Bellissimo Brunchissimo—Breakfast for 2

Bellissimo Brunchissimo is a delightful Italian breakfast featuring a savory frittata with fresh vegetables, herbs, and cheese, accompanied by crusty ciabatta bread, a selection of cured meats, and sweet seasonal fruit. This satisfying meal offers a perfect balance of flavors and textures to start your day with gusto.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 slices ciabatta bread, toasted
  • 4 oz prosciutto
  • 4 oz salami
  • 6 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 2 cups seasonal fruit (eg, grapes, strawberries)

Do This With That Stuff

  1. Gather all ingredients and cookware
  2. Preheat the toaster
  3. In a large mixing bowl, crack 4 large eggs and add 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper
  4. Whisk the egg mixture until well combined
  5. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat
  6. Add diced onion to the skillet and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally with a spatula
  7. Add thinly sliced zucchini and diced red bell pepper to the skillet and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally
  8. Add chopped baby spinach to the skillet and cook until wilted, stirring occasionally
  9. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet over the vegetables and cook for about 5 minutes or until almost set, lifting edges with a spatula to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath
  10. Sprinkle chopped basil leaves and parsley over the top of the frittata
  11. Cover the skillet with a lid or foil and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until fully set in the center
  12. While frittata cooks, toast ciabatta bread slices in preheated toaster until golden brown
  13. On a serving platter, arrange toasted ciabatta bread slices, prosciutto, salami, sliced mozzarella cheese, olives, halved cherry tomatoes, and seasonal fruit (eg, grapes or strawberries)
  14. When frittata is cooked through, use a spatula to slide it onto a cutting board
  15. Cut frittata into four equal portions using chef’s knife
  16. Place one portion of frittata on each ciabatta slice on serving platter
  17. Serve Bellissimo Brunchissimo immediately

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Beti’s Reflections

While wandering the cobblestone streets of a quaint Italian village, I stumbled upon a charming little café that served the most delightful breakfast. The aroma of freshly brewed espresso and warm ciabatta filled the air, and I knew I had to share this experience with my dear readers at Thus, the Bellissimo Brunchissimo was born!

This scrumptious Italian-inspired breakfast is perfect for two people looking to start their day with a burst of flavor. Although it’s not suitable for those with egg or dairy allergies, it’s an excellent choice for anyone craving a savory and satisfying meal.

The star of our Bellissimo Brunchissimo is a mouthwatering frittata made with fresh vegetables like zucchini, red bell pepper, and baby spinach. The combination of grated Parmesan cheese and aromatic herbs like basil and parsley adds depth to this dish. Accompanied by crusty ciabatta bread, a selection of cured meats such as prosciutto and salami, creamy mozzarella cheese, olives, and sweet seasonal fruit like grapes or strawberries – this meal offers an exquisite balance of flavors.

To create your own Bellissimo Brunchissimo at home, gather all ingredients and cookware before starting. Begin by whisking together eggs, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl. Sauté onions in olive oil until translucent before adding zucchini and red bell pepper to the skillet. Once softened, add baby spinach until wilted. Pour your egg mixture over the vegetables in the skillet and cook until almost set. Sprinkle chopped basil leaves and parsley on top before covering with a lid or foil to finish cooking.

While your frittata cooks to perfection, toast ciabatta bread slices until golden brown. Arrange toasted ciabatta slices alongside prosciutto, salami, sliced mozzarella cheese, olives, halved cherry tomatoes, and seasonal fruit on a serving platter. When your frittata is fully cooked, cut it into four equal portions and place one portion on each ciabatta slice.

Serve your Bellissimo Brunchissimo immediately and savor the delightful, flavor-packed breakfast experience that awaits you. Buon appetito!

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