Goat Cheese and Asparagus Quiche

November 18, 2013  |  

Serve this flavorful vegetarian quiche for breakfast with sliced fruit or for lunch with greens tossed in a light vinaigrette. Best of all, this dish comes together in just 30 minutes. If you’re feeling really fancy, save some of the asparagus tips for garnish. From Vegetarian Times.

Ingredients
1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths, tips reserved for garnish, optional
1 tsp. olive oil
2 large shallots
2 cloves garlic, peeled
5 oz. fresh goat cheese
2 large eggs
5 large egg whites

Directions
1. Coat 4 ramekins or a 9-inch-square baking pan with cooking spray. Toss asparagus in oil in bowl, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Place ramekins in oven, and preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Meanwhile, place shallots and garlic in bowl of food processor, and process until finely minced. Add goat cheese, and process until creamy; then add eggs and egg whites, and purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. Pour egg mixture over asparagus in ramekins once oven is preheated, stirring to evenly distribute vegetables. Bake 15 minutes, or until tops are light brown and tester inserted in centers comes out clean. Garnish with asparagus tips, if using.

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