Quinoa Crustless Ham and Kale Quiche

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Patty Bronson

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@Patty57

Quinoa is such a versatile grain. I use it as a filler in a lot of recipes. In this recipe, I've used the Red Quinoa as it holds up a little better than the white. You could use broccoli, seafood, leftover turkey. Endless options.

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Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    pre-cooked quinoa, cooled (1 c quinoa to 1 1/2 c liquid)
  • 1
    small onion, diced
  • 1/2 c
    rough, chopped mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 c
    diced ham
  • 1 1/2 c
    cheese, (I used Swiss but use whatever you have)
  • 3 c
    finely chopped kale or spinach (raw)
  • 1/2 tsp
    herbs de provence (Oregon flavor rack)
  • 1/2 tsp
    Oregon garlic lover's garlic (Oregon flavor rack)
  • 4 Tbsp
    sour cream
  • 8
    eggs (or use the equivalent of egg beaters or a mix of the two)
  • 2 Tbsp
    Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    Parmesan cheese and parsley to garnish (opt)

How to Make Quinoa Crustless Ham and Kale Quiche

Step-by-Step

  1. Put the cooled quinoa in a mixing bowl (I usually make it the night before). Add eggs, cheese, sour cream, spices, garlic, Dijon mustard, and pepper. If you've salted the water your Quinoa was cooked in I would hold off on adding salt to the mix.
  2. Heat olive oil in large fry pan, saute' onions till they start to caramelize. Add mushrooms and saute for a few minutes. Add ham and kale (or spinach). Cook till kale starts to wilt, 3 - 4 minutes. Let the mix cool slightly before adding to Quinoa egg mix.
  3. Pour into a well greased (I used the Pam Baking spray) 8 x 8 baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees (note: cooking times may vary). Run a knife into the center to check for doneness. Top with shredded Parmesan and parsley sprinkles. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before cutting to serve. If serving for breakfast add some cut fruit to the dish.

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About Quinoa Crustless Ham and Kale Quiche

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Collection: Christmas 2.0
Other Tag: Healthy




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