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Low-Carb Easter Quiche

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Asparagus is one of the first spring, non starchy vegetables that appears in most farmers' markets. It's very low in carbs and ideal for the ketogenic diet.

The most common way to use asparagus is to roast it in the oven with a bit of butter and salt — that's how you get the perfect low-carb side for meat dishes. If you want to get a bit more fancy or use it for special occasions like Easter, use it to make this delicious quiche! It tastes great both hot and cold. Make it for lunch and have the leftovers for dinner the next couple of days.

To make this quiche, I used my Savory Keto Pie Crust that is using pork rinds. For a pork-free alternative, use this crust without the sweeteners in it.

Tip: When using ingredients, always go by their weight, especially in case of baked goods. Measures such as cups may vary depending on the brand.

Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1 slice

Allergy information for Low-Carb Easter Quiche

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 slice)

Net carbs3.9 grams
Protein39 grams
Fat43.2 grams
Calories594 kcal
Calories from carbs 3%, protein 28%, fat 69%
Total carbs8.4 gramsFiber4.5 gramsSugars2.8 gramsSaturated fat19 gramsSodium725 mg(32% RDA)Magnesium112 mg(28% RDA)Potassium431 mg(22% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 8 servings)

Crust:
Filling:
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 2 medium spring onions (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 2 cups shredded hard cheese (200 g/ 7.1 oz) - goat's, sheep cheese or cheddar
  • 250 g soft goat cheese or cream cheese (8.8 oz)
  • 250 g asparagus spears (8.8 oz)
  • 1/2 sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix all of the crust ingredients until you get thick dough. Press into a baking tray. I used a rectangular baking tray with removable bottom, 30 x 20 cm (12 x 8 inch) - you can try this one. Low-Carb Easter Quiche
  2. Bake at 200 °C/ 400 °F (fan assisted), or 220 °C/ 425 °F (conventional) for 12 to 15 minutes. When the pie crust is done, remove from the oven and let it cool down. Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a bowl and add the cream. Season with salt and pepper and whisk well. Low-Carb Easter Quiche
  3. Slice the spring onion and place in a hot pan greased with free. Cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Take off the heat and let it chill for about 5 minutes. Add to the egg mixture and combine well. Low-Carb Easter Quiche
  4. When the crust is cooked, remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Reduce the heat to 175 °C/ 350 °F (fan assisted), or 195 °C/ 380 °F (conventional). Add half of the shredded cheese on top of the crust.
    Low-Carb Easter Quiche
  5. Crumble the soft goat cheese into the egg mixture and combine well — you can leave small pieces of cream cheese or whisk until smooth. Pour the egg mixture over the shredded cheese. Low-Carb Easter Quiche
  6. Cut the hard stems of the asparagus spears, add on top of the egg mixture and top with the remaining shredded cheese. Low-Carb Easter Quiche
  7. Place back in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes until lightly browned and crispy on top. Low-Carb Easter Quiche
  8. Garnish with freshly chopped basil. Enjoy hot or cold and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Low-Carb Easter Quiche

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 slice)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Savory Keto Pie Crust (KetoDiet blog)
2 g19.8 g16.5 g266 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.3 g4.7 g3.6 g54 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.4 g0.3 g5.7 g55 kcal
Spring onion, scallion, green onion, fresh
0.2 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Goat cheese (hard)
0.5 g7.6 g8.9 g113 kcal
Goat cheese, fresh (soft)
0 g5.8 g6.6 g83 kcal
Asparagus, fresh
0.6 g0.7 g0 g6 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g1.9 g17 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 slice
3.9 g39 g43.2 g594 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (2)

Looks beautiful.

Thank you Jen! 😊