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.
Recipe for Greek Inspired Quiche
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.
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More Greek Inspired Recipes
If you love Greek food then do check out my Greek lemon chicken recipe.
This fasolakia, a Greek green bean stew is also totally scrumptious!
Why not also look at my vegetarian moussaka recipe? Or for something different you might like my Mastic cake.
Places I'm sharing this Greek Quiche
#CookOnceEatTwice as it's perfect for more than one meal
This recipe looks really yummy, Corina! And healthy too! Even the pastry is healthier than quiche pastry normally is. I also love using wholemeal flour whenever possible:)
Thank you Monika! I'm so pleased you like it.
Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
Wow, I love the addition of the Greek inspired flavours in the quiche! Delicious! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
You're welcome! I love #CookBlogShare x
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
What a lovely looking quiche! I love that we both embraced the flavors of Greece this week. And your pie dish is so pretty!
aww thank you! I just wish I made pies more often to show it off!
I love the combination of greek flavours you've used, I'd definitely be adding the olives too. I'm the same as you for getting new bakewear and then forgetting to use it for ages, I got all carried away in the Lakeland sale on Christmas Day last year and I've not yet used the things I bought!
I can do exactly the same with Lakeland! I love looking through the catalogue and always see a million things I want!
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
Mmmm yum! Absolutely gorgeous bake Corina, I love the flavours you've used and I too enjoy using a little wholemeal flour in some of my pastries, it really does bring extra flavour to it doesn't it 🙂
Thank you Angela! My mum always used to make her own pastry and always put some wholemeal flour in so I really like it too. I love the flavour and the crumbliness although it can make it harder to work with x
Eb Gargano / easypeasyfoodie.com
YUM!! I absolutely LOVE these flavours. What a great idea for a quiche! Eb x
This tart looks fabulous. Id skip the olives but wouldn't change anything else as it looks just fabulous as it is.
I put the olives in mainly for my husband's benefit. He doesn't really like things with pastry so I was trying to bring him round to it! I like them but I'm equally happy without them!
Raising hens means that I make a lot of quiche but I have never made a Greek quiche. Great SRC choice.
Thank you! To be honest, I'd never thought of making a Greek quiche before either!
This sounds delicious, I love Greek food. Does it really have 11 eggs in it?? I've never seen a quiche with so many!
Yes, it really does have 11 eggs! The original recipe actually had 12 in but I ran out of eggs as I was making it. I didn't think it would miss the extra one!
That looks so delicious and is too gorgeous for words.
Thank you Jean! I'm so pleased you like it.
My favorite omelet is the Greek omelet. Perfect flavors in a pan, nice choice!
I haven't tried it as just an omelet but it could certainly be adapted. I like that idea!
Nicole @ yumsome
I used to love quiche before I was vegan - yours looks so perfect, it could almost tempt me away from the straight and narrow!
I grew up eating quiches! I'd love for it to tempt you!
your quiche is so beautiful. And i think it's so fun you added olives too.
Thank you and thank you for the recipe! My husband is not normally a big fan of quiches but he does like olives so they were mainly for him, and also of course because olives are normally in a Greek salad so why not in this quiche too?!
This looks so great! Would love to try a bite.
aww thank you
Looks delightful! How can one go wrong with those flavors!!! Great choice.
Exactly! I knew it would taste good when I saw it on Nic's blog
I love a great quiche! But I never thought to make a greek one. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
So pleased you like it! It's a little bit different because of the feta but it is a lovely dish.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I love all kinds of Greek food and I would happily put feta on everything, so this sounds perfect for me!
Hooray for feta!
Great use of oregano and red pepper flakes for a touch of something different
I love oregano and although the red pepper flakes are not very strong in here I love to use them!
This recipe looks so delicious!
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
This sounds like JUST my kind of thing!! I'm obsessed with feta and you can't go wrong with a good quiche. Yuuum!
So pleased you like it! Feta is great in so many things, isn't it?
Bunny Eats Design
Yum! Looks delicious.