WW Recipe of the Day: Spinach Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust
I love quiche - but I don't care much for the typical pastry crust that envelopes it. I recently came across this recipe for Spinach Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust in the December 2014 issue of Cooking Light and instantly knew I wanted to try making it myself.
I can honestly say that I've never attempted to make any kind of crust before, but this simple 3-ingredient quinoa crust recipe seemed really straight-forward.
This recipe does take a little time since you have to bake the crust for about 20 minutes and cool it before you actually get around to baking the quiche. But IMHO, it's very much worth a little extra effort 🙂
How Many Calories and WW Points in Spinach Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust?
The quinoa crust - while packed with protein and fiber - adds a nice and unexpected "crunch" to this quiche.
Each generous serving of this spinach feta quiche (¼th) has about 282 calories and:
7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Variations: You can substitute 1 to 1-½ cups of any cooked vegetable for the spinach. And your preferred cheese for the feta.
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Spinach Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust
- 2 cups cooked quinoa, chilled
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- ½ onion, thiny sliced
- 5 ounces baby spinach (1 bag)
- ½ cup 1% low fat milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 4 large eggs
- 2 large egg whites
- 1-½ ounces feta cheese, crumbled
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
To preapre the crust:
- In a medium mixing bowl stir together the quinoa, black pepper and egg. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray, then press mixture into bottom and up sides of pan. Bake for 20 minutes; remove to wire rack and cool completely.
To prepare the filling:
- Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add oil and onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add spinach and saute for 3 more minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, salt, pepper, red pepper, eggs and egg whites.
- Place cooled spinach mixture into pre-baked crust and spread evenly.
- Pour egg mixture over spinach and then sprinkle with feta crumbles.
- Bake at 375F degrees for about 35 minutes, or until quiche is set.
- Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
- Cut into 4 slices.
Recipe Source: Cooking Light, December 2014
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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