Buckwheat-and-Basil Frittata

Buckwheat-and-Basil Frittata
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  • 6Servings


  • 2/3 cup buckwheat, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 zucchini, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 10 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, plus thinly sliced leaves for sprinkling
  • 1 cup sour cream


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the buckwheat, undisturbed, until tender, about 15 minutes; drain.

Meanwhile, in a medium, ovenproof nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat; add the zucchini, two-thirds of the garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until the zucchini is brown around the edges, about 10 minutes. Stir in the buckwheat and cook for 2 minutes; season with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, 2 tablespoons basil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add to the skillet and cook, scrambling, until half-cooked. Transfer to the oven and bake until the frittata is set, 8 to 10 minutes; cut into wedges.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the sour cream with the remaining garlic and 1 tablespoon basil. Add a dollop to each wedge and sprinkle with the sliced basil.