If you are interested in having a light meal, then this is the recipe for you. Quiche is usually served as brunch, but this should not limit you having it as breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even as a snack.
This meal is believed to be French and it was invented in the 1920s in Alsace-Lorraine. It is a delicious mixture of eggs, cream, and cheese, and can be easily combined with meat, fish, or vegetables, and the whole mixture is surrounded by a shell made of tasty pastry dough.
After the holiday season when we stuff our body with all sorts of caloric foods, the recipe for quiche will be very refreshing in your daily menu. Plus, it is packed with valuable nutrients that your body highly needs. Introduce nutritious meals in your diet and the quiche recipe would for sure be one of your best options. It is abundant in proteins and the content of eggs will contribute to a valuable content of essential minerals and vitamins. In order to make it more nutritious introduce fiber such as broccoli, kale, spinach, zucchinis, peppers, tomatoes, butternut squash, and mushrooms.
The pastry can be easily replaced with sweet potatoes making your quiche recipe free of gluten. The crust made of sweet potatoes will contain less fat, less carbs, but for sure will be with more nutrients. Moreover, it will be delicious and at the same time very healthy.
In order to make it you will need less than 20 minutes, and additional 35 minutes for baking. The preparation is easy and you will like it a lot and as well as your loved ones. Here is the recipe:
Recipe of Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust
2 sweet potatoes (medium size)
4 eggs (large)
2 egg whites (large)
Half a cup of red onion, sliced
1 (5-oz.) bag of fresh baby spinach
Half a cup of whole milk
A quarter teaspoon of kosher salt
A quarter teaspoon of black pepper, freshly ground
A quarter teaspoon of red pepper, crushed
1.5 ounces or 1/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese
Method of Preparation:
First you need to preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare the sweet potatoes by peeling them and cutting them into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Next, grease a 9-inch pie plate with avocado oil, and on its bottom and sides of the plate lay the slices of sweet potatoes so that they are slightly overlapping. Once properly laid brush the potato slices with avocado oil, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove them from the oven and set the plate on a wire rack to cool off.
Turn on the oven at a temperature of 375°F. Meanwhile place the onion slices in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat with a teaspoon of avocado oil and sauté for 3 minutes. Then, include the spinach and sauté for additional 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and set it aside to cool off.
Now, in a medium bowl, nicely combine the eggs, egg whites, milk, salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Place the spinach mixture onto the cooled sweet potato crust, and then pour over it the egg mixture, and in the end sprinkle feta on top of it.
Bake this meal at 375°F for 35 minutes, and after that period remove it from the oven and let it stand for 5 minutes. Now, this amazing meal is ready to serve!
If you want to have a dairy-free meal you can use unsweetened almond milk instead of regular milk. The feta cheese can be easily replaced with vegan feta cheese mix or kalamata olives.
This recipe is ideal for your guests or for your dinner party, picnic or afternoon tea, at any occasion it would be a great choice.
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