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This low carb quiche recipe (or more accurately, this low carb crustless quiche recipe) was inspired by my summer herb obsession. Fresh basil! Last year, I bought my first-ever basil plant. I honestly can’t believe that it took me this long. Why didn’t I try this sooner?
Best. Purchase. Ever.
In case you’re on the fence about having a basil plant, there are plenty of awesome reasons to get one. In fact, I made a list! You need a basil plant if…
1. You’re tired of buying fresh basil and having it go bad before you can use it all up.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Is this really a problem? I mean, how can you have too much basil? It does happen, though. Basil leaves are notorious for wilting extremely fast, even if you store them properly. I like to store them in a glass in the fridge, with the stems in a little water and a bag over the top. It works pretty well, but occasionally I lose track of them before they wilt. Let me tell you, throwing away basil is just painful!
2. You hate not having basil on hand when you find a new summer basil recipe on the spur of the moment.
Has this ever happened to you? You’re perusing Pinterest or Google, looking for the perfect dish to make for dinner. Then you find it – the most awesome salad, chicken, or whatever else, and it calls for fresh basil. Except you don’t have fresh basil, because you don’t have a basil plant, and the basil you bought last week already turned brown. Don’t let this be you!
3. You keep spending more money on basil, when you could have just bought a basil plant for the price of a bunch of basil.
Until I bought a basil plant last year, I never realized this. Why keep buying bunches of basil, when you can just buy a plant once, and it will keep producing more basil leaves? No one likes wasting money.
4. You’ve ever tasted basil leaves fresh off the plant.
This is probably the most important point. Once you try freshly picked basil leaves, you realize there is no comparison between those and the bunches you can buy at the store. The fresh ones are endlessly more aromatic and delicious. The smell is intoxicating!
Now that I have (hopefully) convinced you to buy a basil plant, I want to share one of my favorite basil recipes.
Namely, low carb crustless quiche Caprese.
Caprese salad is such a classic summer dish. In fact, it’s one of my favorite uses for fresh basil. This low carb crustless quiche recipe is the brunch take on that salad, because sometimes you need a quality weekend recipe.
Packed with protein from the eggs and almond milk, antioxidants from juicy tomatoes, flavor from aromatic garlic, and of course, heaps of fresh basil, this low carb quiche has tons of health benefits. It also happens to taste delicious! The gooey fresh mozzarella on top is the perfect finish. If you can tolerate a little natural sugar, you can even lightly drizzle balsamic vinegar or glaze on top – but that part is totally optional.
Why not save this low carb crustless quiche recipe to have on hand when you feel like having a lazy weekend breakfast or brunch? And if you love quiche as much as I do, try gluten-free quiche Lorraine – just omit the potato crust to keep it low carb.
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Low Carb Crustless Quiche Caprese (Gluten-Free)
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
Combine the tomatoes, basil, garlic, and 2/3 of the mozzarella pieces in a bowl. Transfer the mixture to the bottom a 9 in (23 cm) round (or square) glass or ceramic pan.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, sea salt, and black pepper (you can reuse the same bowl). Pour the egg mixture into the pan over the tomatoes and basil.
Bake for 30 minutes, until almost set.
Dot the remaining mozzarella pieces on top of the partially baked quiche. Bake until set and golden and completely set, about 15 minutes.
- If there is any liquid near the edges (from the tomatoes), drain before serving. Garnish with additional fresh basil ribbons.
You can drizzle some balsamic vinegar or glaze on top for a classic Caprese finish.
Serving size: 1 slice, or 1/8 of entire quiche
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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