Meatless Monday Recipes: Cauliflower Quiche courtesy of inSHAPE

You’ve probably noticed that we love eggs as part of our approach to Meatless Monday. Raising hens is a perfectly humane and nutritionally logical way to be committed to good food that doesn’t harm animals or your body. We love quiche because it’s easy, but this recipe challenged us a bit.

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You’ve probably noticed that we love eggs as part of our approach to Meatless Monday. Raising hens is a perfectly humane and nutritionally logical way to be committed to good food that doesn’t harm animals or your body. We love quiche because it’s easy, but this recipe challenged us a bit. We wanted to replace most of the fatty dairy with cauliflower puree, so we had to tinker with the egg mixture too. Check it out: the recipe is still doable in less than an hour, and it’s a family friendly meal that you can enjoy anytime!

Cauliflower Quiche
Cauliflower Quiche

Ingredients:

  • Half a head of cauliflower
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 /2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk or milk sub
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped kale (or spinach)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pie crust (see note below)

Preparation:

Boil water, butter and salt in a large sauce pot over high heat. Drop cauliflower in and cook until tender, about 8-9 minutes. Drain then set aside to cool for a bit.

Separate eggs and chop your greens. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and when ready precook your pie crust as directed (see notes).

After cauliflower has cooled a bit, purée them in food processor then mix in milk (and perhaps a little extra butter!). Add purée to egg yolks, nutmeg, salt and pepper and mix well. With a spoon, fold in chopped greens then set aside.

In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold whites into custard mixture then pour into the ready to bake pie crust.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool for 10 and serve.

Note: Like most home cooks, we have a love/hate relationship with pie crusts. We sometimes just breakdown and buy them ready made, but when we get ambitious, we go with this recipe. It’s just time after all!

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