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Spinach Quinoa Crustless Quiche

Spinach Quiche is crust-less quiche prepared with savory custard,quinoa spinach and cheese. Loaded with egg and quinoa, this a great protein rich meal. This Quiche goes well during any meal.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Quinoa - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Olive oil - 2tbsp
  • Spinach - 2 cups washed and roughly chopped
  • Onion - 1
  • Cheddar cheese - 1/2 cup
  • Cream cheese - 4 tbsp
  • Egg - 4
  • Salt and pepper - as needed
  • Brown sugar - pinch optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit and place a butter paper/parchement in cake pan and butter/spray the cake pan (original recipe called for pie dish, I didn't have pie dish so I used my 9 inch cake pan instead). I cut the parchment more than dimension of cake pan as I was worried about unfolding the quiche but it was very easy so its not required
  • Wash and rinse the quinoa. In a sauce pan add quinoa and water and bring to boil on medium heat. Simmer and cook till its done; switch off and set aside
  • In a separate pan add little olive oil and sauté the onions on medium heat till its done. Add Brown sugar and mix well, and cook for 30 seconds and switch off
  • Set aside. Meanwhile, start to caramelize the onions. Heat the olive oil in a large saute on medium heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the onions. Slowly cook until the onions are soft and browned. Remove the onions from the pan, and place them in a large mixing bowl
  • Rinse the spinach well in water. Boil water with pinch of sugar and salt. Add the spinach to the boiling water. Cook and switch off the flame, after 3-5 mins drain and quickly pour cold water over the spinach. Allow the spinach to cool and squeeze out all extra liquid using hand/sieve/ clean dish towel (I used my hands as it wotk best). Add the spinach, cooked quinoa, cream cheese and cheddar to the mixing bowl and combine well
  • In a separate small bowl whisk the eggs and beat well; add it to the quinoa-spinach mixture along with salt and pepper. Mix gently untill everything is combined
  • Pour the mixture in the prepared cake pan. Bake for about 44- 46 minutes (mine got done after 44 minutes) until the top is golden and the quiche has started to pull away from the edge of the baking dish. Serve it hot/warm according to the preference
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  1.  Garlic can be sautéd with onion for extra flavor
  2. Kale or any other fresh/frozen vegetable can be used instead of spinach
  3.  Spice Powder like Cumin, cayenne, coriander, etc can be used for extra flavoring. Indian spice mix like garam Masala, pav bhaji, channa Masala, coriander Powder, rajma Masala Powder, etc. Can also be used
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