Lentil-spinach quiche

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
Sliced wholemeal bread; (amount will vary depending on size of dish used)
1 large Onion; chopped
1 teaspoon Ground coriander seed
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
6 ounces Red split lentils
12 fluid ounce Boiling water
12 ounces Spinach
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
Salt and pepper

BASE

FILLING

Yesterday I posted a bread base for pies and quiches. I should have posted the whole recipe for lentil-spinach quiche I made... doh! Anyway here it is now. Adapted from "Sarah Brown's Vegetarian Cookbook".

Base: Cut crusts off some wholemeal bread slices. Smear a little butter or oil spray on your pie dish (sorry to use the BAD ingredients, but the crusts don't get crisp without it and the whole recipe is still VLF). Then press slices of bread firmly into the base, overlapping them to cover the whole base and sides of dish.

Filling: Gently fry onions and spices for 3-4 minutes (dry, or with small amount of water). Add lentils to pan with the boiling water. Boil, and then simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes until the lentils turn to a stiff puree.

While lentils are cooking, wash the spinach, drain it well and cook it in it's own juices in a covered pan for 6-8 minutes until just done (or microwave it). Drain and chop. Mix into the lentils with the lemon juice and seasoning. Spread the filling over the prepared base. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes until bread crust becomes crispy. The recipe suggests sprinkling sesame seeds over the top after baking, but it was fine without these.

Notes: Adding some cooked whole lentils (not pureed) adds to the texture.

Another option - omit the spinach and use 1 tsp tumeric instead of the coriander and cumin. Then add 2 tsp wholegrain mustard and 1 tbsp peanut butter.

Posted to fatfree digest by Robyn Frankland <r.frankland@...> on Jun 03, 1998

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