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Leek & Swiss Chard Quiche {Dairy-Free, Paleo}

A flavorful, dairy-free quiche packed with delicious greens and baked in a nutty almond flour crust.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free leek and swiss chard quiche, gluten free quiche, leek and swiss chard quiche recipe, paleo quiche recipe, quiche recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 52 minutes
cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Erin Collins

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg

For the Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter/coconut oil
  • 2 large leeks white and light green parts sliced into half moons
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 2 1/2 cups Swiss chard stems removed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 6-8 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup goat or feta cheese optional

Instructions

For the Crust:

  • Preheat the oven 350 F. In the bowl of the food processor, pulse the almond flour and salt together. Add the coconut oil and egg and process until the mixture forms a ball. Press the dough evenly into a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Pre-bake the crust for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly while you prepare the rest of the quiche.

For the Quiche:

  • Meanwhile, heat the ghee in a large skillet. Add the leeks and saute for about 10 minutes, until softened. Add the fresh thyme and Swiss chard. Saute for another 2 minutes, until the chard is partially wilted. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl combine the eggs, almond milk, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cheese (if using). Stir in the leek/green mixture, then pour into the pre-baked pie shell. Bake at 425 F for 10 minutes.
  • Then reduce the heat to 350 F and continue to bake for another 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before serving. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

You many need to cover the exposed crust with foil or a pie shield if it looks like it is browning too quickly. Almond meal can be substituted for blanched almond flour.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1280IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2.4mg