This Crustless Summer Quiche is one of our favourite dinner this months. Courgettes and tomatoes are finally more cheaper and it is the perfect time of the year to cook them. There is two particularity to this quiche. First of all it is Crustless which means it is a very low carb healthy dinner and it is also gluten free as this recipe does not require to use wheat.
Then the way vegetables are finely peeled using a peeler and then swirled onto the pan create a very different taste to the quiche. The vegetables stay a little bit firmer adding some extra texture to the quiche and because you fill in the pan with vegetables before adding the egg mixture it makes the quiche very high in good complex carbs (vegetables). I mean that usually when we do a quiche we tend to add more egg mixture than stuffing which is not the case here. This one is full of veggie!
Do not be afraid by the complexity of the ‘swirl’. It is very easy to do. Simply peel the courgette with a vegetable peeler – I remived the skin of the courgette but it is not necessary.
Then use a knife to cut fine slices of tomatoes. The technique to achieve this beautiful swirl is to start laying the courgette peel from the side of the pan to the center. Then when the pan is full of courgette squeeze some tomato slices in the middle of the courgettes layers at the very end when all the courgette swirl fill in the pan. Fill the hole with the egg mixture flavoured with fresh herbs and topped with fresh ricotta on the top before baking.
As a French girl you know my love of wine and the flavours of this quiche is enhanced but a glass of cold white wine – sauvignon blanc is the best I thought. Of course if like me you have got diabetes I would recommend a glass of red wine instead as it contains less sugar. A glass of pinot noir will goes very well with the ricotta and courgettes of this quiche as well.
If you are looking for very nice wine deals I also recommend you to visit the Advintage online wine store. They have got a large variety of wine including French wine with very special wine deals. I always like to have few bottle of good wines in stock in my house and I found it difficult to get good French wine at good price in New Zealand. This website always provided me some very good options at the best price. Of course wine is alcohol so do not over drink it ! However having a glass of wine through the week end with your friends is a nice treat that I think I deserve after sticking to a very strict diet through the week.
So enough talk now this is the recipe of this super healthy Crustless Courgettes, Tomatoes & Ricotta Quiche.