Courgette, Tomato & Goat’s Cheese Quiche

A vegetarian friend was coming over for dinner on Saturday and I needed something I could make ahead as we would be busy all day with Beanie’s birthday party.

When I was deciding what to cook, I remembered the courgette, tomato and goat’s cheese quiche I used to make when I lived in France. I had not made it for years, but suddenly, I started craving it. It would be perfect, as homemade quiche tends to taste even better the next day.

It is a nice dish to make as children can help quite a lot, and Beanie (4 years) was keen to get involved.

On Friday afternoon, during the little ones’ nap, Beanie and I got all the ingredients together. You could make your own pastry, but we did not have time on that day.

Courgette, Tomato & Goat's Cheese Quiche - Ingredients

We used a 19 cm fluted flan dish and three 9 cm ones, because the children love having their own mini quiches, but you could just use a 25 cm, deeper one for this recipe.

Courgette, Tomato & Goat's Cheese Quiche - Holes in Pastry

We lined our flan dishes with the pastry and Beanie made little holes on it with a fork. She was a tad over enthusiastic, but she enjoyed herself! We then put baking paper on top on the pastry and baking beans to blind bake the pastry.

Courgette, Tomato & Goat's Cheese Quiche - Baking Beans

Whist the pastry was in the oven, Beanie washed the courgettes and I sliced them.

Courgette, Tomato & Goat's Cheese Quiche - Courgettes

I fried the courgettes and the garlic and added them to the base of the cooked pastry.

Courgette, Tomato & Goat's Cheese Quiche - Courgettes on Pastry

Beanie helped me beat the eggs.

Courgette, Tomato & Goat's Cheese Quiche - Eggs

I added salt, pepper and the crème fraîche.

Courgette, Tomato & Goat's Cheese Quiche - Filling

We poured the mixture into the flan dish, added the tomatoes cut in half and the goat’s cheese, crumbled and baked our quiches for about forty minutes.

Courgette, Tomato & Goat's Cheese Quiche - Tomatoes

I like quiche warm with salad and a glass of chilled rosé wine, but you could also eat it cold.

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Courgette, Tomato & Goat’s Cheese Quiche

A delicious vegetarian dish that can be enjoyed warm or cold, with salad.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 375 g ready rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 4 medium free range eggs beaten
  • 300 ml crème fraîche
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 150 g soft goat's cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to gas mark 5 (190 degrees Celsius / 375 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Line your flan dish(es) with baking paper and pastry. Make little holes all over the pastry with a fork.
  3. Add baking paper and baking beans on top and place the flan dish(es) in the oven to blind bake the pastry for 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, wash the courgettes and slice them (about ½ cm), keeping the skin on.
  5. Place a large pan on a high heat. When warm, add the olive oil, then a minute later, the courgettes and the crushed garlic.
  6. Fry for about 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until all courgette slices are nicely coloured.
  7. Remove the baking beans and paper then bake the pastry for another 10 minutes. Take the flan dish(es) out of the oven and place them on a baking tray.
  8. Turn your oven down to gas mark 2 (150 degrees Celsius / 300 degrees Fahrenheit).
  9. Add the courgettes to the base of the flan dish.
  10. Beat the eggs, season to taste and incorporate the crème fraîche.
  11. Pour the mixture into the flan dish. Add the tomatoes cut in half and the goat's cheese, crumbled.
  12. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes. If the filling is still wobbly, give it another 5 minutes.

Recipe Notes

It is perfect served with a chilled rosé wine. The flavours will be enhanced the next day. It can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days.

Here is a visual summary of what to do:

Courgette, Tomato & Goat's Cheese Quiche - A Visual Summary

 

 

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47 Comments

  1. Alexandra Mercer (Life of mummy)
    03/10/2014 / 9:36 am

    Yum! They look so good xx

    • 03/10/2014 / 9:52 am

      They are! x

  2. 03/10/2014 / 10:24 am

    Yum! I’m not keen on goats cheese but I guess that could be substituted with normal cheddar. I’ve never made a quiche before but it looks easy, thanks for sharing I’m always looking for new recipes x

    • 03/10/2014 / 10:30 am

      Grated cheddar would work well! Great suggestion, lovely! Let me know if you have a go at making it. x

  3. 03/10/2014 / 2:38 pm

    Oh yum, what a fab combo, I love quiches too, especially ones with goats’ cheese 🙂 Pinning and stumbling this now. Thanks for sharing x

    • 05/10/2014 / 9:36 am

      It is a very lovely combination of flavours. Let me know if you try making it.

  4. 04/10/2014 / 6:51 pm

    Oh fab chick! These look lovely. I am in total awe of food bloggers, Such hard work to make such lovely photos. I could never do that with fish fingers and waffles!!!!! xxx

    • 04/10/2014 / 8:03 pm

      Ha ha, I dare you to try! Go on, I am sure you can be creative with the waffles and fish fingers 🙂

  5. 06/10/2014 / 10:54 am

    Oh scrum! I love dishes like this but since my kids won’t eat such things I haven’t made anything like that for a while. I think Roo won’t eat stuff like this because she was off dairy and eggs for so long she hates the texture and taste now. Oh well, I will have to feed them one night and then make this for me and Mr M! With gluten-free pastry of course, since none of us eat gluten now!

    • 06/10/2014 / 11:08 am

      I am sure Jumpy will be the same if (when!) she grows out of some of her allergies. When something makes you really sick, eating it again is not tempting…

  6. 06/10/2014 / 12:17 pm

    Can’t beat a quiche, this looks delicious

    • 06/10/2014 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks Alison. I am getting a little quiche obsession at the moment! I made mini salmon quiches and quiche Lorraine today!

  7. 06/10/2014 / 11:23 pm

    Looks DELICIOUS! These must be the beauties I saw on instagram 🙂
    #tastytuesday

    • 06/10/2014 / 11:25 pm

      I am not sure, I have been obsessed with quiche in the past couple of weeks. Salmon puffs, quiche Lorraine, veggie quiche… All we are eating is quiche at the moment and I am loving it!

  8. Eileen Teo
    07/10/2014 / 12:31 am

    Lovely combo! Look so yummy! #tastytuesday

    • 22/10/2014 / 11:07 am

      Those flavours work really well together.

  9. 07/10/2014 / 12:10 pm

    Oooooh Mel, these looks and sound amazing, goats cheese has to be my favourite!! x #tastytuesdays

    • 22/10/2014 / 11:07 am

      I am a big goats’ cheese lover, too!

  10. 07/10/2014 / 12:47 pm

    We are big quiche lovers! This looks yummy. Love the little helping hands too 🙂 xx

    • 10/10/2014 / 12:31 am

      Let me know if you have a go at making it, Sian!

    • 19/10/2014 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks Heledd! Let me know if you ever make it.

    • 22/10/2014 / 11:08 am

      Me too! I love courgettes, especially with a hint of garlic.

  11. 07/10/2014 / 2:19 pm

    Wow these just look so scrummy, the perfect evening meal! #TastyTuesdays

    • 19/10/2014 / 8:09 pm

      It is! I love making in in advance and just reheating it as we are about to eat.

  12. 07/10/2014 / 5:19 pm

    Delicious, Mel! Another great recipe 🙂 I love how well laid out your recipes are, along with clear photos of each stage #tastytuesdays

    • 20/10/2014 / 12:59 pm

      Thanks a lot, Becky! I love taking my time when I write a food post and cook.

  13. 09/10/2014 / 5:56 pm

    J’aime beaucoup cette tarte, les courgettes, le fromage de chèvre…mmmm j’ai l’eau à la bouche !

    • 09/10/2014 / 8:35 pm

      Merci Eva! Je viens de faire un petit tour sur ton blog et j’adore! Quand j’ai vu ta photo de profil, je pensais que tu habitais aussi sur Londres (c’est Camden lock, non?). Je suis ravie qu’on se soit trouvées!

  14. 09/10/2014 / 8:50 pm

    En effet la photo es pris sur Camden, j’adore Londres ! Tu parle très bien le français 😉

    • 09/10/2014 / 9:08 pm

      Merci, je me débrouille. En fait, je suis française (hi hi), mais j’habite dans les environs de Londres depuis 13 ans. x

  15. 09/10/2014 / 11:31 pm

    How gorgeous and quick and easy are these, another beautiful post Mel. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

    • 09/10/2014 / 11:36 pm

      Always a pleasure, beautiful! x

    • 11/10/2014 / 12:00 am

      Cheers Lucy!

    • 10/10/2014 / 9:57 pm

      I hope you like it! x

  16. 18/10/2014 / 4:26 pm

    Love your tart – j´adore ta recette!

    • 19/10/2014 / 12:31 am

      Thanks Sabine! I just had a look at your latest recipe and that clafoutis looks sublime! There was no option to leave a comment on the post.

      • 19/10/2014 / 4:48 am

        Thank you, Mel! I´m not sure why you were´t able to leave a comment, as I can see the option below the post – anyway thanks for visiting, Mel!

        • 19/10/2014 / 10:35 am

          I managed to comment just now.

          • 19/10/2014 / 10:57 pm

            Great you made the effort to try once more, merci bien!

          • 20/10/2014 / 12:50 am

            My pleasure!

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