Monday, October 24, 2011

Quinoa & Kale Crustless Quiche

This is my absolute favorite recipe to date on this blog.  Seriously, it is so so so good, I beg you to whip it up  yourself.  In this post, I told you about my obsession with kale and cheese, and in this one, you read about my love of the egg.  All these favorites combine for the perfect slice of deliciousness.  We enjoyed it for dinner first, and breakfast the next morning.  Rich kale, gooey sharp cheese, wholesome quinoa, carmelized onions, binding eggs.... If you are on the kale fence, as I hear many of you are, this is the dish to try it in.  I want to go make another right now!  Thank you @Food52!

Quinoa & Kale Crustless Quiche
Courtesy of Food52
Makes About 6 slices

  • 1/2 cup quinoaAsk the
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  • 1 cup water or stock (veggie or chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small bunch (2 cups) kale
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of sharp cheese, such as white cheddar or gouda 
  • 3 ounces of cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
    • Preheat oven to 350 and butter or spray a 9" pie dish. Rinse the quinoa. Combine the quinoa and water or stock in a pot. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat and then reduce to a simmer for about twenty minutes. Set aside. 
    • Meanwhile, start to caramelize the onions. Heat the olive oil in a large saute on medium heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the onions. Slowly cook until  soft and browned.
    • Transfer the onions to large bowl. Add the kale into the hot onion pan. On medium heat, cook until the kale is wilted but still bright green, about two minutes.
    • Add the kale, quinoa, garlic, cream cheese and cheddar to the onions. Stir until mixed.
    • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs until well combined. Pour over the quinoa/kale mixture. Stir until the egg clings to the greens. Add salt and pepper.
    • Pour the mixture in the prepared pie dish. Bake for about 35- 45 minutes, until the top is golden and the pie has started to pull away from the edge of the baking dish.


      1. I am telling myself that you posted this one (veggie and crustless/gluten-free) just for me. Yum - can't wait to try it!


      2. thanks for giving my recipe a try! I hope you are still enjoying it, even almost a year later.


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