Keto Spinach and Smoked Salmon Quiche Recipe
What dish is a hit for breakfast, lunch, or brunch? Quiche, of course! And our Keto spinach and smoked salmon quiche is not just any quiche. It’s packed with fresh veggies and luscious smoked salmon and none of the stuff you don’t want like a carb-filled crust. This quiche makes a lovely centerpiece for any brunch, especially around the holidays. Quiche is a great meal for entertaining because you can bake it ahead of time and heat it up in the oven right before serving. It’ll fill up you and your guests with protein and good fats while leaving behind excess carbs. No matter how you slice it, this quiche won’t disappoint.
The Story of Quiche
Did you know that quiche wasn’t invented in France? The well-known egg dish was actually invented in Germany in the Middle Ages. In fact, the word ‘quiche’ reportedly comes from the German word kuchen, which means ‘cake.’
Quiche was originally made with just meat and eggs, no cheese and no veggies. The first vegetables to be added to quiche were onions but these days, you can find quiches made with almost any vegetable.
Quiche became popular in England after World War Two and got popular in the United States in the 1950s. Quiche in the United States tends to be a little heartier than its French relatives. French quiche is delicate and custardy with barely any fillings, while American quiche is more eggy with more fillings than egg custard.
These days, there are hundreds of types of quiche with both vegetarian ingredients and meat. Quiche can be found in cafes and restaurants all over the country and the world.
How to Make the Perfect Keto Quiche
One of the best things about quiche is how versatile it is. You can swap out almost any combination of meat and veggies in the basic recipe and end up with a winning combo. Just remember to keep it crust-less and cheese-less and don’t forget to keep your nutritional values in mind. Read on for a few suggested combos that are sure to be crowd-pleasers.
- Keto Quiche Loraine – Bacon, onions, cayenne pepper
- Provençal Quiche – Thyme, rosemary, tarragon, garlic, tomatoes, chicken
- Moroccan Inspired Quiche – Spinach, bell peppers, ras al hanout or harissa, onions, chicken
- Southwestern Inspired Quiche – Ham, green and red bell peppers, jalapenos, mushrooms
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This quiche is smoky and savory.
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) coconut oil, to cook with
- 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
- 4 cups (120 g) spinach, chopped
- 2 small tomatoes, diced
- 8 oz (225 g) smoked salmon, chopped
- 12 eggs, whisked
- 1/4 cup (4 g) parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) lemon juice
- 3/4 cup (180 ml) coconut cream (from the top of 1 refrigerated can of coconut milk)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Lemon wedges, to serve with
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Add coconut oil to a large frying pan and cook the onions, spinach, tomatoes, smoked salmon, and lemon juice until slightly browned.
- Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Combine with rest of ingredients and pour into a 9-inch by 9-inch (23-cm by 23-cm) square baking dish.
- Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until the eggs are soft but set.
- Let cool, slice and serve with additional lemon wedges.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 6 g
- Calories: 493
- Sugar: 4 g
- Fat: 37 g
- Carbohydrates: 8 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 30 g