When quiches were big in the '80s, along with florescent fashion and big hair, I made more than my share of them. I decided it was time for a Meatless Monday update with a southwest spin!
A ricotta filling turns the dish into something fresher and creamier - and turns the custard into a fluffy texture. You could use this ricotta custard base with so many vegetables. I like the combination of red bell, green bell and jalapeno peppers. I like roasting the peppers first to deepen their flavor and remove moisture.
And, Hip Hip Hooooo-Ray!!! Spring is on the way!
-- posted by Donna
THREE PEPPER RICOTTA TART
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 - 2 jalapeno peppers
One pie crust, pressed into a tart pan
8 green onions, thinly sliced
15 ounces low fat ricotta cheese
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons light sour cream
2 ounces strong hard cheese, such as Parmesan, Pecorino Romano or Asiago, grated
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut peppers into 1 inch strips and lay cut side down on a baking sheet. Spray with a little oil. Broil 6 inches from heat until pepper is lightly browned. Cool. Cut into 2 inch julienne pieces.
Mix together ricotta, eggs, sour cream, cheese and garlic powder. Pour into tart crust. Sprinkle on top the green onion pieces and pepper strips, patting them down into ricotta mixture.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until puffed slightly and browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
We love putting southwest spins on classic comfort foods. Check out our Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding. How about Poblano Potato Salad? And, apple pie meets southwest in Apple Chimichangas!
Other bloggers have done southwest spins on classic dishes:
Southwestern Quiche, Cast Sugar
Southwest Egg Rolls, Tart Reform
Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie, Cate's World Kitchen
Southwest Casserole, Amanda's Cookin
I want this now!!
It is YUM, Deborah. Cheers!
Jill Mant~a SaucyCook
Yum!! And what a lovely and inviting photo. I also like the concept of the ricotta pie being the base and changing the flavor by playing with fresh seasonal vegetables, herbs and various cheeses! Cheers!
Thanks Jill - the ricotta makes this so "fluffy" - just YUM.
That looks really good! I love that it is a veggie tart! YUM
You are too kind! Thanks for stopping by!
Anita at Hungry Couple
This sounds wonderful. Definitely saving the recipe.
Love to put peppers in most everything!