Whenever you can find fresh Roma tomatoes and basil, make this low-carb and gluten-free Crustless Three-Cheese Tomato-Basil Quiche! This special dish would be a treat for Meatless Monday.
It probably won't surprise anyone to hear that at my house I have a big collection of cookbooks that take up an entire wall in my office. I have so many different ones that I can go for a years without looking at some of them, and then one day a book will catch my eye and I'll start to browse through it. Recently I picked up a quirky book called Nutbread and Nostalgia, published in 1979 by the Junior League of South Bend, Indiana. Lydia will have to confirm it, but I think maybe my blogging friend Lydia sent me this book a while back when she was purging her own cookbook collection.
And this very, very old book is where I got the idea of using fresh tomatoes and basil in a quiche. Of course the recipe in the book wasn't crustless, and I really changed just about everything in the inspiring recipe except the starring ingredients. It also took me several tries to come up with a keeper version, and along the way I added cottage cheese for extra protein and switched the tomatoes for less wet Roma tomatoes.
But making this several times to get it right really wasn't that much of a hardship, because I gobbled up even the ones that didn't set up well enough, and by the time I had the Crustless Three-Cheese Tomato-Basil Quiche recipe I'm sharing in this post, I was wondering why it took me so long to make this type of crustless quiche. And personally I think this is the perfect late-summer dish when you're ready for something that's cooked but tomatoes and basil are still abundant.
Of course, this quiche is perfect for Meatless Monday, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it for a meatless meal any time of day if you try the recipe! (Find more meatless main dishes or side dishes with the photo-index pages for Meatless Recipes or Vegan Recipes. And check out my Meatless Monday Pinterest Board with meatless recipe ideas from food bloggers all around the web!)