This dish is the perfect way to squeeze those last wonderful flavours of summer into one dish. Tomatoes left on the vine to roast within the quiche look gorgeously rustic and are perfect paired with bright bursts of basil and creamy mozzarella.
6 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup parmesan, finely grated
handful spinach leaves, roughly chopped
large handful fresh basil, roughly chopped
⅓ cup ground almonds (could also use buckwheat flour or brown rice flour)
6-8 medium sized tomatoes on the vine (could also use 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes)
125 grams buffalo mozzarella or bocconcini
sea salt and cracked black pepper
Additional basil leaves for garnish.
Preheat oven to 200˚c.
Grease and line a round fixed-base 22cm cake tin or round quiche dish.
Combine the eggs, parmesan, spinach, ground almonds and basil in a large bowl then tip the mixture into cake tin or quiche dish.
Place the tomatoes (still on the vine) into the egg mixture. Break the mozzarella into chunks and scatter over the top. Garnish with additional basil leaves.
Bake for approx 30 minutes unitl the top is golden brown and the egg is set.
Let sit for 20 minutes before cutting and serving. Serve with a rocket salad dressed simply with lemon juice and olive oil.