Loretta Sebastiani

By: Loretta Sebastiani
     

Green tomato quiche ( Torta salata con pomodori verdi )

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You can make fabulous dishes with green tomatoes. Do you know it? test our savory tart filled with zucchini-and-tomato mixture. You'll astonish your guests!

difficulty: easy

time: 2 hours

calories: 343 (kCal)

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • 2 servings pizza dough
  • 500g (1.1 pound) green tomatoes
  • 100g (3 1/2 ounces) ripe tomatoes
  • 250g (8 3/4 ounces) zucchini
  • 150g (5 1/3 ounces) leek
  • 1 little hot chilli pepper
  • 1 tablespoon capers in vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 500ml (1 pint - 2 cups) cold water
  • Bunch fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt
Difficulty:
easy recipe
Time:
preparation: 30 minutes
cooking: 1 h 30 minutes
total: 2 hours
How many calories in a serving?
Calories: 343 (kcal) 18 % - 1435 (kJ)
Protein: 10.5 (g) 21 % GDA
Total fat: 8.4 (g) 13 % GDA
Total carbohydrate: 60.2 (g) 23 % GDA
Sugars: 10.0 (g) 12 % GDA

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Nutrition facts

Green tomato quiche recipe

Preparation and cooking

  • - Wash tomatoes and divide into quarters.
  • - Cut off zucchini ends. Wash them and cut into coarse pieces.
  • - Clean leek. Wash and cut into large slices.
  • - Clean hot chilli pepper and remove its seeds if you want.
  • - Put all your vegetables in a large pan.
  • - Add capers and sugar.
  • - Season to taste with salt and stir very well.
  • - Cover with cold water.
  • - Bring to a boil, lower heat and continue cooking, stirring now and then, until all vegetables are tender, about an hour.
  • - Turn off the stove, let your mixture cool and then put it through a food mill.
  • - Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • - Grease a baking pan with olive oil and sprinkle with flour.
  • - Line your baking pan with pizza dough.
  • - Prick its bottom with a fork.
  • - Spoon tomato mixture and level surface.
  • - Sprinkle chives on the top.
  • - Bake until dough is golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

Just before serving

  • - Let your savory tart rest for few minutes and serve, sliced.

Tips and menu planning

Tips

  • - This savory tart can be made in early autumn when you can find green tomatoes easily.
  • - You can modify some doses according to your own taste: increase capers or hot chilli pepper ...
    Besides you can use pizza dough with whole wheat flour as you can see in the photo.
  • - You can use homemade pizza dough or ready-to-bake pizza dough or, if preferred, salt shortcrust pastry. Links to recipes below.

Menu planning

  • - This quiche is a vegan recipe.
    But you can combine it with smoked salmon or tuna or salami if you don't follow a vegan diet.
    It may be a perfect starter if you have guests (in this case it serves more people) or one-plate meal in your family menu.

Useful links for this recipe

  • - Here's the link to pizza directory where you can find a lot of recipes to do homemade pizza dough with different flours and yeasts.
  • - On the contrary, if you prefer salt shortcrust pastry, follow this link.

Healthy eating

  • - If you compare this savory tart filled with green tomatoes to other similar recipes, you can notice it is not a high.calorie dish but be careful to servings :))

Loretta

What's the right wine for " Green tomato quiche "?

My suggestion is to match this vegetable quiche with a new wine (vino novello) if you make it in november. Alternatively choose a red wine that mustn't be tannic or aged.