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Green Goddess Broccoli and Feta Quiche

Perfect Healthy Little Dinner

Delicious and Nutritious Dinner

I’ve had quite the month of indulgent food, and I really need to step away from the bread and the chocolate and eat healthily for a while to restore a bit of balance. But the problem is I just love good food, I can’t resist something comforting and delicious, and a miserable cucumber salad ain’t my kind of jam.

I had a total craving for quiche last weekend, I just wanted something rich and comforting with a crumbly, biscuity crust. I decided to put my mind to it and make the most health freaky quiche that still tastes incredible… Sounds too good to be true, I know.

This quiche is filling and rich, yet surprisingly light (I know that makes no sense). Packed with green goodness but with enough sharp feta it packs a nice punch. The crust was the experiment and thankfully worked out great, you could definitely use it for sweet tarts too. This is the perfect summer dish if you’re trying to be healthy, but like me are a bit of a glutton at heart.

Lets Hope You Like Green Veggies

Ingredients:

Crust

1/2 mug oats

1/2 mug ground almond

3Β tbsp melted coconut oil

Water

Filling

1 head broccoli (or a packet of tender stem broccoli)

1 bunch spring onions

1/2 courgette (optional, I just had some leftover in the fridge so chucked it in)

1 packet feta cheese

6 eggs

Milk

Salt & Pepper

  1. Blend the oats with a hand blender into a powder. Then throw in a mixing bowl with the ground almond, melted coconut oil and a pinch of salt, mix together with a spoon until it comes together. It will still be totally crumbly so don’t worry. Add in a few tablespoons of water and mix together more, this should help it come together so it’s combined.
  2. This pastry is not like a normal pastry so don’t worry that it will keep falling apart. Roll out between two sheets of cling film and then squish it into a quiche tin. I say squish because it will for sure fall apart, but you just need to squish the bits in and patch it up. Throw it into the fridge for 30 mins and it will harden up nicely (at this point you will feel much more confident that it won’t be a total disaster)
  3. Chop the head of broccoli into little florets and slice the courgette and spring onions finely. Throw them all into a large pot with a little coconut oil, salt, pepper and a splash of water with the lid on, stir occasionally. You basically just want to soften these for 10 minutes, the steam from the water should keep them moist and turn them a vibrant green, they shouldn’t catch on the base of the pan. When just slightly soft take out of the pan and drain any excess water if there is any.
  4. Whisk the eggs in a bowl with a splash of milk and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle half your cheese on the base of the chilled quiche, then scatter your veggies and top up with the egg, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Throw into an oven preheated to 180C for 40 minutes.
  6. You can eat it hot from the oven with salad, or cold the next day for your lunch. Enjoy!

Chuck All Your Crust Ingredients In A Bowl

Mix It With A Fork Until It Just Comes Together

Roll Out Dough

Squish Your Crust Dough Into A Tin

Scatter The Chilled Crust With Feta Cheese

Fill In With Cooked Veggies, Egg and More Cheese

Green Goddess Quiche

Feels Naughty But Totally Nice!

Reblochon and Pancetta Quiche

Reblochon and Pancetta Quiche
Reblochon and Pancetta Quiche
Dreamy Oozy Cheesy Quiche
Dreamy Oozy Cheesy Quiche

This delicious quiche was born out of me trying to empty my fridge. With a few wedges of delicious oozy reblochon cheese sitting in the fridge, and some Ed Hick pancetta that needed to be used up, I decided to make a quiche as I hadn’t made one in ages and had a craving for something comforting. I also thought it would be handy to bring a slice in a cooler bag to the park the following day for a picnic. The smokiness of the pancetta and sweetness of the onions really complemented Reblochon cheese that I used in this cheesy quiche, and I was quite pleased to munch the leftovers the following day for lunch!

While I usually make short crust pastry the traditional way for my savoury quiches and pies, I decided to try a healthy version and stumbled upon this recipe online, which I was very happy with as despite its healthiness, it didn’t compromise the taste of the quiche at all. I still got the crumbly pastry I wanted, but with a more wholesome nutty finish due to using the wholemeal flour and oats. This quiche was a winner and was just as nice the next day. I recommend serving this with a nice green salad and some balsamic vinegar to balance out the cheesy, eggy indulgence of the beauty.

Ingredients:

Pastry recipe used can be found here

4 eggs

100ml creme fraiche

100ml full fat milk

1 large brown onion

150g grams pancetta

150g reblochon cheese

salt and pepper

1. Make pastry and chill for an hour before use. If using the recipe I referenced above, don’t be dis-hearted if it doesn’t come together at first, it will after a good knead. Also if bits break away when you’re placing it in the tin, you can squish it back together in the tin- it’s a pretty malleable dough, but will still cook nice and crispy.

2. Β Gently fry the brown onions until soft and sweet (about 10 minutes or so). Fry pancetta in a little oil until golden.

3. Whisk together the creme fraiche and milk until you get a consistency like thick, smooth cream. Whisk in the eggs and season with a little salt an pepper.

4. Blind bake the pastry for 12 minutes (If like me you don’t own baking beans, just put a smaller ovenproof frying pan or pot on top of the quiche to blind bake instead.)

5. Layer the onions on top of the quiche crust, followed by the pancetta and then slices of the cheese. Pour oven the egg mix and cook in an oven at 180C for 50 minutes.

6. It may wobble a bit when you touch it, but this is because the melted cheese is just under the surface of the quiche, the eggs underneath should be cooked after 50 minutes.

7. Enjoy with a salad and some balsamic vinegar.

Delicious Healthy Quiche Crust
Delicious Healthy Quiche Crust
Layer In Your Onions, Bacon and Cheese
Layer In Your Onions, Bacon and Cheese
Ready For The Oven
Ready For The Oven
Absolutely Delicious Relblochon and Pancetta Quiche
Absolutely Delicious Relblochon and Pancetta Quiche
Dreamy Cheesy Quiche
Dreamy Cheesy Quiche