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Goat’s cheese and Sauvignon Blanc are considered a dream combination. With summer finally entrenched, we’re really enjoying some fantastic Sauvignon Blancs that South Africa has to offer – so this light dish, using the delicious but mild ingredient was essential to try! This Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust was dreamed up by closetcooking.com. We love the twist in the quinoa crust – great for all you banters out there!

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Serves 6
Ingredients

FOR THE QUINOA CRUST:
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup water
1 egg
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated (optional)

FOR THE QUICHE:
1/2 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
250g mushrooms, quartered
1 tablespoon oil
salt and pepper to taste
5 eggs
1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped
115g  goat cheese, crumbled
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

FOR THE QUINOA CRUST:

  • Bring the quinoa and water to a boil, reduce the heat, simmer, covered, until tender and most of the water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes, remove from heat and let sit covered for 5 minutes.
  • Mix the quinoa, egg and parmesan, press into the bottom of a pie plate and bake in a preheated 190C oven until lightly golden brown, about 10 minutes, before setting aside.

FOR THE QUICHE:

  • Toss the cauliflower and mushrooms in the oil, salt and pepper, place on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in a preheated 200C oven until they start to caramelise, about 20-30 minutes, mixing half way through.
  • Mix the cauliflower, mushrooms, eggs, milk, thyme, goat cheese, salt and pepper, pour into crust and bake in a preheated 190C oven until golden brown and set in the centre, about 30-35 minutes.

Note: It is best to let the quiche come down to room temperature before slicing as the goat cheese will be melted when warm making it more difficult to get nice clean slices.

EAT IT WITH…

Boela Gerber Sauvignon Blanc 2015
One of the Cape’s most esteemed winemakers, resident at Groot Constantia, has released 500 bottles of a truly special Sauvignon Blanc. This young and fruity wine is a great addition to a summer lunch table – and will be a true talking point thanks to its exclusivity. Here’s what the Wade Bales Wine Society advisors had to say about it…

WHAT IT TASTES LIKE: ‘Summertime – light, crisp and fresh.’
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE: ‘Refreshing fruit salad (gooseberries, apple, green melon, pineapple) with some herbaceous, green undertones.’
DRINK IT WITH: ‘Grilled scallop salad.’
WHEN TO DRINK IT: ‘Drink it now and buy some more!’
Alcohol: 14,25% Residual Sugar: 1.7g/l

To buy this wine for only R58 per bottle click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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