People put quiche on such a pedestal; putting fancy ingredients (I can’t afford fancy mushrooms, sorry) or meats I don’t regularly buy (I’m looking at you, ham). It’s something you only have for breakfast or brunch and is usually perceived as fattening.
Well, my quiche lives on no such pedestal. Quiche is my one stop shop for my veggie odds and ends. My veggie quiches are always packed with greens, onions, and whatever else we’ve got in the fridge that will work well baked or sauteed.
For instance, I bought a bunch of beets at the farmer’s market this morning. Rather than rip off the beet greens and throw them out, I thought they would be perfect for the quiche. I rough chopped their leaves and diced the stalks. Random bunch of scallions? Add that too! Those sweet peppers from my CSA box that they send by the handful? Sure!
The best thing about my quiche is that it’s never the same. There’s always a new combination of vegetables waiting in fridge for me to use and experiment with. Another great thing, the recipe I use debunks the whole “quiche is too rich and fattening” myth. I only use one whole egg and three egg whites. I don’t top it cheese unless I have it (which is not that often). Guilt and worry over.
The recipe below is flexible for you to adapt to whatever you have filling-wise. It’s a good rule of thumb to always start with a onion-type vegetable and garlic, add any vegetables that need more time to saute (peppers, carrots, celery, mushrooms), then add the greens last. Depending on how much I have, I usually go with 2 different kinds of greens.
So when you’re staring inside your fridge and thinking “What I am going to do with a few leaves of this and half of this?” Put it in a quiche!