Paleo Quiche with a Nut-free + Grain-free Crust

Paleo-QuichePaleo quiche with a nut-free, grain-free crust. Filled with roasted organic asparagus, organic leek and free-range eggs. Pure, simple, good.

I grew up disliking quiche. The whole concept of cooked eggs in a pie crust just didn’t do it for me. It wasn’t an omelet, it wasn’t pie… and we ate it a lot. Let’s just say, in the 11 years I’ve lived out of my parents’ home, I’ve never once missed it.

When Healthful Pursuit reader; Cat, contacted me to tell me that my grain-free cracker recipe made the perfect base for quiche, I was a bit reluctant to give it a try.

The one major thing I’ve learned throughout my pursuit of a healthful life, is that when I remake a recipe that is safe for me to eat; more often than not, I enjoy it even MORE than the original.

So, I cracked them eggs and got my quiche on.

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Maybe it was the slightly different base, or the dairy-free combination of coconut milk with free-range eggs…

I love quiche.

I love this quiche.

I am a LOVER of all things paleo quiche!

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Paleo Quiche with a Nut-free + Grain-free Crust
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Recipe type: Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free
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Serves: 6
 
Paleo quiche with a nut-free, grain-free crust. Filled with roasted organic asparagus, organic leek and free-range eggs. Pure, simple, good.
Ingredients
Grain-free Crust
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped sweet onion (Vidalia)
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan rock salt or sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 ¼ cup roughly ground flax seeds or milled flax seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds, ground fine
Filling
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1 leek (white and light green parts only), halved and thinly sliced, then well washed
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 8 asparagus spears, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • pinch ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225F and lightly oil 6, 3-inch tart pans with a dab of coconut oil. Place each on a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Add onion, garlic, oil, thyme, salt and pepper to the bowl of your food processor. Process until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and process until mixed through. Transfer mixture to each tart pan and mold into the pans, pressing up the edges. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. When finished, remove from the oven and set aside. Adjust oven to 350F.
  3. Meanwhile, heat coconut oil in a medium-sized frying pan on medium heat. Add leek, asparagus, salt and pepper and saute for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Whisk eggs, coconut milk and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  5. Transfer cooked asparagus mixture to the cooked crust, then pour egg mixture over top. Cook in 350F oven for 30-35 minutes until tops are lightly brown. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Notes
Full-fat coconut milk: if you are concerned with the fat content of this recipe, you can replace full-fat coconut milk with lite coconut milk or another dairy-free milk of your choice.

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The beauty of quiche is its versatility, making it an ideal recipe for families looking to eat a diet free of genetically modified ingredients. When selecting vegetables for quiche, source locally grown, organic or Non-GMO labeled items for the cleanest, safest meal.

You can have fun with it. Just about any veggie will do. Heck, you could even add roasted pears, apples or figs into the mix.

(Said like a true person that despises quiche, right?)

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Although I haven’t tried it, I am sure you could make one giant quiche in a pie pan that the whole family could share. I like the look of the individual tarts, but do whatever you’d like! If you go this route, I would recommend adding baking time.

Paleo Quiche with Nut-free Crust-9570Is there one recipe from your childhood that you’ve vowed never to eat/make again? Tell me what it is!

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  1. I am definitely going to try this recipe but it states to cook the base first for 1hr 30mins…is that right? That seems a bit long, considering you say that the cook time for the recipe is 1hr? I just want to check before going ahead with it…

    thanks :-)

  2. What could I replace the onion with? Onion is a risky food for me and my cystic fibrosis. Thanks :)

    • You could do zucchini… and maybe a bit of garlic?

  3. I’m always looking for yummy crusts! and lately I don’t know why I’ve been super digging eggs,so this is a win!!

    • We went through an egg phase a little while ago. I totally feel you! Awesome that you’re listening to what your body is needing. This quiche will do an awesome job at satisfying your hunger for eggs :) Have a great weekend, Lynn!

    • You’re welcome, Tess! Now, I would have to agree with you… the base for this quiche is amazing!!

  4. Meat pie with frozen mixed veggies. We had it at least once a week and even the thought of it turns my stomach. Apparently my brother feels the same way. Ha!

  5. Hi Leanne,

    This looks divine. I guess I don’t understand your new format because I have had trouble finding the recipe the last few times including this recipe for the crust. Please give direction. Thanks again for another beautiful dish!

  6. Another stunning success, Leanne – I didn’t care for quiche growing up but love it now. What I DID love as a kid was canned corned beef hash – that would be a GREAT one to do paleo (I think, I don’t actually know paleo too well) and you’ve redone a lot of recipes that substituted out plain white potatoes. Would be fun to see your take on that classic!

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