This recipe is a real lifesaver for a quick meal during a busy holiday season.
I have always been a lover of leeks, though for some reason I had only ever enjoyed them at restaurants, and had never purchased them before. Leeks are now a staple on my grocery list – I’m in love with this delicious meal! Most quiche recipes are made with heavy cream or cream cheese, but it is quite easy to throw a delicious quiche together with a VERY healthy profile. Believe it or not, this quiche even freezes well (after cooking) to take to work for a yummy lunch!
My inspiration for this recipe is from the cookbook Copenhagen Food, but I have modified extensively to make it blissfully healthy – high in protein, low in calories (though not low in salt due to the feta). And I dropped the crust entirely.
With only five ingredients, it’s so easy to make!
- 600g leeks (about 1.5 large leeks), sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 1/4 cup egg whites
- 100g (3.3 oz) light feta cheese, crumbled
- freshly ground black pepper
- a pinch of cumin (optional – some will like this, some will not – gives it a bit of Middle Eastern flair)
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Saute leeks and garlic for about 5 minutes in a pan until soft. You can use a bit of non stick spray and stir often, no oil needed.
3. Put the leeks and garlic into a medium bowl. Add the egg whites and feta cheese and add pepper (and cumin if desired). Fold with a spoon until mixed together.
4. Lightly spray a casserole dish with non stick spray, then pour in the mixture. Bake for 30-35 mins, until the filling has set but retains a light wobble – it should be just a little browned on top.
Nutrition: Makes 5 servings. Per serving:
- calories: 152
- carb: 18g
- fat: 4g
- protein: 14g
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