Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Recipe of the Week: Garden "Green Monster" Quiche
We finally found a good and delicious recipe to use our beautiful Swiss Chard in: quiche! Zach calls this the "Green Monster" quiche because it includes a super nutritious blend of kale, spinach, and chard, mixed with some red pepper, mushrooms, garlic and onions, eggs and cheese.
Chard, spinach, and kale are all rich in antioxidants and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and K. Throw in the onion and the garlic, and you've just added a healthy dose of antiseptic properties that will help your body detox, optimize digestion, and cleanse your blood. Mushrooms pack a good amount of folate, potassium, zinc, selenium, copper, and vitamin B6. And eggs? Well, eggs have suffered the misfortune of being linked to high cholesterol. But consumed in moderation, eggs are a great source of choline, protein, and lutein.
I hope you'll try this recipe out. It's not only easy to make and tasty to eat, it's also a dish filled with goodness your body will thank you for.
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
6 white mushrooms, sliced thinly
1/4 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
4 cups fresh swiss chard, chopped and packed loosely
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped (or 8oz frozen chopped spinach)
1 cup fresh kale, chopped (or 8oz frozen chopped kale)
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup of greek yogurt (you can also substitute with sour cream or mayonnaise)
1/2 cup of milk
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 (9-inch) deep pie shell
Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
In a large skillet, cook garlic and onion until fragrant.
Add mushrooms, bell peppers, and then add kale, spinach, and chard. Cook until wilted.
In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt and milk until smooth. Whisk in eggs.
Layer green monster vegetable mix in pie shell. Pour egg mixture over.
Cover quiche with foil, and place quiche on cookie sheet (in case of overflow).
Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes.
Remove cover, bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until top is golden brown.