Kitchen Supplies:

  • Round baking dish
  • Sieve
  • Small pot
  • Medium pan
  • Large bowl

Recipe by: Fresh City
Serves: 2 servings
Prep Time: Quick & Easy


¼ cup biodynamic extra virgin olive oil

¾ cup ecuadorian quinoa

1½ cups water

to taste salt & pepper

½ leeks, bunched

2 cups spinach, loose

1 clove garlic

1 cup mushrooms, cremini

6 eggs eggs, half-dozen hope

¼ cup milk, 2% lactose-free

¼ cup shredded parmesan

2 tsp. fresh city's italian spice mix (thyme, italian seasoning, onion powder, paprika)

1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

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Preheat the Oven & Cook the Quinoa
• Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Grease a round baking dish with 2 tbsp. olive oil
• Rinse the quinoa in a fine sieve and add it to a small pot with 1 ½ cups of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to boil.
• Reduce the heat to simmer. Cook, uncovered, until the quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, 10-15 minutes.

Cook the Veggies
• While the quinoa cooks, rinse and dry the leek and spinach. Thinly slice the leek, mince the garlic, and wipe and slice the mushrooms.
• Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat.
• Add the garlic and cook until tender and fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Add the leek and mushrooms and cook until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.

Make the Crust
• In a large bowl, combine 1 egg, the cooked quinoa, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and transfer to the round baking dish.
• Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the dish. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Prepare the Filling
• While the crust bakes, rinse your large bowl. Add the remaining eggs and milk. Whisk with a fork.
• Grate the Parmesan, if not pre-shredded, and add half to the bowl. Stir in the Italian Spice Mix, and the mushroom and leek mixture.

Bring It All Together
• Remove the crust from the oven and pour the filling inside. Top with the remaining Parmesan and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
• Rinse your large bowl. Add 1 tbsp. olive oil, spinach, and balsamic vinegar. Toss well to coat.
• Once the quiche has cooled slightly, cut into wedges