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Real men do eat quiche--or will when it's stuffed with Canadian bacon and cheese. Served over salad, these quiches make an elegant lunch or a quick, healthy dinner. You can also make them in advance. Store them in the refrigerator, and let the kids have one or two for a healthy after-school snack.
Make Ahead Tip: Wrap each quiche in plastic and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat, remove the plastic, wrap in a paper towel and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds. | Equipment: Muffin pan with 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups
- 5 eggs
- 3 egg whites
- 1 cup low-fat buttermilk or low-fat milk
- 1 bunch scallions, sliced
- 1 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
- 6 ounces Canadian bacon, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 12 cups mixed salad greens
- 2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
- Tip: Use a good quality muffin tin or muffin liners.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Coat 12 nonstick (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray (see tip).
Whisk the eggs, egg whites and buttermilk (or milk) in a large bowl. Stir in the scallions, cheese, bacon and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Divide the egg mixture evenly among the prepared muffin cups.
Bake until the eggs are cooked and beginning to brown on top, 25-28 minutes. Run a knife around edges to loosen the quiches from the cups.
Meanwhile, whisk the lemon juice, oil, mustard and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Add the salad greens to the bowl; toss to coat with the dressing. To serve, divide the salad among 6 plates and top with tomato wedges and 2 quiches each.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
268 calories; 13g total fat; 4g total saturated fat; 202mg cholesterol; 677mg sodium; 13g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 25g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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