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Quiche with Quinoa Crust

We’ve all heard of the “coolest thing since sliced bread”, but using uncooked quinoa as a crust for a quiche was a first!  Not only is quinoa a complete protein, but for our gluten-free readers who prefer a quiche with a crust, here is your solution!  Even though I have made this recipe several times, I am still intrigued by the process of simply pouring the rinsed, uncooked quinoa in last knowing it will, without fail, sink to the bottom and cook effortlessly.  An easy weeknight dinner just got easier.  

 

 

 

Quiche With Quinoa Crust
Serves 6
Skip the store-bought crust with all the fillers and enjoy this one-step crust for your homemade quiche.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
270 calories
18 g
268 g
14 g
18 g
6 g
263 g
443 g
2 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
263g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270
Calories from Fat 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
22%
Saturated Fat 6g
31%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 268mg
89%
Sodium 443mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
24%
Vitamin C
153%
Calcium
33%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  2. 8 eggs
  3. 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  4. 3 cloves chopped garlic
  5. 1/3 cup chopped onion (I used red but any will do)
  6. 1 small to medium head of broccoli, chopped
  7. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  8. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  9. 1 cup shredded cheese (of your choice)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray 9" pie baking dish.
  3. Rinse quinoa.
  4. Saute onion and garlic, adding garlic for the last minute.
  5. Steam broccoli.
  6. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, almond milk, salt, and pepper.
  7. Mix in garlic, onion and broccoli.
  8. Pour into pie dish.
  9. Add quinoa and gently wiggle dish so quinoa sinks to the bottom.
  10. Cover and bake for 45 minutes or until just lightly set.
  11. Remove cover and sprinkle with cheese.
  12. Bake uncovered another 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  13. Let sit for five minutes before serving.
Notes
  1. As with any quiche, select what fillings sound delicious to you. Spinach, onion and feta. Swiss chard, jalapeno, red pepper and cheddar. Broccoli, onion and garlic. Add bell peppers, kale or tomatoes. The possibilities are endless.
Adapted from Whole Foods
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calories
270
fat
14g
protein
18g
carbs
18g
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Adapted from Whole Foods
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