This Crustless Summer Quiche is one of our favourite dinners in summer. Courgettes and tomatoes are finally cheaper and it’s the perfect time of the year to cook them. There are two particularities to this quiche. First of all it’s Crustless which means it’s a very low-carb healthy dinner and it’s also gluten-free as this recipe does not require the use of wheat.
Then the way vegetables are finely peeled using a peeler and then swirled onto the pan creates 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 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!
Don’t be afraid by the complexity of the ‘swirl’. It is very easy to do. Simply peel the courgette with a vegetable peeler – I removed 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 courgettes squeeze some tomato slices in the middle of the courgette layers at the very end when all the courgette swirls fill 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 for wine and the flavours of this quiche are enhanced but a glass of cold white wine – Sauvignon Blanc is the best I could think of. Of course, if like me you have diabetes I would recommend a glass of red wine instead as it contains less sugar. A glass of pinot noir will go very well with the ricotta and courgettes of this quiche as well.
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. Of course wine is an alcohol so drink responsibly! Having a glass of wine on the weekend 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.