Nothing shouts out English Summer quite like a freshly baked home-made quiche coming out of the oven on a rainy day! You really cannot compare how good they taste compared to a shop-bought number. All that luxurious creamy filling in a crisp pastry case, it’s one of my most favourite things to tuck into with a massive plate of salad and splodge of chutney on the side.
But obviously I’ve been avoiding pastry and large amounts of cheese since I adopted the Slimming World approach to eating, so I’ve needed to give my usual quiche a bit of a healthy make-over.
Slimming World Make-Over for the classic quiche
One of the keys to my success with this eating plan has been to pack as much flavour as possible into the food I make. This quiche has it in spades with creamy strands of courgette, flakes of tasty honey-roast salmon paired with its natural flavour chum fresh dill.
It might seem quite gross mixing cottage cheese with eggs, the texture just seems so lumpy and weird. But rest assured it bakes up an absolute treat, with a fluffy texture and golden top. I genuinely didn’t think it lacked appeal despite the lack of cream or cheddar cheese.
Serve it up warm with lashings of salad and if you’re really hungry why not add some roasted butternut squash for a healthy side. It’s also perfect for slicing up into wedges for picnics or even as party canapés.
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A Slimming World friendly and syn free quiche with bags of flavour
- fry light spray
- 3 eggs
- 150 g fat free cottage cheese
- 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 60 g honey roast salmon flakes
- 1 small courgette cut into thin strips with a spiraliser
Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and spray an 18cm round baking dish with fry light.
Put the eggs and cottage cheese in a bowl and whisk together with the dill and some salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Scatter the salmon flakes and strands of courgette in the bottom of the dish and then pour the egg mixture over the top. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden.
Cut in half and serve with heaps of salad. The whole thing is syn free so you could eat it all if you're famished!
Spot the mistake
I have a confession. I made the first quiche and ate it so flipping quickly I forgot to take any photographs of it. I made it a second time and realised I forgot to put any courgette in it. #Fail.
It still tasted fabulous though. So if you’re wondering where the strands of courgette are in my pictures, that’s the reason why!
Healthy quiche recipes
Here are some more recipes which are a lighter spin on the quiche…
- Roasted Tomato and Basil Filo Quiche – Feeding Boys
- Low Syn Breakfast Quiche – Pinch of Nom
- Easy Spanish Tortilla – Tin & Thyme
- Smoked Salmon and British Asparagus Mini Crustless Quiches – Foodie Quine
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