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You can't beat a good gluten free quiche recipe and this easy broccoli and salmon quiche is always a winner for lunch or dinner. Using tinned salmon keeps costs down and the broccoli adds a pop of colour within this gluten free pastry case.
I don't make quiche as often as I should, and when I do I always forget how easy they are to make.
A gluten free quiche is great because it's such a multi-tasking meal.
You can have hot quiche for dinner, cold quiche for lunch, and it's great for picnics and lunchboxes.
Plus if you're the only gluten free person (or quiche fan) in the house you can even portion up the slices and freeze them.
My Mum always used to make quiche using tinned salmon when I was a kid and I remember really loving it.
So I decided to try and recreate this childhood dish with some added veggies - it was a resounding success with everyone who tried it!
Are quiches gluten free?
Quiche is made using pastry so a traditional quiche is not gluten free.
You can make a crustless quiche, like a frittata, but let's face it, quiche without the golden pastry just isn't as fun.
However by switching to gluten free pastry you can easily make whatever quiche you like completely gluten free.
You can buy varieties of gluten free shortcrust pastry but I always use my failsafe gluten free shortcrust pastry recipe.
It's super easy to throw together and roll out and you can easily make extra pastry and freeze it for next time you get a quiche craving.
Broccoli and Salmon Quiche Ingredients
There's a full printable recipe card below with all the ingredients and quantities, but here's an overview of the main bits you'll need.
I've also listed any ideas for substitutions here as well.
To make my gluten free salmon broccoli quiche recipe you will need...
- Gluten Free Pastry: I recommend making half a batch of my gluten free shortcrust pastry recipe. It's super easy to make using plain gluten free flour, xanthan gum, butter, eggs and water. It rolls like a dream and you can freeze it too!
- Broccoli: I cut a head of broccoli (around 250g) into florets and use these for my quiche. You could use frozen broccoli or even tenderstem broccoli if you prefer.
- Tinned Salmon: Using tinned salmon in this recipe makes it really cost-effective. You could use the same amount of cooked, flaked salmon or even smoked salmon if you like. It would be a good way to use up leftover cooked salmon if you had it.
- Eggs: I use large UK eggs for my quiche but you can use any size, as long as you make enough filling to fit your quiche dish.
- Milk and Cream: Using milk and cream helps to add a lovely flavour to this quiche. I usually use full-fat milk and single cream. But you can use any kind of milk, and double cream also works. For a lower fat version replace the cream with extra milk.
I haven't yet mastered a good vegan or dairy free pastry and that, combined with the milk and cream, means this quiche is not dairy free. Yet...
Broccoli and Salmon Quiche recipe FAQs
Before we get stuck into the recipe, I wanted to answer a few questions about this gluten free broccoli and salmon quiche.
Do you cook broccoli before putting in quiche
Yes! I always cook the broccoli a little before adding it to the filling or this broccoli quiche recipe with salmon.
I hate the thought of the broccoli florets being undercooked and crunchy when in a quiche.
However they only need a light steam - too much and they'll turn to mush when baking.
What to serve with salmon and broccoli quiche
This salmon and broccoli quiche is so versatile and some ideas for serving include:
- Serve this quiche hot with some smashed potatoes for a lovely light summer dinner.
- Pack up some cold slices of quiche in a lunchbox for an easy packed lunch.
- Wrap up slices of cold (or hot) quiche and take on a picnic along with some salads like my potato salad and gluten free tuna pasta salad.
- Enjoy as part of an afternoon tea spread with warm gluten free scones and some cakes such as my gluten free Victoria Sponge.
There are lots of different ways to enjoy this quiche - I'd love to know in the comments how you eat yours!
Can you freeze salmon and broccoli quiche
Gluten free quiche is a great recipe for batch cooking and freezing, so yes, you can indeed freeze this broccoli and salmon quiche.
I prefer to let the quiche cool completely then slice it up into portions.
Either freeze them laid out separately on a tray or board, then remove into a bag or tub - or freeze between slices of baking paper.
That way you can help yourself to a slice of quiche when needed without having to defrost the whole lot.
My broccoli and salmon quiche recipe
This easy gluten free quiche is a great recipe for the whole family to enjoy, no matter the time of year.
It makes a 23cm quiche large enough for 4 people top enjoy a hearty lunch or dinner.
And please do leave a review to let others know you loved it too! It would mean the world to me.
- Half a batch of my gluten free pastry
- 250g broccoli florets
- 170g tinned salmon (drained)
- 100ml milk
- 50ml single cream
- 3 large eggs
- Make the pastry as per the instructions and chill. When ready to make the quiche, preheat the oven to 180C / Fan 160C / Gas Mark 5.
- Once the pastry is chilled, roll out to around 4mm thick and press into your quiche dish. Trim the edges and prick the bottom with a fork or knife. Place a sheet of baking paper on top and fill with baking beans.
- Blind bake the pastry for 10-15 minutes, then take out of the oven and carefully remove the baking beans and paper. Place back in the oven and bake for a further 5 mins. Remove from the oven while you make the filling.
FOR THE FILLING
- To make the quiche filling, cut the broccoli into small florets and steam for 5 minutes. Leave to cool slightly then add to a large jug along with the eggs, cream, milk and salmon, plus a good seasoning of salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Pour the filling into the baked pastry crust and place back in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the filling has set. Serve hot or cold.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 202mgSodium: 328mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 19g
Need more gluten free baking inspiration?
Here are some more easy gluten free pastry recipes you can try out once you've made this Broccoli and Salmon Quiche recipe.
- Mexican Quiche Recipe
- Gluten Free Puff Pastry Recipe
- Gluten Free Sausage Rolls
- Brie and Asparagus Quiche
If you have any recipe suggestions, please let me know in the comments what you’d like to see next!
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