Italian style vegetarian quiche

Italian style vegetarian quiche


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

alida Kent, England, UK

Serves: 6 

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

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. 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.
  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 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 washed spinach and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Whizz the spinach and onion in a food processor till smooth. Add a knob of butter, the eggs, Parmesan, salt and pepper, the chopped dill and the 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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