Lentil Quiche

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This is a tasty, protein-filled vegetarian meal. The recipe is really quite quick. Get the onions in, put the lentils on, then prep the rest of the ingredients. Once you've got the quiche in the oven, you've got 45 minutes of spare time!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ cup dried lentils

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups broccoli florets

  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place the onion and olive oil into a 9 inch deep-dish pie plate. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until onion is tender.

  2. Place the lentils and water into a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Drain most of the water off, then place the broccoli florets on top of the lentils. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. This will dry the lentils, and cook the broccoli.

  3. Transfer the lentils, broccoli and tomatoes to the pie plate with the onions, and stir to evenly distribute each item. Stir in cheese at this time if using. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Pour over the ingredients in the pie plate.

  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is firm when the quiche is jiggled. Cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
9g Fat
12g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 392mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 358mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.