Easy Leek Quiche with Feta Cheese

Leek Quiche RecipeI have always had a reverence for quiche. And leek is another favorite of mine. So leek quiche is a winner! But I thought it was one of those delicate and complicated French things – until Lise Lotte Urfe from Denmark came to visit the farm and treated us to this tasty easy to make leek quiche.

I was pleasantly surprised by how simple a leek quiche is to make. Of course, I asked her for the recipe, and I just substituted whole-wheat flour for white flour. It is the combination of leeks, feta and dill that makes this quiche spectacular. Now we serve easy leek quiche frequently – and everybody loves it and asks for the recipe.


Serves 4 to 6


1 1/4 sticks (150 g) butter
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (150 g) whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 pinches salt
a little cold water


1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 leeks, white and tender green parts, cut into ½-inch (1-cm) pieces
6 eggs
1/4 cup (60 ml) heavy cream
1 handful snipped dill
salt and pepper
9 ounces (250 g) feta cheese, cut into cubes

1 Combine the crust ingredients, adding just enough water to form a kneadable dough. Form into a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2 Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
3 Spread the dough in a round quiche pan (10 inches or 25 cm) so that the bottom is covered and the sides are turned up. Prick the dough with a fork and bake until slightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.
4 Sauté the onion in the oil for 5 minutes. Add the leeks and sauté for another 5 minutes. Let the mixture cool.
5 Whisk together the eggs, cream, dill and salt and pepper to taste.
6 Spread the onion mixture over the baked crust. Pour in the egg mixture.
7 Distribute the feta evenly over the quiche.
8 Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C) and bake until the egg mixture is firm, 30 to 40 minutes.

Serve warm with a green salad.

Note: You can substitute any vegetable for the leeks. Quiches are a great way to use leftover vegetables! Also try adding other fresh herbs like basil or parsley.


You might also like Shrimp with Leeks in Cream Sauce and Potato Carrot Gratin.

Find more delicious recipes in my newest book COOKING WITH MARIKA: Clean Cuisine from an Estonian Farm.