Italian style vegetarian quiche

    1 hour 10 min

    This Italian vegetarian quiche is nice warm or cold. Very nutritious and tasty, it makes a lovely vegetarian meal.

    Kent, England, UK
    4 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 200g fresh spinach
    • 1 knob butter
    • 5 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 bunch fresh dill, chopped
    • 500g ricotta cheese
    • For the pastry
    • 100g butter, chilled
    • 200g plain flour
    • 50ml cold water

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Let's start with the pastry: take the butter out of the fridge and dice it. Add the flour and incorporate the butter well and add enough cold water to get a nice smooth dough. Shape it into a ball and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    3. Take the pastry out of the fridge and flatten it with the help of a rolling pin. Then lay it over a round quiche dish or flan tin. Pinch the base all over with a fork.
    4. Bake the pastry for 20 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4 until lightly golden.
    5. Put onion in a large pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and fry it until translucent. Add the spinach and cook for 10 minutes.
    6. Whiz the spinach and onion in a food processor till smooth. Add a knob of butter, eggs, Parmesan, salt and pepper, dill and ricotta. Stir it all well in and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Pour mixture over the hot pastry case.
    7. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, turning the oven temperature down to 160 C / Gas 3.

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