As chance would have it we ended up staying home today – which meant I got to try out my first veg box inspired recipe… well, two recipe’s actually.
The main event was a Kale & Feta Crustless Quiche:
Accompanied by a Clementine, Pomegranate and Avocado Salad:
I made the salad dressing from the linked recipe as well – added some honey though as it was a bit too sharp initially.
Overall it turned out pretty good! I used skimmed milk for the quiche because it is all we had – full fat or half n half would definitely have been better but it wasn’t a deal breaker. I also used just normal balsamic vinegar in the dressing (instead of white like the recipe says – I didn’t notice that till I was making it!) which is probably why it was too sharp. One thing I would say is neither of us could particularly taste the feta – but I don’t know what it would have been like without it. I did use Apetina – which is pretty mild tasting to start with.
Things I used from the veg box:
- Green Kale
- Red Pepper
- Clementine x2
Things I’d change? Well, I’d definitely use full fat milk and dial down the acid in the dressing at least. I would also add something else on the side for a bigger, more filling dinner. Maybe a bread roll or a few new potatoes.
Things I learned? Finely chopped kale is very very messy when you tip over the bowl by accident… and grating mozarella is a stupid thing to do.
Both M and I gave it a 6/10 and we are taking the leftovers to work for lunch tomorrow which I don’t think is bad for a first go… especially as it was a totally vegetarian dinner which is not ‘normal’ for us. Actually, it would probably be nice to add some bacon to that quiche. I was aiming for a more healthy option by ommiting the crust – I also don’t know how to make one or happen to have a store bought version kicking around in the cupboard!
Got to think of something to make for tomorrows dinner now!!
P.S. I’ve eaten / drank Kale two ways now – and M is going to have a go at the kale colcannon recipe too. Who knew kale would be our most used veg box ingredient?!!