Crustless Zucchini Blossom Quiche
Looking for a low carb quiche? This crustless quiche is so delicious, creamy, and loaded with vegetables, and topped with zucchini blossoms and dollops of herbed ricotta.
This quiche is delicious…it can be served for brunch or any meal…
– How I came up with this recipe?
This recipe was created because I wanted to use up the zucchini blossoms and the leftover herbed ricotta used in Air Fried Zucchini Blossom with Ricotta and Mozzarella Cheese recipe. The good thing is that I was able to use them all in one recipe.
– Why this quiche is so easy to make.
First, because there is no crust, so you will not have to hustle in making the dough, which can be time consuming.
Second, just layer all the ingredients into a deep dish, steam and you are ready to serve the most beautiful and delicious quiche.
– What substitutions can I make?
Of course, substitutions are allowed…instead of spinach you can add zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, and so on, just make sure to sauté before to remove the excess of water from the vegetables.
– Like it richer?
Yes, substitute milk with heavy cream, or half and half…you make the decision.
– Are you ready to try this recipe out?
- 3 extra-large or jumbo eggs
- ¼ onion chopped
- Handful of spinach leaves
- Cherry tomatoes, cut into half
- Milk (double measurement from the eggs)
- Zucchini blossoms (6-7)
- Herbed ricotta, recipe HERE
- Fresh thyme to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil
In a small frying pan, sauté onion and spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside once the spinach is wilted.
Beat the eggs and pass through a sieve into a measuring cup. Take a mental note of the volume.
In another measuring cup pour milk, double of egg volume. For instance, if the volume of the eggs is 120 ml, use 240 ml of milk.
Mix the milk and egg together. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
Coat a deep dish of approximately 21 cm (8 ½ inches) with butter.
Spread evenly the sauté spinach with onion. Gently pour the egg and milk mixture into the dish.
Topped with sliced cherry tomatoes, thyme, zucchini blossoms and finalize with dollops of herbed ricotta.
Steam under high heat for 4 minutes. Turn the heat off and let it sit for 14 minutes covered.
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