I don’t make quiches very often, but had a hankering for one recently so got cooking. The result was this asparagus edamame quiche and it’s delicious! Spring-like, tasty and super simple to whip up. It’s perfect for work lunches, picnics and even a light dinner. So good!
- Olive oil
- 1 leek
- 3 cloves garlic
- Zest and juice of a lemon
- 150g baby spinach
- 2 bunches asparagus
- 1 cup edamame
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup natural yoghurt
- Salt and pepper
- 50g feta
- Preheat oven to 180C and line a 20cm spring form baking tin
- Finely slice the leek and set aside
- Heat oil in pan and cook the leek for 5 minutes, until softened
- Mince the garlic and add to the pan and cook for a 1 minute
- Add the lemon zest and cook for 30 seconds, then add the spinach and cook until wilted
- Squeeze over the lemon juice then set aside
- Cut the asparagus into pieces and cook in boiling water with the edamame until just cooked. Drain and refresh under cold water
- Combine the asparagus and edamame with the spinach mix then spoon into the bottom of the lined pan
- Whisk together the eggs and yoghurt until combined, then finely chop the dill and stir through with salt and pepper
- Pour over the veggies and and ensure everything is evenly distributed
- Sprinkle over the feta and cook for 40-45 minutes, until golden and the eggs and set
- Leave to cool for 5 minutes then serve with extra dill and feta
This asparagus edamame quiche does take a little while to cook, but it keeps excellently well too. This makes it ideal to make on a Sunday afternoon and then enjoy for the next few days at work – which is exactly what I did!
The use of yogurt in this quiche makes it a bit lighter and healthier than your standard quiche, but also adds a delicious zesty flavour. Don’t skimp on the lemon juice and zest either, they’re excellent flavour boosters!
If you don’t have edamame on hand then you can always just use peas, but I recommend seeing if you can pick some up! I stock up on frozen bags at my local Vietnamese supermarket whenever I visit so I have them on hand for dishes like this.
This asparagus edamame quiche is light, fluffy and packed with green veggies, so it’s both healthy and delicious. What more could you want from your lunch?!