Quiche: Picnic Superstar

Quiche is loved by many people all over the world. There are so many varieties and combinations of this delicious French tart, far beyond the traditional quiche Lorraine, which includes bacon and cheese. Quiche can be enjoyed warm or cold, can be prepared in advance, can simply be adjusted to all tastes and can easily be transported, making it a picnic superstar. And, let’s face it, you will rock that picnic if your sandwich-expecting family is blown away by this delicious pastry dish.

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Below, you will find a basic recipe for the pastry and the filling. Play around with taste combinations to find your favorite quiche.



  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Method: Place flour and salt in a bowl, cut butter into pieces and add, then add the egg and knead until well combined. Roll out the pastry into a 10-inch round dish.

Important Tips: Butter should be cold, right out of the fridge. Add a tablespoon of cold water if you think the pastry isn’t coming together. Let the dough rest in the fridge while you prepare the other ingredients before rolling out.


  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • Salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste

Method: Beat together until well combined, add combinations below. Bake in a pre-heated oven for about 35 minutes or until golden at 360 degrees Fahrenheit.


Goat Cheese, roasted eggplant and cherry tomatoes

  • 1 small eggplant, cut into slices and roast in the oven on both sides until golden brown at about 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes on each side
  • 3.5 ounces goat cheese, cut into small chunks
  • 7 ounces cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Method: Place eggplant onto the pastry, pour over filling, drop goat cheese chunks throughout, place cherry tomatoes on top.

Salmon and spinach

  • 10 ounces smoked salmon, cut into strips
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach

Method: Mix salmon and spinach into basic filling, pour into pastry shell


  • 7 ounces bacon, cut into strips and fry in pan until desired crispness
  • ½ to 1 cup of grated cheese. Use your preferred cheese and vary the amount depending on how cheesy you like it. Try Gruyère cheese for a distinct flavor.