Swiss Chard and Artichoke Quiche with Spiced Whole Wheat Crust

Swiss Chard and Artichoke Quiche with Spiced Whole Wheat Crust is perfect for an Easter brunch. It celebrates gorgeous Spring vegetables which are cradled in a homemade whole wheat crust specked with spices.

Easter Brunch! Swiss Chard & Artichoke Quiche with Spiced Whole Wheat Crust - Low Calorie, Low Fat Breakfast or Brunch

 

Yippe, its Spring which means it is time for my favorite vegetable, artichokes. Oh yes, artichokes are the King of all vegetables. The one I long for and dream about. Luckily when it isn’t Spring, I can use canned artichokes. That is what I did in this Swiss Chard and Artichoke Quiche. I actually had spinach artichoke dip on my brain and it gave inspiration for this quiche. Where is the spinach you ask.  I didn’t use spinach but used Swiss chard but hey, they are both dark leafy greens. You’ll see a few more ingredients that might remind you of a spinach dip.

Whenever we have artichokes, I cannot help but think about how they became a food source. Someone must have been really hungry to try to eat an artichoke for the first time. They have thorny leaves which have a tiny piece of meat on the end. Then you have to get through the hairy choke to get to the heart. That is a lot of work to eat something. I certainly don’t mind. I’ve got it down to a science. I chop off the top and bottom and snip off the tips of the thorny leaves. I zap in the microwave and enjoy every little morsel of meat off the leaves. Then with a little paring knife, I cut out the choke and eat the heart. Oh yum! My little one is an absolute worshiper of artichokes. There is never a complaint when we are having them for dinner. There are times when that is all she wants to eat.

Easter Brunch! Swiss Chard & Artichoke Quiche with Spiced Whole Wheat Crust - Low Calorie, Low Fat Breakfast or Brunch

 

Considering how good they are for you, I’m happy to let her munch through the whole artichoke. They are about 60 calories for a medium artichoke. They basically have no fat, no cholesterol, 7 grams of fiber and are loaded with Vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. Got to love that. They can be expensive so I buy a 4 pack at Costco. I can buy four for the price of two at my local grocery store. That is a good deal. I only buy whole artichokes when we are going to eat the whole thing. I cannot bear to waste the leaves to only use the heart. Besides, I do not have the patience to prep the artichoke just to get to the heart. That would be way to much work.

I think I’m going to have to have an artichoke for lunch now. Once Spring hits, they are always in my frig. You never know when the craving for an artichoke might hit, so I want to be prepared. Sadly, they will be gone before you know it until next season. So enjoy this wonderful thistle while you can. They are worth the work and so is this quiche.

 

Easter Brunch! Swiss Chard & Artichoke Quiche with Spiced Whole Wheat Crust - Low Calorie, Low Fat Breakfast or Brunch
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Yields 6 servings

Swiss Chard and Artichoke Quiche with Spiced Whole Wheat Crust

1 hrPrep Time

1 hr, 10 Cook Time

2 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

    Tart crust:
  • 3/4 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. knorr vegetable soup mix, stirred well, or or ½ tsp. onion powder, ½ tsp. garlic powder and 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter flavored olive oil or regular extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 to 9 tbsp. ice water
  • Filling:
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup egg substitute
  • 1 cup 2% reduced fat milk or coconut creamer
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 tbsp. knorr vegetable soup mix, well stirred* or ½ tsp. onion powder, ½ tsp. garlic powder and 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • *

Instructions

  1. Place in a food processor all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, soup mix, salt and pepper. Pulse 4 times.
  2. Pour in olive oil and pulse 8 times or until dough is in a coarse crumb.
  3. Add in 4 tbsp. water and pulse until the dough forms into a ball. Add another tbsp. of water if needed.
  4. Place dough on a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a flat disk. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough until it is about 13 inches round.
  6. Place over a rolling pin and drape over a tart pan with a removable bottom.
  7. Unroll and gently press dough into the bottom of the tart and up the sides.
  8. Trim off any excess dough.
  9. Preheat oven to 400°.
  10. Cover tart dough with foil and fill with beans or pie weights. Bake until dough is cooked, approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
  11. Reduce oven to 325°.
  12. Remove leaves of swiss chard from stems. Finely chop stems and thinly slice leaves.
  13. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat with oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent.
  14. Add 2 tbsp. water and chard stems. Cover and cook for 5 minutes..
  15. Add chard and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off heat.
  16. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, egg substitute and milk or coconut creamer.
  17. Stir in Swiss chard and remaining ingredients.
  18. Pour into tart shell.
  19. Bake until tart is set, approximately 45 minutes. If crust is getting brown, cover with foil.
  20. Let cool and serve.
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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie


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Comments

  1. Paula - bell'alimento says
    Perfect for breakfast brunch or brinner!
  2. I have a pie shop I love going to not for their pie but their fabulous quiche. About time I make one at home! This sounds delightful
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Kelly, A pie shop sounds so dangerous! I adore pie crust. A quiche is really easy to make at home. Try it.
  3. This looks fantastic! I love the idea of putting some extra flavoring in the crust.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks Annemarie. I love a little spice in the crust. It helps with the reduction in butter flavor.
  4. I love this healthy quiche! This would be prefect for Easter brunch!
  5. This looks fabulous! What a great combination of flavors!
  6. What a great way to get flavor into the crust! Love this!

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