Quinoa Crust Vegetable Quiche

This quiche is loaded with veggies and swaps the traditional pastry for a quinoa crust that adds nutrition, texture, and an appealing aesthetic to the dish.

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2 cups cooked tri-color quinoa, chilled
¾ tsp black pepper, divided
7 large eggs, divided
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
2 cups baby spinach, chopped
½ tsp salt
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
½ cup 2% milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375° and spray an 8” pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine cooked quinoa, ¼ teaspoon pepper and 1 beaten egg. Press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes, then allow to cool.

  3. Reduce oven temperature to 350°

  4. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the broccoli, onion and bell pepper. Sauté until tender, then add the spinach and cook until wilted. Set aside.

  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining 6 eggs, salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, cheese and milk. Add vegetable mixture to eggs and stir. Pour mixture into the cooled quinoa crust. Bake 45-50 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Remove from oven and allow quiche to sit for about 10 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve. Refrigerate leftovers up to three days.

Nutritional Information

Makes 8 servings
Per Serving
  • Calories: 235
  • Total fat:  14g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 180mg
  • Sodium: 300mg

Myplate Equivalents

Protein: 1 oz
Grain: 0.5 oz
Fruit: 0
Vegetable: 0.5 cup
Dairy: 0.5 cup