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July 1, 2014
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Ricotta and Asparagus Quiche. Vegetarian, healthy || The Smoothie Lover

Right now “I’m at The Roskilde Festival”. Or rather: I’m supposed to be. I’m just home for a day or two. Needed a break before the music starts on Thursday. It’s gonna be great. The Rolling Stones will be there (!!) and Bastille – one of my favourite bands (: Oh, and Arctic Mokeys – nice nice!

Ricotta and Asparagus Quiche. Vegetarian, healthy || The Smoothie Lover Ricotta and Asparagus Quiche. Vegetarian, healthy || The Smoothie Lover

So, what do you eat at Roskilde? Well, certainly not quiches (; My food the last couple of days have consisted of strawberries, whole wheat crackers, ice cream, chocolate and buns… Whoops… Not the most nutritious things in the world. Haha, but that’s how festivals are. And that is probably okay from time to time.

Anyway, when I went home I just wanted something fresh and delicious. Breakfast was a not of fruit and some homemade granola. Lunch… This delicious avocado: Best meal in a looong time.
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Ricotta and Asparagus Quiche. Vegetarian, healthy || The Smoothie Lover

And then for dinner I decided to make a super delicious ricotta and asparagus quiche with wholewheat crust. Simply delicious!

… and healthy! Ricotta is naturally relatively low fat. 13 grams per 100 grams, which is like “low fat” cream cheese but without any funny ad ins to make it low fat. Oh, and 8 grams of protein per 100 grams, which is actually quite a lot.  Asparagus are packed with antioxidants and lots of different vitamins (source). And then there’s the eggs, which are a great source of protein for vegetarians.

Ricotta and Asparagus Quiche. Vegetarian, healthy || The Smoothie Lover

 

Ricotta and Asparagus Quiche

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (120g.) whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup (40g.) brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • 2 tbsp. cold butter
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. boiling water
  • 400 g. ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 bunch of asparagus

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix together the flour and salt. Cube the butter and mix it into the flour until there are no lumps bigger than a pea. Then add in the oil and in the end water until the mixture turns into dough. Roll out on a floured surface and place in a nonstick spring form.
  2. Heat oven to 200°C / 390°F.
  3. Now mix together the ricotta cheese, eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  4. Cut the asparagus in halves and chop the "not so pretty" end of them into smaller pieces. Mix these pieces into the ricotta mixture and pour over the crust.
  5. Make a "circle" with the rest of the asparagus and bake for approx. half an hour.
  6. Serve right away with a green salad.
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12 responses to “Ricotta and Asparagus Quiche”

  1. That festival sounds amazing! The Rolling Stones AND Arctic Monkeys (!!!!!!) you lucky girl ;) I hope you enjoy!
    Also, this quiche looks amazing! What a fantastic dinner!
    When I went to this rock music fest in my town, I had to live on rice crackers, apples and pork loin sandwiches for three days (pork loin sandwiches were literally the ONLY dinner available there lol), I would have killed for a slice of this beauty ;)

    • Yeah, it really is. They always find the best artists!
      Oh God, living on the same thing for a long time is horrible. Fortunately they actually had a lot of delicious foods at the festival. It was just a little expensive ;) But I had some the last couple of days

  2. This looks amazing!! I love ricotta :) Your pictures look perfect! <3

  3. Jess says:

    This quiche looks perfect! Love asparagus recipes and ricotta is definitely one of my favourite ingredients to bake with! :)

  4. Lovely Quiche, and all the lovely light makes me want to grab it through the screen! I know your body is craving fresh veggies from the splurge you had at the festival!! Enjoy!

  5. Sounds like an awesome festival ;) & that quiche looks equally as awesome! yum!

  6. Josefine, this quiche is gorgeous! It’s almost to pretty to eat! Asparagus is my favorite veggie so I’m in love with this! Pinned!

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