This beautiful vegetarian Greek quiche inspired by the flavours of Greece is perfect for feeding a family of four for at least two days. Filled with feta, spinach, tomatoes and olives it's both tasty and filling and great for a packed lunch too.
I was inspired to make this Greek quiche by my Secret Recipe Club assignment this month, Nic at I am a Honey Bee. Nic loves baking, animals, all types of challenges and travelling, which is how this quiche came about. In the midst of a cold winter a couple of years ago she got a new pie plate and inspired by a Greek holiday she ended up creating this lovely dish full of Greek flavours.
I also wanted to use my own pie dish a lovely blue Le Creuset one. It may not be new. I've had it for a couple of years after winning it in a competition but I've never used it. However, there was something in Nic's post about getting a new pie dish that reminded me of my own one sitting alone in the cupboard and suddenly I really wanted to use it.
How can you make this quiche more quickly?
To make this recipe easier and quicker you could use a bought pastry case to make the quiche in. I made my own pastry using a mix of white and wholemeal flour as I like the crumbliness and rusticity that wholemeal flour gives and adding some wholegrain goodness to a recipe is never a bad idea.
A recipe inspired by my childhood
I also wanted to make a quiche as after making this mince and tomato crumble recently I've been thinking a lot about the type of recipes I grew up eating. I'm starting to want to make more and more of them and my mum probably made a quiche at least once a week and sometimes with sliced tomatoes on top too!
So for me this recipe neatly combines memories of childhood and holidays and although you might not find a real quiche quite like this in Greece, you would struggle to go to Greece and not eat tomatoes, olives and feta!
I have to say, there were lots of other recipes on Nic's site that I wanted to make too. If I hadn't just made this Greek quiche when she published these amazing Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers then today's post could have been quite different! I also loved the sound of this simple edamame salad.
Greek Inspired Quiche
For the pastry
- 300 g plain flour I used ⅓ wholemeal and ⅔ white flour
- 100 g butter
- Pinch of salt
- A little cold water
For the filling
- 11 eggs
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of black pepper
- 280 g frozen leaf spinach defrosted
- 200 g feta cheese crumbled
- 2 tomatoes sliced
- 8 olives optional
- Add the salt to the flour then rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips or put it in the food processor. Add a little water to bring the mixture together. Knead briefly then wrap in clingfilm and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Roll out the pastry and put it in the pie dish. Prick the bottom with a fork a few times. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 180C
- Put the eggs in a bowl and beat lightly.
- Squeeze as much water out of the spinach as you can then break it up and add it to the eggs. Add the salt, black pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes.
- Pour this mixture into the pie dish. Add the crumbled feta evenly over the surface then top with a few sliced tomatoes and the olives.
- Return to the oven and continue to bake for 45 minutes.
More Greek Inspired Recipes
If you love Greek food then do check out these recipes:
- Fasolakia - This Greek green bean stew is totally scrumptious!
- Greek lemon chicken recipe
- Vegetarian moussaka recipe
- Mastic cake
Keep in touch
Do let me know if you make this Greek inspired quiche or any of my other recipes. I love to get feedback from readers.