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Kale and Swiss Quiche
with lemon & garlic broccoli

Active: 20 min Total: 55 min
I've been debating whether to do quiche or not but this breakfast favorite is so good and filling that I gave in. This version combines healthy kale with Swiss cheese and lightly caramelized onions. Our paleo and gluten-free versions ditch the crust for a healthy frittata. Take your pick at breakfast!


Lemon & Garlic Broccoli:
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , minced
  • Broccoli - 1 head , chopped
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Lemon - 1/2 , juice of
Kale and Swiss Cheese Quiche:
  • Onions - 1 , sliced
  • Baby kale - 6 oz (Most supermarkets now sell it in salad bags. Sub leaves from 1 bunch of kale if you can't find it.)
  • Swiss cheese - 3/4 cup , grated (Or sub whatever else you have on hand - mozzarella, jack, cheddar, feta)
  • Pie dough / crust - 1 sheet
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Eggs - 4
  • Sour cream - 1/4 cup


  1. {For broccoli} Garlic / Broccoli - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Kale - If you didn't buy baby kale, tear leaves off of stems. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Cheese - Grate if not purchased grated. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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  1. Preheat oven to 400F (204C) degrees.
  2. Roll out pie dough and press into a pie dish. Prick pie dough a few times with a fork and then heat in oven for 8 minutes on its own.
  3. Meanwhile, heat up a skillet over medium heat. Add in butter and first part of oil. Add onions to melted butter and heated oil with a dash of salt. Saute for about 10 minutes, until lightly golden and caramelized. If at any point the pan looks dry, add in a splash of water. Remove from pan.
  4. Add remainder of oil and then saute kale in heated oil with a dash of salt.
  5. Whisk eggs with sour cream and some salt and pepper.
  6. Take crust out of oven and layer in cheese, 2/3rds of the onion and kale, the egg mixture, and then remainder of the veggies. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. If the top isn't as golden as you want it, just broil it for a minute or two at the end.
  7. About 10 minutes before quiche is done, place broccoli, garlic, and butter in a microwave safe container or a glass Pyrex bowl. Add 1 tbs. (15 ml) of water and sprinkle with salt. Cover with a lid or wet paper towel and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. Cook until broccoli is tender but still crunchy. When done, add a squeeze of lemon juice and toss so that the melted butter coats it all. Serve with your hot melty quiche!



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