Spring is glorious! And for a foodie, there is nothing that speaks to the season more than fresh asparagus! Delicious plain, it is glorious in dishes like this smoked salmon asparagus quiche!
After a Memorial Day weekend “up north” –with guests and lots of (delicious) fattening food, I was ready for a meal that is simple but delicious. Quiche fits the bill–and can work well outside it’s normal brunch slot as a great dinner entrée.
It can even be made without a crust if you are watching your waistline! (Yes, that’s what I did for this!)
I made my quiche in a 10 inch tart pan, which I like to use since it makes a pretty presentation. Different pan sizes will require changing the amounts of ingredients—you would need to go down by about half for a frozen shallow 9 inch pie crust. See Build Your Own Quiche for some guidelines.
Right now, I have one daughter home from college for a summer internship. I love having her home but it’s not without challenge. After eating on her during the school year, her food tastes have changed some. It’s almost like having a picky toddler again!
But when I served smoked salmon asparagus quiche and salad for dinner, it passed with flying colors. And she can take leftovers to work for lunch!
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups half & half
- 1 Tablespoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 8 ounces smoked salmon
- 8 ounces asparagus
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided
- (an optional pie crust may be used if desired)
- Beat together eggs, half & half, dill, salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Sprinkle onion, flaked salmon and half of the cheese evenly in a 10 inch tart pan (or into a prepared pie crust if using).
- Top with asparagus--arranged like wheel spokes, or just divide evenly.
- Pour egg mixture over quiche filling and top with remaining cheese.
- Bake at 350 F for about an hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. (Baking time will be less--so start checking at 30 minutes--for a smaller quiche)
- Serve warm or cold.
- Calorie count is without pie crust.
- Easy Homemade Potting Soil
- Sparkling Strawberry Limeade