A natural, grainy combination of quinoa, authentic salmon, cheese, milk, eggs, and pesto is made and mixed with salt, pepper, and yogurt and baked to soothing, white-hot perfection. Color, flavor, and quality are usually important, while it also keeps a glorious, bold aroma with the seafood and cheese.
- 2 cups quinoa grain, cooked
- 4 tbsp. basil pesto
- 1 cup Asiago cheese, grated
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- ½ cup milk
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper, black only
- 1 cup alder-smoked salmon
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp. lemon curd
- 2 tsp. lemon zest
- chili leaves, optional
- Cook quinoa according to instructions; add the 4 tbsp of basil pesto into the cooked quinoa.
- Then add ½ cup of the asiago cheese and mix them well.
- Press the quinoa mixture into a 9" pie plate, covering the sides and bottom of pan to create a "crust"; place the crust into a 400° F oven for 15 minutes to set.
- Remove from the oven and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add the 4 eggs, ½ cup of milk, the ⅛ tsp. of salt, and ¼ tsp. of pepper.
- Beat well. Add one cup of smoked salmon and using a spatula, fold in carefully.
- Pour mixture into the prepared "crust" and place in the 400° F oven for 40 minutes.
- At that time, add the remaining ½ cup of asiago cheese to the top and return to oven for 20 minutes.
- In a small bowl, add the 1 cup of plain yogurt, 2 tbsp. of lemon curd, and 2 tsp. of lemon zest. Mix well and refrigerate until quiche has finished baking.
- Allow quiche to sit for 5-7 minutes before serving. Alongside or on top of the quiche, place the lemon yogurt sauce and serve. Garnish with the chili leaves, if desired.
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