Asparagus Cauliflower Tortilla

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Cindy from Wisconsin.

Portions: 4

Serving size: 1/4 tortilla


  • 2 cups asparagus, chopped in bite size pieces
  • 2 cups cauliflower, chopped in bite size pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup liquid low cholesterol egg substitute
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Place asparagus and cauliflower pieces plus 1 tablespoon water in a microwave-proof, covered dish. Microwave for 3 to 5 minutes to steam until tender crisp.
  2. Sauté the onion until golden, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute longer.
  4. Stir in the asparagus, cauliflower, egg substitute, parsley, salt, pepper, thyme and nutmeg.
  5. Reduce heat and cook covered until set and browned on bottom, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Loosen the edges with a knife and invert onto a warm platter or serve directly from skillet.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  102
  • Protein  9 g
  • Carbohydrates  9 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  248 mg
  • Potassium  472 mg
  • Phosphorus  97 mg
  • Calcium  68 mg
  • Fiber  3.88 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • In Spain and South America, a tortilla is a round, unfolded omelet typically made with eggs, vegetables and seasonings. In comparison, the Mexican tortilla is thin, flat bread made from wheat flour or ground corn.

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Asparagus Cauliflower Tortilla
Peggy says:

sugar nor baking powder is in list of ingredients but instructions give "heat oil, tablespoons sugar and baking powder". Does that means 1T of each? Moderator comment: I chdcked the original recipe and it does not include sugar or baking powder. The preparations have been corrected. Thanks you!

Mar. 20, 2012, 6:05 PM - Inappropriate review?
Asparagus Cauliflower Tortilla
lucky jan says:

great, all the family loved it however can not get fat free substiture had to use real eggs.

May. 17, 2009, 4:56 PM - Inappropriate review?
Asparagus Cauliflower Tortilla

Great recipe perfect for my mom

Apr. 12, 2009, 8:33 AM - Inappropriate review?

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