- 1 whole 1 whole 1 whole Grain-Free Pie Crust (click for recipe)
- 1 cup 1 cup 1 cup Spinach, (measured when cooked ; you can use 1 package frozen spinach, defrosted and drained)
- 1 whole 1 whole 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, (reserve 6-8 slices for decoration, if desired)
- 0.25 cup 0.25 cup 0.25 cup Vidalia Onion, thinly sliced; measure loosely packed, or adjust to taste
- 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast, or cheese of choice, adjust to taste (this quantity is minimum)
- 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp Flat Leaf Parsley, or fresh herb of choice
- 12 whole 12 whole 12 whole Egg, or some combination of whole eggs and liquid egg whites (see note)
- 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp Coconut Milk, or almond milk
- .25 tsp .25 tsp .25 tsp Sea Salt, reduce if increasing the yeast/cheese
- .25 tsp .25 tsp .25 tsp Ground Fresh Black Peppercorns
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Toss together the spinach, bell pepper, onion, nutritional yeast and fresh herbs, if using. Add to pre-baked crust.
- In the bowl that you used to mix the veggies, whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper.
- Pour egg mixture over veggie mixture and garnish with reserved red pepper slices.
- Bake for 60-75 minutes or until crust is browned, top is domed and has a sheen to it, and center is firm.
- Cool slightly before serving, and completely before storing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
This dish is pretty basic, but hugely adaptable. Here are a few suggestions: - Add or replace the red peppers with zucchini, asparagus or mushrooms. If you are adding more veggies than the recipe calls for, reduce the eggs accordingly. - Replace the onion with leeks. - Replace the spinach with cake, collard greens or chard. - Throw in whatever fresh herbs you have on hand (chives and thyme are my favorites for this quiche). - Go the Spanish Tortilla route and add thinly-sliced white or sweet potatoes. - Make the (prebaked) crust ahead of time, cool completely, and tightly wrap with plastic wrap. Freeze until you are ready to make the quiche, then bring the crust to room temperature before filling. - Skip the crust altogether. - Make it ahead without a crust, slice into portions and freeze. Reheat each piece in the microwave as you need them. (Note: you can freeze it with the crust, but expect the crust to be a bit soggy when you defrost it) - Swap in liquid egg whites for some or all of the whole eggs. I typically use a 3-6 whole eggs and the rest whites. The conversation is 3 Tablespoons liquid egg whites = 1 whole egg. -Increase the nutritional yeast or replace with cheese for a more prominent "cheese" flavor. If you increase it, you may want to reduce the salt slightly.
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