Egg White Frittata With Zucchini, Black Olives, and Chard

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

My mom's garden is incredible. This recipe provides a perfect use for her bounty of zucchini and Swiss chard. It's also a delicious, very satisfying dish that's simple to make. The coconut milk adds richness and body without introducing coconut flavor but you could use cream, half-and-half, or any other kind of milk, dairy or non-dairy, instead. Lower fat contents will yield a lighter result.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Generously sprinkle zucchini pieces with fine sea salt and set aside on a cutting board or in a colander for about 30 minutes.
  2. Blot the zucchini with a towel, toss with enough olive oil to coat (about 1 Tbsp), and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast at 425 degrees F. for about 8 minutes; stir and roast another 5 to 8 minutes, until zucchini pieces are tender and slightly caramelized.
  3. Trim the chard by removing and discarding the stems. Cut the leaf blades into 1/2-inch ribbons.
  4. Bring about a quart of salted water to a boil in a wide skillet. Add the chard and simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes, turning the leaves over occasionally with a spatula. Drain the chard and spread on a cutting board to cool. When it's cool, squeeze excess moisture from the chard.
  5. Saute the onion in the remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil until soft; add the garlic and oregano and saute another minute or so. Add the chard and olives, and cook for another couple of minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the zucchini.
  6. In a bowl, blend the egg whites and coconut milk. (If using canned coconut milk, shake the can vigorously before opening to blend the contents.) Stir in the vegetables. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 8 by 8 baking dish.
  7. Cover the dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes or until the eggs are set.