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Easy Healthy Cheesy Vegetable Torte

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This week on Healthy Helpings TV, host Michelle Koen prepares a very cheesy vegetable torte. Mmm, very, very tasty.
Ingredients
  Baby spinach 3 Ounce
  Light cream cheese 250 Gram
  Leek 1 Medium
  Zucchini 1 Medium
  Broccoli 1 Medium
  Garlic clove 1 Medium
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 4 Medium
  Cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) (low fat)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄3 Ounce, grated (30 g)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Cracked black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Cooking oil spray 1 Teaspoon (as required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) Spray a 8-inch springform baking tin sprayed with cooking oil spray and set aside.
3) Rinse and thinly slice the leek and zucchini.
4) Chop the brocolli floret and mince a clove of garlic.

MAKING
5) In a non-stick frying pan, saute the leeks in olive oil until slightly softened.
6) Then stir in the broccoli and zucchini, saute for a few minutes.
7) Remove from the pan heat and transfer the vegetables into another bowl.
8) Combine the sauted vegetables with the baby spinach and allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes.
9) In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, cream cheese and low fat cheese together with a fork.
10) Dust inside of the springform baking tin with grated parmesan cheese and also add a little into the egg mixture.
11) Add the vegetable mixture into the egg-cheese mixture, mix thoroughly and spoon into the springform tin.
12) Sprinkle the mixture with some more grated parmesan cheese, then place the springform tin on a baking dish.

FINALIZING
13) Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes, until golden brown on top.
14) Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 30 minutes, then refrigerate for about 3 hours to set.
15) Take off the springform tin and slice the torte into wedges.

SERVING
16) Serve the cheesy vegetable torte as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Quiche
Ingredient: 
Baby Spinach
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Story
Michelle did a bit of a makeover of a traditional quiche recipe, the broccoli is really the best part as it makes a super crunchy contrast against the creaminess of the cheeses. It's not exactly low fat but it seriously kicks butt in the protein department and is ridiculously easy to make low-carb, too. Serves 4-6. Enjoy!
Craving for a quiche and scared of adding fat to your waist? This Cheese and vegetable torte will satiate your craving for a quiche, its fast and easy to make. So, next time you want to feel like having a quiche, make this cheesy vegetable torte, it’s absolutely delicious and healthy with all the veggies going into it. Well, this is actually a great secret dish for controlling weight, what's yours?

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