Ingredients

Pastry
  • 250g of wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of natural Yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Filling
  • 2 cans of natural tuna or 300g of chicken breast
  • 1 courgette
  • 2 eggs + 3 eggs whites
  • A full bowl of spinach
  • 250g of quark or ricotta cheese
  • 1 slice of ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Pastry

Place all ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth and homogeneous dough. Put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. After that, pour the dough into a pastry shell and bake in oven to 160ºC for 15 minutes.spinach-and-cheese-quiche1Prepare the filling in the meanwhile.

Filling

If you chose the chicken, first bake the chicken breasts with salt and then shred it. Shred the courgette into thin slices and set aside both.

Place eggs, spinach, cheese and ginger in a blender and chop. Season with salt and pepper. Add tuna or chicken to the mixture, using a wooden spoon. Place the courgette slices on top of the pastry.spinach-and-cheese-quiche3Pour the filling and bake in oven for 30 minutes to 200ºC. Serve with a green salad.

About ginger

The ayurvedic medicine (an Indian medicinal system) recognizes ginger as a natural medicine, because this miraculous spice has long been recognized with digestive properties, plus numerous other health benefits. In India, ginger is consumed daily. Ginger tea is a must in most Indian families and also Grannies’ favourite antidote to eliminate colds and flu. In millions of homes in India you can find some fresh ginger sticks soaked in lemon juice and salt at every dinner table.

So whenever you can, add ginger to your recipes!

 

This post was originally written in Portuguese. Click here for the original text.