This month is already beaming with surprises. I love this time of year so much! There are celebrations everywhere. Graduations, outdoor festivals, weddings, and bridal showers are all on the calendar for this month and I will be sure to share them with you. Spring is in full bloom!
As I sit outside typing away, I feel a breeze that is just lightly brushing my skin and the sun is warming my core. A day like today calls for brunch outdoors with friends and family. I have the best Quiche recipe for you and your loved ones to enjoy. It will not disappoint. This is easy to throw together, healthy for our bodies and your guests will love it. It is delicious to they eyes and mouth. Feel free to mix in different vegetables. Just use the same egg and milk ratio.
This filling can be used for 8 smaller Quiche or one large Quiche. I am using a store-bought pie dough. There is a time and place for making pie shells but not today! It is too beautiful outside to be stuck in the kitchen cooking all day.
8 ounces chopped mushrooms
1 small shallot minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic minced
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
6 large egg whites
1/2 cup milk
1 cup grated Gruyère cheese plus extra for sprinkling on the top
1 Pie shell
Warm your olive oil in a saute pan and add the mushrooms and shallots. Saute until the mushrooms are soft and then add the garlic and spinach. Remove from the heat after a minute and the spinach is wilted. Let this completely cool. In a separate large bowl, mix your egg whites, milk, cup of Gruyère cheese and a pinch or two of salt and pepper. Add your cooled mushroom and spinach mixture to the eggs. Pour your filling into the pie shell or shells and sprinkle the top with your remaining cheese. Bake the smaller Quiche for 20-25 minutes and the larger Quiche for 35-40 minutes or until the egg is cooked through but don’t overcook the eggs.
There really is no need to have a pie shell if you are looking to leave out a few extra calories. You can cook the filling in a glass pie dish but it will not take as long!
Serve this with your favorite fruits and a mimosa. Here is to more beautiful days to come and healthy eating. Cheers!