Vegetarian Quiche

In the mood for a mouth watering savoury bake? This vegetarian quiche recipe combines healthy, fresh flavours with beautiful golden brown pastry.
Vegetarian Quiche
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Serves
4
Cooking Time
60 mins
Cuisine
International

Ingredients for pastry crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 120g margarine
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Some ice water

Ingredients for filling

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced thickly
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1 zucchini, sliced thinly
  • 1 leek, sliced thinly
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper

Instructions to prepare pastry crust:

  1. Combine flour, margarine, salt, egg yolk, and water in a food processor for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
  2. Extract dough from food processor and kneed the dough until it becomes firm.
  3. Add more ice water (if necessary) to bind ingredients together.
  4. Wrap the dough in a plastic bag and chill for 2 hours.
  5. Roll the dough into an 8-inch quiche pan.
  6. Blind bake the pastry for about 20 minutes at 180°C.
  7. Note: Blind make simply means baking the pie crust without any filling.

Instruction to prepare quiche:

  1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan.
  2. Fry tomatoes, bell pepper, zucchini, leek, and onions lightly and individually in a frying pan.
  3. Set each one aside.
  4. Beat the eggs with the cream until it is thick and frothy.
  5. Add parsley, cayenne and salt and pepper to the egg and cream mixture.
  6. Fill the quiche crust with vegetable layer by layer.
  7. Slowly pour in the custard.
  8. Bake the quiche for about 40 minutes at 180°C until they firm up.
  9. Use a bamboo skewer or toothpick to test texture inside. If mostly solid, it is cooked.
  10. Slice a piece and serve.

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