Classic Vegetable Quiche.
When we had our Deli in our Natural food Store a long, long time ago, we used to make our Classic Vegetable Quiche and a turkey vegetable version as well that was a variation of a recipe in the old Deaf Smith Cookbook! Now you know how long ago this was, around 35-40 years! We sold the whole quiches and pie pieces as well and they got rave reviews from our entire natural foods community; needless to say, they were a hit! I recently pulled that old cookbook out just to remind me of the basic recipe and the alterations I made to it. I’m serving it tonight as dinner for my daughter who also worked in the deli. My Classic Vegetable Quiche is a delicious lacto-vegetarian main that you will want to make time and again! You can add cooked turkey, chicken or even tofu for added protein but I prefer it as classic vegetarian. Enjoy with a fresh green salad!
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
First make a crust, this is super easy to make:
In a large pie plate, combine 1&1/4 pastry flour(or gluten free option), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup olive oil. Mix it in the pie plate with a fork; then press the dough evenly on the bottom and sides, flute edges and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine:
7 eggs, beaten
2 cups shredded cheese, I suggest cheddar and Swiss
1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon each ground cumin, marjoram leaves and basil leaves
Mix well until smooth with a fork or whisk and set aside
In a medium fry pan with a bit of olive oil, slightly sauté for 2 minutes:
1/2 large organic leek, sliced
6-8 organic mushrooms of choice, sliced
4-5 red or yellow organic baby bell peppers, sliced
Season with a dash each of salt, Aleppo pepper flakes and marjoram leaves and set aside
In the bottom of the pie shell add:
1 cup organic broccoli florets
1 cup chopped organic spinach
Mix in the sautéed vegetables
Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and mix in evenly and gently
Pop the quiche in the oven and bake for 60 minutes until set puffed up and browned
Remove from oven and let rest
Serve my Classic Vegetable Quiche with a fresh green salad and a good glass of wine! Enjoy!
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