Quinoa Crust Vegetable Quiche

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Quinoa Crust Vegetable Quiche

This quiche is loaded with veggies and swaps the traditional pastry for a quinoa crust that adds nutrition, texture, and an appealing aesthetic to the dish.

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked tri-color quinoa, chilled
  • ¾ tablespoons black pepper, divided
  • 7 large eggs, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup 2% milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° and spray an 8” pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cooked quinoa, ¼ teaspoon pepper and 1 beaten egg. Press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes, then allow to cool.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350°
  • In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the broccoli, onion and bell pepper. Sauté until tender, then add the spinach and cook until wilted. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining 6 eggs, salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, cheese and milk. Add vegetable mixture to eggs and stir. Pour mixture into the cooled quinoa crust. Bake 45-50 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow quiche to sit for about 10 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve. Refrigerate leftovers up to three days.
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