Roasted vegetables quiche

BF is back and I have started cooking again. And this is what I cooked him for the day he came back. For some reason, in my family quiche is a typical return day meal. When someone from my family is flying back to Italy after a trip abroad, quiche is almost always on the table. Especially if we are getting in from another time zone.

I think it is a very smart choice. Quiche can be prepared in advance, so mom can come and pick long lost children up at the airport and feed them as soon as they are through the door. Also quiche can be a meal or a snack, a lunch or a dinner, light and wholesome so no matter what time it is when you actually get home and what time your stomach thinks it is because of the jetlag, you can always enjoy a slice of quiche. Hence, I made quiche for BF return.

And it turned out great, if I might say so myself. The secret was in the crust. Read on to discover what the secret ingredient was.

Roasted vegetables quiche

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Roasted vegetables quiche

Ingredients

    Dough
  • 7 oz. flour
  • 3.5 oz. butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp black olive paste
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • Filling
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 2 oz. feta
  • olive oil

Directions

    Dough
  1. In a food processor combine all the dough ingredients except for the water. Pulse until you get dough crumbles and then start adding the water. Keep pulsing and adding water until the dough comes together in a ball.
  2. Place the dough between two plastic wrap sheets and roll it out. Place the dough in an oven dish.
  3. Filling
  4. Slice the eggplant and roast it in a 400F oven together with the whole peppers. Take the vegetables out when they are cooked (takes about 10 minutes for eggplant, 20 for peppers).
  5. Place the peppers in a paper bag and let them cool down. Dress the eggplant with a bit of olive oil.
  6. When cool enough to handle, skin the peppers and cut them in slices.
  7. Spread the pesto on top of the dough and arrange the vegetables in concentric circles over the pesto. Sprinkle the crumbled feta on top of the vegetables.
  8. Place the quiche in a 375F oven for about 40 minutes or until the dough is cooked.
  9. Serve warm or cold with a side of salad.

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17 Responses to Roasted vegetables quiche

  1. You know what, I’d be TOTALLY happy if someone makes this for me when I come home… such a welcoming treat (not necessarily sweets, I love that!). Your quiche looks gourgous, and I love roasted veggies. What a great way to enjoy them together. :-)

  2. Cindy says:

    I made this for dinner tonight, it came together so quick and everyone loved it! Including Mr. Picky 4 year old that won’t eat anything besides hash browns and chicken nuggets. Thanks for a great recipe!!

  3. tigerfish says:

    Our typical return day meal is usually soup and I try to make it vegetarian whenever possible. A vegetable quiche sounds like a good idea too but I may have to do without a crust since I don’t bake. :O

  4. Katerina says:

    Indeed quiche is a very smart choice for family members coming back from a trip! You can eat it any time of the day and if they have a late flight you can always reheat it! This with the olive paste in the crust looks delicious Pola!

  5. Gio says:

    inutile dirlo che adoro le quiche :P
    mi piace l’uso della pasta di olive nell’impasto, ottima!

  6. You are so right..quiche is such a great dish to come back home and just pop it in the oven already prepared one. This one is so delicious looking, I am loving your photos..def. trying this! Thank you!

  7. Alida says:

    Mmm.. che buona questa quiche.
    I don’t do them very often, partly because I cannot do them very well.
    I should keep this recipe as it is excellent. Ciao!

  8. your pics are stunning! and this sounds super delicious – i just love roasted vegetables!

  9. It sounds absolutely amazing and I am definitely going to make this at home!

    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Surkhab says:

    This Quiche Looks Delicious and fantastic :-)

  11. Erika says:

    Questa quiche mi fa una gola pazzesca :P
    A presto
    Erika

  12. Chiara says:

    oltre che ad essere bella a vedersi dev’essere buonissima, mi piace!Buon weekend Pola!

  13. beti says:

    roasted vegetables are always great but making a tart quiche with them sounds amazing

  14. I’m a big fan of quiche or any savory pastry. Actually sweet pastry, too. ;) And I love roasted veggies so this looks perfect. Yes, that is an interesting secret ingredient in the crust but I bet it’s quite good.

  15. Wowza! This quiche looks so good. I’m a huge fan of roasted veggies. I could seriously eat them everyday.

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