Spinach and Cheese Torta

"Spinach, cheese, and roasted red peppers--what could be yummier? ZWT 3: Mexican/SW/Tex-Mex (cheeses and tortillas)"
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  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Spray a 9-in round cake pan with cooking spray.
  • Put the spinach in a large microwavable bowl; cover with plastic wrap and prick several holes in the plastic.
  • Microwave on high until the spinach starts to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  • Let stand until the spinach wilts completely, about 5 minutes.
  • Uncover and let cool.
  • Squeeze the spinach to remove the excess liquid; chop coarsely.
  • Meanwhile, put the eggs, egg white, cheese, milk, cilantro or parsley (if using), salt, and ground pepper in a bowl, beating with a whisk to combine.
  • To assemble the torta, place 1 tortilla in the bottom of the pan. Layer with half the spinach, 1 tortilla, then the roasted peppers.
  • Top with 1 tortilla and the remaining spinach and tortilla. Pour the egg mixture over the top.
  • Bake about 20 minutes or until firm.
  • Remove the torta from the oven and increase the heat to broil.
  • Broil 5 inches from heat until just browned on the top, about 1 minute.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before inverting the torta on a cutting board and slicing into 4 wedges.

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  1. mickeydownunder
    This was really terrific, TRUE! I did use roasted peppers in a jar too! HOWEVER, drained, ran under water and in paper towel I did drain, While listening to the weather outside which was RAIN! Don't think it distracted from taste to me! Thank you! Glad this recipe I did see!
  2. Chef Kate
    Excellent! I grated chihuahua and cheddar cheese, used Whole Foods fat free tortillas and cilantro from the garden. Really good and healthy tasting!
    This is a lovely low fat mexican torta! I used a little more cheese (sprinkled a bit on each layer but used low fat cheese) and chopped some tomatoes to add in one of the spinach layers. Very nice and versatile - I could see playing around with adding other ingredients too! ZWT 3
  4. Alskann
    This is a very delicious dish. The flavor of the roasted peppers makes it exceptional. I used 3 eggs just for added ease of preparation. It came out of the oven looking beautiful so I did not use the broiler. However, when I cut into the torta it was not done in the center so I popped it back in the oven for another 15 minutes. That may have been my oven. Either way, the end result was delicious! Thanks Mandy! This one's a keeper.
  5. Nimz_
    What a great combination here. Loved the flavor and texture of this torta. So easy to put together. I did add a little extra cheese between each layer. I left out the broiling time because I didn't want it to get any browner and I didn't invert it onto the cutting board because I liked the way it looked to serve. Don't know if that made any difference or not but it worked great for us. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.


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