Protein-packed Salmon & Spinach Quiche

This recipe uses whole wheat flour which will give you a healthier but also tastier pastry. It will have a nuttier flavour and the texture will be crumblier. This method is really simple to make and you can actually make it in a food processor, so don’t be scared to try and make your own pastry, and don’t worry if it crumbles, it will make it look more rustic and appetizing! If you want gluten free, we swapped out the whole wheat for buckwheat flour which also worked very well.

Salmon, Spinach Whole Wheat Quiche – Serves 8

Pasty Ingredients

150g Whole Wheat Flour
7.5ml Baking Powder
75g Organic Butter, chilled and cut into cubes
2 Tbsp Chilled Water

Method by hand

  1. Mix the flour and the baking powder in a medium mixing bowl
  2. Rub in the butter until it forms breadcrumbs
  3. Sprinkle over the water a bit at a time and bring the dough together into a ball
  4. Wrap in cling film and rest in the fridge for 30 mins

Method by mixer

  1. Pulse the flour and baking powder for a few seconds in a food processor
  2. Add the butter and pulse a couple more times until it forms breadcrumbs
  3. Pour the water into the mixer whilst on a low speed setting until the pastry comes together in a ball
  4. Wrap in cling film and rest in the fridge for 30 mins

Filling Ingredients

120g Spinach (steamed and drained well)
1 Onion
225g Smoked Salmon (torn into strips)
2 Large Eggs plus 1 Egg Yolk
100ml Crème Fraîche
1 Tbsp Parmesan Finely Grated
1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper

Method

  1. Chop the onion and pan fry over a medium heat until soft, allow to cool
  2. Remove the pastry from the fridge and roll out on a floured surface to about 2mm thickness and line your quiche tin. Don’t worry if the pastry starts to crumble (whole wheat pastry has a tendency to do this), just press together and fill in any gaps
  3. Prick the pastry with a fork all over
  4. Sprinkle the onions over the base of the pasty
  5. Arrange the steamed and drained spinach over the onions followed by the smoked salmon
  6. Whisk the eggs and crème fraîche together, and add the parmesan and cayenne pepper
  7. Pour the mixture into the quiche dish to cover the ingredients

From a nutritional perspective, this recipe is a fantastic all-rounder for immune support:

  • Spinach – good source of vitamin, minerals and rich in antioxidants C, and E, iron, folate and ample potassium
  • Salmon – packed with omega 3, all important good fat that has anti-inflammatory effects
  • Eggs – the best source of usable protein

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