Quiche is typically not a healthy meal- it’s usually loaded with heavy cream, half and half, butter, cheese, and sometimes bacon or ham. This Quinoa Crusted Quiche with Roasted Tomatoes and Thyme is super healthful and rich in protein and antioxidants! The quinoa crust holds its form with the help of omega-3 rich flax meal, and the eggy center is dairy-free. This quinoa crusted quiche can also be meal prepped for a week of healthy breakfasts that you can simply heat and eat.
What (your ingredients):
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
2 tablespoons flax meal
4 tablespoons water
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 teaspoon olive oil
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk or Ripple (pea protein milk)
Cooking oil spray
How (your directions):
Preheat oven to 425 °F.
Add 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water to a large sauté pan. Set heat to high, bring to a boil, then cover, turn heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, add cherry tomatoes to a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and thyme. Roast at 425 °F for 15 minutes.
Add flax meal and 4 tablespoons water to a large bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
To another large bowl, add eggs, salt, pepper, and dairy-free milk. Whisk to combine.
When the quinoa has finished cooking, add quinoa to the bowl with the flax meal. Stir to combine.
Spritz a tart pan or pie dish with avocado oil to prevent quinoa crust from sticking. Add quinoa and flax mixture to the pie dish, then press evenly into dish and up the sides to create a crust.
When the tomatoes have finished roasting, place them evenly on top of quinoa crust.
Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F.
Pour egg mixture over the tomatoes.
Bake the quiche for 35 minutes.
Serve hot or warm!
Why (the science): Roasted tomatoes are high in lycopene, which is especially healthful for men in helping reduce the risk of prostate cancer.