Oh do I love quiche? Yes I love it very much especially the unhealthy types like quiche Lorraine, gimme please! However in real life we can not always eat what we love (if we want to watch our health and body of course!). Therefore, we need to come up with alternatives that are as tasty and delicious but also good for us! If you are looking for something similar too, look no further! I have found just the recipe for you!
This quiche is delicious, healthy and super easy to make! With a nice side salad of rocket, cabbage, cucumber and some spring onion it makes a perfect lunch or dinner! Or if you are into salty breakfast, that too of course.
It is such a healthy and easy dish since it has a base of veggies. This makes it suitable for multiple dietary requirements and gluten free! Looking at nutritional values, it is free from processed ingredients and contains loads of vitamins A&B, potassium, fibre and protein but most importantly, it is packed with TASTE! Tired of the sweet potato crust? Try to replace it with a beet crust! Yes, it actually tastes delicious too!
Oh and did I mention that this makes a perfect holiday side dish or bite as well? You can basically put in anything you want or like (as long as it is healthy heeee!). I like to make this dish when I don't have that much time to cook as it is a fast prep plus some oven time in which you can do other stuff or just wait till it's ready of course. Also easy to take with you and delicious to eat cold as well? Need I say more? Yes! The recipe please....
Prep time: 15 min - Cook time: 40 min - Total time: 55 min - Serves: 4
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (or antoher oil like avocado or olive for example)
- 6 eggs
- 200g cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup of parsley
- 1 small red onion
- 100g broccoli (steamed)
- 1/2 orange pepper
- 1 zucchini
- 2 garlic cloves
- Pepper and salt to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (C).
2. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop them in thin slices either with a good knife or a mandoline.
3. Coat the sweet potatoes with the tablespoon of coconut oil.
4. Layer the sweet potato slices in your baking try or skillet, layer them in a fan like shape to the slices overlap each other, forming the base of the quiche.
5. Cut the remaining slices of sweet potato in half, this will form the 'sides' of the quiche, place them again in a fan like shape.
6. Add some pepper, salt and a chopped garlic clove to the base of your quiche and bake this for about 20 minutes.
7. Meanwhile, chop the parsley, onion, pepper, remaining garlic in small cubes. And cut the broccoli and slightly steam it.
8. In a bowl, whisk the eggs with some salt and pepper to taste, add in the cottage cheese and the chopped veggies plus the steamed broccoli.
9. After 20 minutes, get the sweet potato base out of the oven and gently pour in the egg mixture. Place it back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
NOTE: - Replace any of the veggies that you don't like with other veggies, spinach is also great!
- Not a hughe fan of cottage cheese? Replace this by using 3 egg whites.
- Perfect for leftovers! Store it tightly covered in your fridge for up to 3/4 days.
- Or freeze it! You can store it for up to 2 months! Let it defrost overnight and heat it again in in the oven on 180 degrees for about 15/20 minutes.