Lately my husband and I don't see very much of each other. If he is not working, I am. And on the rare occasion that we both have some free time, we usually have to prepare for a party or out of town guests.
The other night my mom graciously took the kids, giving us a free night. We had grand plans of trying a new restaurant and bakery, but having had worked all day the thought of going out just didn't sound appealing anymore. So we decided to stay in and enjoy a quite dinner on the back patio.
The last thing I wanted to do was spend more time in the kitchen to prepare dinner. He and I love quiche, so I threw one in the oven and prepped the salad. In less than 25 minutes, we had a delicious meal and were sipping a crisp chardonnay. It was perfect, and much needed.
The egg white quiche was light, flavorful and perfectly filling. I paired it with a simple spinach, fig, and bacon salad, which was absolutely delicious. My husband adores fig, so when they are in season (for all of like 3 weeks) we eat them daily. This meal was extremely easy to put together and even easier to clean up!
Ever since working with La Terra Fina last year, I have been a huge fan of their products. I buy them regularly at Costco for party appetizer and quick family meals. What I love about La Terra Fina is that their quiches are free from artificial flavors and preservatives and offer 10+ grams of protein per serving. Now that they are also available in the 6ounce sizes, this will become a staple in my husband's lunches!
So tell me, what do you make for a quick yet sophisticated outdoor meal?
- 1 garlic clove , finely chopped
- ½ a small shallot , finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons dijon Mustard
- ¼ cup champagne vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- 3 fresh figs , sliced into quarter wedges
- ½ cup crumbled goat cheese
- ½ cup bacon crumbles.
To make the dressing whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until the ingredients are homogenized.
Toss the spinach with the dressing and top with sliced fig, crumbled goat cheese and bacon crumbles.