Asparagus Quiche Quick and Easy Recipe
The great thing about asparagus quiche is that it is rich in essential nutrients, easy to prepare, and you can add many things to make it taste even more delicious!
Before You Start
In order to make a great-tasting asparagus quiche recipe, you need to know some things about how to buy, store, and prepare the asparagus. No matter what size asparagus you choose, select brightly colored stalks, with tips that are tightly closed. Asparagus is grown in sandy soil, so if you do not plan to use the asparagus right away, wash it thoroughly, and stand the stalks upright in a glass of cold water. You can treat your asparagus like a fresh bouquet of flowers, snipping off just a little from the bottom of the stalk, to absorb the cold water. Cover the tips loosely with a plastic wrap, and they can be stored until you are ready to use them.
How you prepare asparagus can depend on the asparagus size. The smallest spears of asparagus will only need to have the bottoms trimmed off before cooking. The larger stalks will need to have the bottoms snapped off. Just grasp the stalk with both hands, and bend the bottom portion until it snaps off. If you would like to include the tougher part of the stalk in the recipe for its nutritional value, it can be peeled before cooking. Asparagus has many vitamins and minerals, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and folic acid, so it is a very rich source of essential nutrients.
Asparagus Quiche Recipe
- 1 pound fresh asparagus – trim and cut into ½ inch pieces
- (2) eight inch unbaked pie shells
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ cups Half-and Half cream
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Place asparagus into steamer, covering with about an inch of boiling water, cover.
Steam asparagus until tender, but firm (approximately 2-6 minutes). Drain and cool
Brush pie shells with beaten egg white
Layer cooled asparagus into pie crust
In medium bowl, beat eggs, cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
Sprinkle Swiss cheese over asparagus in crust
Pour egg mixture on top of the cheese
Bake uncovered in preheated oven approximately 34-40 minutes or until firm.
Allow to cool until room temperature to serve (may be served cold also)
This recipe yields (2) eight inch quiches, serving approximately 8-10 people
This is a basic vegetarian asparagus quiche recipe, but the fun thing is that you can add and substitute many ingredients.
Asparagus Quiche Extras
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You don’t have to stop at asparagus on its own. To make Asparagus quiche fuller and more interesting, you can add cheddar cheese, mushrooms, red peppers, onions, and garlic. When adding extra vegetables, steam them first until tender and drain before adding to the quiche. The combined weight of different ingredients should be approximately 1 pound all together.
Vegan Asparagus Quiche
To make vegan asparagus quiche the recipe is the same, except you substitute the milk and eggs and use vegetarian product instead.
Milk and egg substitutes
For the eggs, Silken Tofu can be substituted. You will use ¼ cup of Silken Tofu for each egg used, or you can use egg substitute. Any dairy-free cheeses may be used, and spices to taste.
Non-vegetarian Asparagus Quiche
For non-vegetarian Asparagus Quiche you can add bacon or ham. If meat is added, make sure that it is pre-cooked and drained if necessary. Again the combined weight of different ingredients should be approximately 1 pound all together.
Basic Pie Crust For Asparagus Quiche Recipe
Asparagus Quiche Ingredients:
- 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup margarine or vegan margarine
- 5-6 teaspoons ice-cold water
Asparagus Quiche cooking instructions
Using medium bowl, stir together flour and salt
Cut in margarine with pastry blender until mixture is similar to coarse crumbs
Sprinkle in cold water (1 tablespoon at a time), mixing gently with a for after each tablespoon until the pastry starts to hold together
Shape the pastry into a ball with your hands
Divide the ball into halves, and shape the two into balls
On a lightly floured waxed paper surface, roll the ball with a lightly floured rolling pin until it is about 1/8 inch thick (the rolled pastry should be a bit larger than the pie plate)
With scissors or a sharp knife, trim pastry edges from pie plate, and press thumb or index finger firmly around the outer rim
Quick and Easy Tip
My quiche pie crust recipe is easy to make, but you don’t have to make the pie crust yourself. To save time the easiest way to make this delicious asparagus quiche recipe is to buy already made pie crusts.
Serving Asparagus quiche
Asparagus quiche is great to serve at any meal time. Asparagus quiche is ideal with salads, baked potatoes or rice. Asparagus in a quiche is delicious, and you can add to the flavour by combining asparagus with other ingredients that your family likes. This way the whole family get to eat healthy, nutritional asparagus in a meal that tastes great! Enjoy!
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