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Pamper yourself on Holiday lunches with Almond Crust Vegetable Quiche

Fridays are holidays here and its time when the family unwinds and does look forward to a lunch that means 'together time' and that also means a table full of delicious food and loads of laughter ...I have always wanted to make a gluten free crust since there are certain advised restrictive diets amongst family members and I wanted to cook something that is healthy and which everyone could eat .

The Almond crust Vegetable Quiche is a perfect way to start conversations , hear mmm's around the table and see dishes being cleaned up !

Ingredients :

For the Pie Crust:

2 1/2 cups Almond flour , grind blanched skinned almonds

1/4 cup ghee , solid and then melted

1 tsp dried herbs

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 no. large egg

For the Filling:

1 no. large onion , chopped

2-3 pods of garlic, minced

1 cup milk

3 nos. eggs

1/2 cup cream(optional)

Chopped vegetables of your choice : brocolli, peas, corn, mixed bell peppers , asparagus , spinach , etc

Grated cheese of your choice

1/2 tsp nutmeg

salt and pepper to taste

To prepare:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 177 deg C and line a pie pan with parchment paper or grease very well.

  2. Combine the flour , dried herbs and salt and mix well.

  1. Add the egg and ghee and mix well into a dough.

  1. Press into the bottom of the pie pan and flute the edges too. Make sure its evenly pressed .

  2. Fork the base .

  3. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes and keep aside when done . This is the pre baking stage .

  4. Heat oil in a pan and add minced garlic . When slightly browned add chopped onions.

  5. When the onions start to brown , add the rest of the vegetables and cook.

  6. Beat the eggs well and combine with the milk and cream(optional) . Add salt , nutmeg and pepper. Mix it with the vegetables.

  7. Sprinkle grated cheese on top.

  1. Pour into the crust mould and place back in the oven for 30-40 minutes.

Serve warm with a salad and your favourite glass of champagne , riesling , beaujolais or sauvignon blanc.


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