Every week our friends at Further Food develop healthy recipes exclusively for our readers. This easy tomato-basil quiche with bacon and spinach was created for Aruna K., who has been searching for delicious diabetic-friendly recipes. It makes a fantastic breakfast or brunch dish, but it’s also satisfying for lunch or dinner.
The eggs alone provide a slew of nutrients including vitamins A, B, phosphorus, selenium and folate, as well as protein to help build muscle mass, lower blood pressure, and optimize bone health. The spinach and tomatoes are packed with vitamin C, which promotes bone health, provides cardiovascular benefits and decreases cancer risk.
Photos by Grace Stufkosky
- 8 slices bacon
- 8 eggs
- 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups spinach, chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons bacon fat (reserved from cooking bacon)
- 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Slice bacon crosswise into 1/4 inch strips. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until fat is rendered and meat is cooked, 8-10 minutes. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels, reserve the fat.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, garlic, chives, basil, salt, and pepper until well combined. Stir in the spinach.
Grease a 9×11 baking dish with the reserved bacon fat. Pour egg mixture into the pan. Top with bacon pieces and tomato halves.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the quiche puffs up and becomes golden brown on the edges. Enjoy!
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