Spice Up Your Mornings and Get Those Taste Buds Dancing With This Mexican Veggie Frittata Recipe
Recipe and photos by Launie Kettler
Get ready to treat your taste buds to the world’s most delicious Mexican veggie and cheese frittata recipe!
Cotija is like feta’s cooler cousin. Salty, creamy, irresistible and a titch dryer, which makes it perfect for every recipe under the sun.
But don’t just take our word for it. Here are some rave reviews from other ingredients:
“I always thought Feta was the cheese that put a little jig in my step. But, now that I’ve met Cotija, I bought a new pair of insanely expensive running shoes!” ~ Yellow Bell Pepper
“Everything Feta can do on the dance floor, Cotija can do backwards and in high heels!” ~ Cherry Tomato
“I get along with pretty much everyone, but Cotija and I have something a little extra special. It’s an incredibly special and rewarding relationship!” ~ Monterey Jack
“Hanging out with Cotija is like getting a free cocktail at happy hour!” ~ Scallion
How often do ingredients stand up and applaud other ingredients?
Not very often.
So, when we say cotija is worth keeping around in the cheese drawer for a little jazzy meal love, we’re very serious about it.
Of course with any frittata, the dish itself is entirely customizable. If you want it a little more on the kicky side, add in some serranoes instead of the jalapeno. If you want it a little less spicy, add in regular smoked paprika instead of the hot smoked paprika. And, of course, there’s not a veggie that doesn’t adore being enveloped in cheesy herby eggs, so the entire world of produce is at your fingertips.
And as we’ve discussed, all veggies love cotija, so let your imagination go and get wild!Now round up your ingredients, grab your F.N. Sharp utility or chef’s knife, get that cutting board and ready and let’s frittata!
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Mexican Veggie and Cheese Frittata Recipe
Yield: 6 to 8 slices
About the Recipe Creator
Launie Kettler is a food writer and photographer who cooks big food in a small kitchen in northern Vermont. Her husband and cats are tolerant of the fact that she plays the same Wilco and Son Volt albums over and over while pontificating about the beauty of cumin.
Launie is also the co-author of The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook and her recipes have been featured in Where Women Cook, Fresh Magazine, and on Salon.
You can follow Launie's adventures on Instagram @teenytinykitchenvt and on her blog at TeenyTinyKitchen.com.