Thursday, April 8, 2010

lentil quiche...

ok. So, I'm playing catch-up. I tried this recipe while my mom was in town last month -- found it on It was so good that I have tried it once more and have recommended it to tons of people. It's easy, fast, healthy, and delicious.

I found "Italian seasoning" to be a little generic, so I tried Mrs. Dash — and it came out a little bland the first time. The second time I took "Italian seasoning" to heart and added garlic powder, basil, oregano, and parsley and went over my two teaspoons — and found it to be too flavorful. Third time will be the charm. See, I promised lentils... two more recipes coming!

1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 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
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)

  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.

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