won’t have a planet to enjoy that delicious salad or freshly picked raspberries.

We just got deep REAL fast.

Gorgeous greens in this caramelized onion broccoli and spinach frittata for a healthy breakfast option

If you read my 5 reasons to choose organic post you know how passionate I am about this topic. I’m on a mission to educate people that organic is not a marketing term. It is a strict set of regulations that farmers must follow that ensure the preservation of our food system and our planet. Its impacts are greater reaching though. It is better for our bodies, better for our farmers, better for our soil and honestly, it just tastes better!

But today I’m focusing on one topic and the reason I choose organic.

I choose organic for our planet. A planet that I’d like to leave in better shape for the next generation. That means adopting farming practices that not only slow climate change, but actually reverse it. Evidence has shown that organic practices actually store more carbon in soil. On average, organic farms have 44% higher levels of humic acid, the component of soil that sequesters carbon over the long term, than soils not managed organically (source). That means the soil is effectively “eating up” the carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere, reversing the impact of climate change (source). THAT’S HUGE!

Earthbound Farms Mighty Spinach is this Caramelized Onion Broccoli and Spinach Frittata

But organics are so expensive!” I get it. I know cost can be a barrier to entry for so many, but without a planet we can use and enjoy, the marginal increase in price for organics doesn’t matter all that much, does it?! That being said, I think it’s important to recognize our own limitations (right now) and make conscious choices where we can. That may mean swapping out one ingredient for an organic version. Or perhaps three so you can make this Caramelized Onion, Broccoli and Spinach Frittata!

There are many reasons why organics are the better choice but today I encourage you to make the choice for the planet! Let me know why you choose organic or an organic choice you made today by sharing the hashtag #IChooseOrganic on Instagram! Would love to see your reasons AND now through February 17, you have the chance to win some Earthbound swag if you tag @earthboundfarm and hashtag #IChooseOrganic and #sweepstakes in your post about why you choose organic. Full contest rules.


Caramelized Onion, Broccoli and Spinach Frittata

This caramelized onion broccoli and spinach frittata is a healthy breakfast option for your body and the planet.
  • Author: Jess @ The Healthy Maven
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 large slices 1x


  • ½ lb broccoli (about 12 crowns of broccoli or 1 bunch of baby broccoli), chopped
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 box of mighty spinach (5 oz)
  • 10 eggs
  • salt, to taste
  • Olive oil, butter or ghee for cooking


  1. Prep your vegetables and place the broccoli into a heat proof bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Heat an oven safe 10” skillet (preferably nonstick or cast iron) over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of olive, ghee or butter (or a mix) to skillet.
  4. Once the fat is melted add the onions and a good pinch of salt and turn the heat to medium low.
  5. Cook the onions, stirring every few minutes, until they are golden and caramelized, about 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, pour boiling water over the broccoli and cover with a plate for about 5 minutes. Drain the broccoli and set aside.
  7. Once the onions are very fragrant, golden and soft, add the broccoli and another good pinch of salt.
  8. Next add in the box of greens and cook until it is all wilted.
  9. Meanwhile, whisk 10 eggs with 2 good pinches of salt.
  10. Once all the greens are wilted add the eggs into the skillet and stir gently to evenly distribute the vegetables.
  11. Turn up the heat to medium high and cook for about 5 minutes until the bottom is golden.
  12. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook until the frittata is set, about 15 minutes.
  13. Allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting into desired slices. Serve immediately.

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    June 25, 2019 at 4:14 am


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    May 8, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    This recipe looks great. I have so many onions growing in my garden I’m always on a lookout for ways to use them up

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    April 24, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    If I were to lighten this with some egg whites, what would you recommend my split be? Thank you! Looks delicious!

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    Edward Felici
    February 17, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I had this at a Tapas restaurant this late summer, it was sooo good. Looking forward to try this at home 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

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