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Sweet Baby Walla Walla Onions and Tomato Quiche

Our daughter-in-law, Gillian, recently had a birthday and I had the pleasure of hosting a little party-brunch in her honor.  I just love Gillian!  I confess that I am a little bit intimidated when it comes to my kitchen skills as she is such an accomplished Culinary Artist.  

She was born and raised in Ireland and after finishing University she worked in London, Germany and Switzerland in the culinary field including some high-end hotels in Europe. She has a vast knowledge in all things food related.  She has such a warm, gracious, loving personality and I am so pleased that Burl had the good fortune to find and marry this lady.  She is the best thing that ever happened to Burl!

The main attraction for this brunch was the quiche that I made with sweet baby Walla Walla onions.


                                        Quinoa crust ingredients


                                   Forming the quinoa crust


                                          Baked quinoa crust


                                       Sautéed baby Walla Walla onions

Sweet Baby Walla Walla Onions and Tomato Quiche

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Tomato and Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Tomato and Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

An incredibly delicious quiche that has a mild onion flavor and a creamy cheese filing with a crust made of quinoa.


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F

Quinoa Crust

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sliced sweet onions
  • 1-1/2 cup shredded Havarti cheese, reserve 1/2 cup
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1-1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced


  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk the eggs together, add the quinoa, parmesan cheese and cumin and stir until well combined. Transfer the mixture into a 10-inch quiche dish that has been sprayed with non-stick and using a dinner fork press the mixture up the sides of the quiche dish. Smooth the remaining mixture on the bottom of the dish, pressing down slightly. Transfer the dish to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

For the filling:

  1. Slice the onions as thin as possible. I used my food processor with a slicing blade.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat and saute the onions until tender. Spread them evenly over the bottom of the cooked, cooled crust.
  3. In a bowl, add 1 cup of the cheese and toss with the flour. Sprinkle evenly over the onions.
  4. In a separate bowl or your VitaMix, beat the eggs and cream together with the salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the onions and cheese mixture and top with sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 of cheese over the top.
  5. Place the prepared dish on a baking sheet and transfer to the middle of the oven and bake at 450°F for 15 minutes then reduce the heat to 325°F and continue to bake for an additional 30 minutes, until the top is lightly browned and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five (5) minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 210mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 13g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Pat Nyswonger

Pat is a wife, mom of four adult children, and grandmother to seventeen beautiful children. She is a self-taught home cook and loves creating delicious meals for her family and friends. Her kitchen is the hub of activity in her home, and she loves to entertain.

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