The summer brings with it a whole new foodie experience, from BBQ’s, al fresco dining, picnics to ice creams, and as a result it is one of my favourite times of the year!
(I'm already scouring e-bay for a vintage style picnic hamper, complete with gingham lining!!! If anyone knows of one going cheap, do let me know!
The veg patch is currently overflowing with spinach, so for dinner tonight I had to come up with a new recipe where spinach is the star, so I decided to cook a low fat spinach quiche.
Alternatives can include adding bacon which we did tonight, using the whole eggs, and adding lots of cheese!
Low-fat Spinach Quiche
Ingredients (to serve 6):
250g Shortcrust Pastry (ready-made or your own, your choice!)
3 Egg whites1/2 a bag of Spinach (or as much as you can get your hands on)
Half a tub of low fat ricottaSpring Onion (or white onion)
Bacon bits (optional)
Roll out the pastry so it is half a centimetre thick and line a tin. Cover with greaseproof paper and baking beads (or rice if you do not have baking beads) to blind bake the pastry case for roughly 10-15mins at gas mark 6. This will stop the pastry going soggy once it is cooked.
(If you are using bacon, cook it now.)
While allowing the pastry to cool, in a big bowl mix your cheese, egg, spinach, onion, and any other extra ingredients you are using. Mix thoroughly then pour onto the cooled pastry case.
Bake for 15mins at gas mark 6 before eating!
Yummy warm or cold, the quiche is perfect for an evening meal and can be served with salad, potato wedges or a really yummy idea is butternut squash wedges! It is also perfect to be served during a buffet, or to pack in your picnic.
Pricing (based on Asda's own unless otherwise specified) - serves 6
Pastry 50p (EVEN cheaper if you make your own!), Eggs 25p, Spinach 50p, Ricotta 50p, Onion 10p
Total (6 portions) = £1.85
Per portion = 31p!