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Green Asparagus Mini Quiches

green asparagus mini quiches Entree French
Green Asparagus Mini Quiches
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 8

Have you ever woken up in the morning craving vegetables for breakfast? It's a great idea that will keep you going all morning, especially when served as a part of a protein-rich meal like these mini quiches. I bet this will become one of your favorite breakfast recipes; it can easily be prepared the night before, and then heated up for breakfast. You can also pack the quiches in your lunchbox with a nice salad for a light and nutritious lunch. If you don't like the sound of eating veggies so early in the morning, don't include them in your recipe, though it’s always a good idea to start your day with the fiber you get from fruits and vegetables. Add ham to the egg and cheese mix, and enjoy some additional protein for breakfast. To accompany your quiche, I suggest a side salad of watercress shoots, fresh lettuce salad, bread (I love having something with butter), fresh juice, and of course a delicious cup of coffee. What better way is there to start the day? MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
pound green asparagus
2
slices of bread
1/2
cup milk
3
eggs
Salt and pepper
1
cup cottage cheese or grated cheese
1/2
cup Parmesan cheese
Asparagus tips for garnish (cooked)
1
cup watercress shoots
1
cup romaine lettuce, washed and dried
French bread or baguette

Directions

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease 8 muffin tins with butter or oil and set aside.
  • 2
    Cut away the hard part of the asparagus. Chop finely.
  • 3
    Cook for 2 minutes in a pot of salted, boiling water. Drain and set aside.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, soak the bread in the milk.
  • 5
    In a bowl, lightly beat the three eggs, and season with salt and pepper. Add the soaked bread, cottage cheese or grated cheese, and chopped asparagus.
  • 6
    Pour the mixture into the greased tins. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for 25 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.
  • 7
    Serve with asparagus tips and watercress shoots sprinkled with olive oil, salt and lemon juice.
  • 8
    You can also serve a salad of romaine lettuce and warm bread.

Expert Tips

  • Replace the asparagus with corn, cauliflower, or chopped and cooked broccoli or carrots.
  • You can also use a combination of various vegetables.
  • Add 1/2 cup chopped ham to the egg mixture.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Have you ever woken up in the morning craving vegetables for breakfast? It's a great idea that will keep you going all morning, especially when served as a part of a protein-rich meal like these mini quiches. I bet this will become one of your favorite breakfast recipes; it can easily be prepared the night before, and then heated up for breakfast. You can also pack the quiches in your lunchbox with a nice salad for a light and nutritious lunch. If you don't like the sound of eating veggies so early in the morning, don't include them in your recipe, though it’s always a good idea to start your day with the fiber you get from fruits and vegetables. Add ham to the egg and cheese mix, and enjoy some additional protein for breakfast. To accompany your quiche, I suggest a side salad of watercress shoots, fresh lettuce salad, bread (I love having something with butter), fresh juice, and of course a delicious cup of coffee. What better way is there to start the day?

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