Recipe from Garden Fresh Foodie
Editor’s note: This plant-based recipe for Crustless Quinoa Quiche makes a healthy brunch, lunch, or appetizer people will love. With quinoa, this dish is high in plant-based protein, and it’s also gluten-free and freezes well. Enjoy.
Crustless Quinoa Quiche
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Number of servings: 8
Per Serving 218 calories
Fat 5 g
Carbs 37 g
Protein 8 g
- 3 cups cooked quinoa, cooled and set aside (can be done ahead of time)-or 2 cups of soaked quinoa, cooked in 4 cups water (you will have left over)
- 4 flax eggs=1/4 cup flax meal and ¾ cup water, mix and let sit until thickened, about 5-10 minutes
- ½ cup almond milk + 2 tbsp
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 8 oz kale blanched in boil water until bright green, roughly 8 cups packed, de-stemed
- ½ cup minced red onion
- ½ cup minced celery
- 1½ cups peeled, chopped sweet potato (8 oz)
- 1 tsp kosher/sea salt
- 1 tbsp dried oregano, or 3 tbsp fresh
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Make quinoa. To make, soak 2 cups quinoa for 4-8 hours, rinse and drain. Place in pot with 4 cups water, bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook until water is absorbed or tender, about 10 minutes (check taste after 10 minutes, if done, drain out extra water). You will have left over quinoa, so use for salads throughout the week.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Mix flax meal and water and let it sit.
- Blanch kale in boiling water, drain, and rough chop.
- Combine kale, celery, onion, potato, and seasoning into a food processor, and pulse until combined.
- In a large bowl, add quinoa, almond milk, flax eggs, and processed veggie mixture, stir until combined.
- Pour mixture into a smallish baking pan, about a 7×12, or whatever seems to fit your amount. I have tripled this and made a 9×13 pan plus able to make bite size appetizers.
- To make appetizer-sized portions, use cookie scoop and place balls onto a silpat, or parchment paper. You will cook these for less time, about 20 minutes until balls brown slightly up and become somewhat firm (enough that they hold together).
• High in fiber-great for digestive health, lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, regulates blood sugar and prevent spikes
• Vegan and gluten free-fights inflammation in the body
• Cholesterol free, great for heart health and diabetes
• High in plant-based protein-great for repairing tissues
• Great source of plant-based calcium, 26% (eat those greens!) good for strong bones, teeth
• Great source of potassium-625 mg, important for kidney & nervous system function, regulating blood pressure
• High in Vitamin A, 470% DV-great for bone, dental, skin, and eye health as well as regulating blood pressure
• Good source of plant-based iron, better source for the body, 20% DV-important for oxygenation of blood
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