Leek and Cottage Cheese Quiche

Quiche de Alho Francês e Queijo Fresco

Starting the year with delicious and healthy recipes is anyone's dream, am I right? And today I'm bringing you a Leek and Cottage Cheese Quiche that will make you drool!

If there's a recipe I've always made it's definetly quiche! I learned how to make the faster and easier quiche dough with my mom and since then I am the Queen of Quiches at home.

Meaning I use this recipe since I was 13 or so. Yes, I've always loved making quiches. ahah

The dough is my favorite part, because besides being super easy and taking few ingredients, it is really not that hard to make it, it's tastier and is much healthier than the store bought ones.

Oh and this leek and cottage cheese quiche is just wonderful!

Besides having an incredible taste, it's much healthier than a traditional quiche and it's super creamy.

Of course, I made this recipe with the lactimonte cheeses, which as I mentioned several times are super creamy and irresistible.

 

Do you want another recipe with these wonderful cheeses? Take a look at the recipe for Cheese Bread with Cured Cheese.

 

Quiche de Alho Francês e Queijo Fresco de cima

 

How do you make this Leek and Cottage Cheese quiche?

Esta receita de quiche de alho francês e queijo fresco, como a maior parte das receitas que eu faço, é super fácil e além disso é óptima para um jantar rápido ou até para levar para o trabalho.

As you can eat both cold and hot, it's perfect for any occasion!

Sometimes I even cook it when I have friends at home and I lack an appetizer...

For this recipe of leek and cottage cheese quiche you will need:

  • Flour
  • Olive oil
  • Water
  • Cottage cheese
  • Ricotta
  • Leek
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Mint for garnish

What are the tricks to make this recipe? 

  1. Press the dough on the quiche gently so that it is smooth and thin. If it gets too thick, it will get doughy.
  2. The addition of oil in the recipe makes all the difference in terms of flavor.
  3. The great secret is even the use of cottage and ricotta cheese in the filling, this way the quiche becomes super fluffy, with a great texture and creamy. And of course, much healthier than using traditional cream.
  4. Sprinkle with cottage cheese for extra texture and freshness.
  5. To finish, add some fried leek on top for crispness and texture. This part is not super healthy, but as I always say, if it's just once in a while then there's no harm.

 

Quiche de Alho Francês e Queijo Fresco 45º

 

Let's see the full recipe?

Quiche de Alho Francês e Queijo Fresco fatia

Leek and Cottage Cheese Quiche

This leek and cottage cheese recipe is super simple. Great for a quick dinner or even to take to work. To eat both cold and hot, making it perfect for any occasion!
Tempo de preparação:15 minutes
Tempo de cozedura:20 minutes
Total:35 minutes
Palavras-chave: lactimonte, para levar, queijo fresco, queijo lactimonte, quiche, quiche de alho francês e queijo fresco, quiche saudável, requeijão, tarte
Porções: 8 slices

Ingredientes

For the dough

  • 1 cup oatmeal flour or spelt or wheat flour
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Water to taste if necessary

For the filling

  • 1 pack ricotta cheese
  • 2 pack cottage cheese or 1 large pack
  • ½ leek
  • 10 tomates cherry em metades
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • Mint for garnish

Instruções

For the dough

  • Start by adding the flour with the olive oil and mix well until you get a homogeneous dough.
  • If the mixture gets very dry, add water little by little until you get the desired consistency.
  • Stretch the dough in a pie maker, preferably with a removable bottom, and press it on the base and sides so that it is evenly distributed.
  • Façam pequenos furos em toda a base da tarte, com a ponta de um garfo. Se conseguirem, façam também alguns furos dos lados.
  • Reserve.

For the filling

  • In a bowl, mix the ricotta and 1 package of the cottage cheese and mix them well with the help of a fork.
  • Add the salt, pepper and garlic powder and mix well.
  • Add the eggs and beat the whole mixture with a fork or a whisk and set aside.
  • In a frying pan with a thread of olive oil, sauteé the leek so that it softens.
  • Once softened, add the cherry tomatoes and cook for 1 min.
  • Place the vegetables at the base of the quiche.
  • Stir the mixture of beaten cheese and eggs throughout the quiche and let it more uniform by using the back of a spoon.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180º for approximately 20 minutes, or until the quiche is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with pieces of cottage cheese.
  • If it is a gluttonous day, fry some leek rings and put them on top.
  • Garnish with mint leaves.

Notas

For this recipe you can use plain or greek yogurt if you prefer. However, if you use cottage and ricotta cheese the mixture will become more consistent and dry. With yogurt, sometimes a layer of water is formed when it comes out of the oven. 
Podem usar os legumes da vossa preferência. Eu gosto muito desta combinação de alho francês e tomate cherry, mas podem usar espinafres e cogumelos, frango e bróculos ou outras combinações que gostem. 

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