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Spanish tortilla with zucchini, leeks and cheese

Spanish Tortilla with Zucchini, Leeks, Potatoes and Cheese

A delicious Spanish tortilla recipe with zucchini, leeks, potatoes, and Manchego cheese.
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 slices
Calories: 144.58kcal


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 leek washed well and sliced thinly
  • 1 medium potato thinly sliced (use the largest setting on a mandolin if you have one)
  • 1/2 large zucchini cut in half lengthwise and then cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/2 cup grated Manchego cheese you can substitute any cured sheep's milk cheese
  • Heavy cream optional
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cover the bottom of a frying pan in olive oil (use extra virgin if you're able) and heat on medium
  • Add all of the cut vegetables and cook at a slow simmer for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fully cooked through (but not breaking apart)
  • In the meantime, whisk six eggs and add the grated Manchego cheese and a dash of heavy cream if you wish (note: this is not traditional to Spanish tortilla)
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Remove the vegetables from the frying pan with a slotted spoon and strain away any excess oil
  • Fold the vegetables into the egg mixture gently - try not to break the potatoes
  • Add the mixture to a frying pan that's coated with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil
  • Cook on medium heat for about seven to ten minutes -- the bottom should be golden brown and the middle should be starting to set
  • Cover the frying pan with a large plate and quickly flip the tortilla onto the plate so that the raw side is down
  • Slide the tortilla back into the pan to cook the other side
  • Cook for another five to ten minutes, depending on how well done you like your tortilla
  • Flip back onto a plate and let rest at least 10 minutes (this is important so that the tortilla sets)
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 144.58kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.08g | Protein: 8.91g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.86g | Cholesterol: 173.76mg | Sodium: 173.02mg | Potassium: 266.16mg | Fiber: 1.08g | Sugar: 1.14g | Vitamin A: 445.69IU | Vitamin C: 10.81mg | Calcium: 136.65mg | Iron: 1.26mg
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