07 January 2014

Spinach and Ricotta Quiche

Let's gonna start the new year with a savory recipe, I guess the most of you have been eating great meals and hopefully a lot of sweets, just like me! So today I come with this quiche also suitable for vegetarians. 
I hope you enjoyed your Christmas days and you had a wonderful start of the year. I spent most of the days in my town with my family and friends, and the New Year's eve in the Netherlands. Tell me, what's about your days? and your new year's wishes? I promiss myself once year again eat more healthy, so I think last weekend I did it well and I had this quiche which has one of my favorite veggies. This is a nice way to eat Popeye's favorite meal.
Spinach and Ricotta Quiche
Makes 8 serves
250 g plain flour
125 g cold butter, cubed
2 egg yolks
a pinch of salt

Mix the butter and the flour in a food processor until to breadcrumbs. You can also use your hands, actually I did it. Add the egg yolks and the salt and mix until well combined. If it's necessary you can add some water to the mixture, in my case was not necessary. Shape the dough into a ball, and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least for 30 minutes.

250 g ricotta cheese
4 eggs
300 g fresh spinach
1 small onion finely chopped
1 clove fresh garlic minced
60 g nuts
100 g grated cheese, I used Gruyere
salt, peper and olive oil

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough a cover a tin with removeable bottoms and press into the bottoms and sides and pierce the bottoms of the tin all over with a fork. Refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 170°.
Cook the onion gently in a pan with olive oil, add the garlic and cook for few minutes more and set aside. In the same pan cook the spinach about 5 minutes, remove and use your hands to squeeze the liquid from the spinach. Cut them and bring them back into the pan with the onion and garlic for one minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a separate pan toast the nuts until lightly roasted. You could do it in the oven but this way it is much faster. Keep them aside .
In a mixing bowl beat the eggs, add the ricotta and mix it well, add salt and peper at your taste. Mix in the spinach, onion, garlic, half of the grated cheese and finally add the nuts and mix thoroughly.
Pour the batter in the tin and top with the remaining grated cheese .
Bake with the tray in center of oven about 30 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool down for a while before serving.

Yesterday I announced the winner of the giveaway, you can check it here.
If you like quiche you can also have a look to this one or this other option.

Have a nice week  

1 comment:

  1. I´m a huge fan of quiche and love the flavour combination of spinach with any sharp flavoured cheese :-) This looks really tasty and beautiful! I wish you all the best for 2014 Raquel!!! Xx