Recipe

Spinach quiche

Perfect for a lazy lunch with friends, this spinach quiche is quick and delicious. For something rather different, you could use sorrel leaves in place of the spinach.

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Spinach quiche
  • 1/2 cup (80g) wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (80g) wholemeal plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 125 gram butter, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 250 gram packet frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 125 gram cottage cheese
  • 125 gram feta cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly

Method

Spinach quiche
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced.
  • 2
    Sift flours and salt into medium bowl, return husks from sifter to bowl; rub in butter. Add juice and egg yolk, combine until ingredients cling together. Knead gently on floured surface until smooth. Roll pastry between sheets of baking paper until large enough to line 23cm flan tin. Lift pastry into tin, gently press around base and side; trim edges. Bake about 15 minutes or until light golden brown; cool.
  • 3
    Reduce oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make spinach filling. Put spinach in basin, allow to thaw; reserve liquid. Heat oil in frying pan; cook onion, parsley and garlic, stirring, until tender. Add spinach, reserved liquid and dill; cook, stirring constantly, over heat 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool. When mixture is cold, stir in cheeses and eggs until well combined.
  • 5
    Spread cold spinach filling into pastry case; bake about 30 minutes or until quiche is set.

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