Friday, August 23, 2013

Origins Farm: Mozzarella Caprese Quiche

We're back with another recipe made with the fresh produce from Origin's Farm. You could make this simple and flavorful quiche over the weekend for brunch, or even a lunch or light dinner paired with fresh salad.

First, a little background — when we see heaps of tomatoes and basil like we did at the Origin's Farm stand earlier this week, we have a one-track mind for caprese salads. When we spotted the cartons of fresh eggs they also had available, we couldn't help but think of this fun twist on our favorite summer salad — a caprese quiche. Fresh, simple ingredients are what make this dish shine and burst with those late summer flavors.

  • 1 Pie crust (we went with store-bought to keep it simple)
  • 6 Eggs (Origins Farm)
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • 3-4 Roma tomatoes (Origins Farm)
  • 5-6 Fresh basil leaves (Origins Farm)
  • 6 Mini mozzarella balls (ciliegine), sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
If using a store-bought pie crust, remove from freezer to thaw while prepping quiche ingredients. Start by slicing the tomatoes lengthwise and layering in a circle around inside of the pie crust. Arrange and layer the basil and fresh mozzarella slices around the tomatoes:

Mix together egg, cream, salt and pepper then pour egg mixture slowly into the pie crust over the layered ingredients:

Do not worry that the tomatoes get covered. While cooking they will magically rise to the top for a beautiful presentation on the table:

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40-50 minutes or until the egg mixture is set:

Remove and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving warm.

This is such a simple but somewhat fancy way to use those late summer vegetables still in the height of their season at the markets. If you're in RVA, be sure to check out Origin's Farm at your local market and pick up a few for your next summer meal.

Discover More:

Produce for this recipe was supplied on behalf of Origins Farm, whose mission we adore. Learn more about the farm, the people behind it and how excited we are about our relationship with them here.


  1. Wow, that looks amazing, and simple to make.

    1. Very simple and with fresh veggies so good!

  2. gorgeous. I love a good quiche.

    I'm so sad that I have never seen frozen, ready made pastry bases like that here in England. Ready made pastry, yes, ready to go bases - nope. Bah!

    1. Wow, that is surprising. Certainly is a quick way to throw a pie or quiche in the oven!

  3. Was this a regular size pie crust or the deep dish?

    1. Lisa, I have been racking my brain. I think I used a regular pie crust but I honestly cannot remember. It does cook up some so if you go with a deep dish I am sure that will be fine! Good luck on this and I am sure it will be great!

  4. I live in RVA!!! Just now read the article that Origin Farms is shutting down, I am so bummed! But I am so glad I came across this recipe! I can't wait to try it! Love love love your story and your blog and that you live in RVA!! Such a small world! Can't wait for farmers market season to kick up again, do you guys ever visit the Forest Hill Park farmers market on Saturdays?

    1. Hi Tori,
      Great to virtually meet you and we too were bummed on the Origin Farm news! We absolutely visit the Forest Hill farmers market and if you see us say hey! We are usually walking with our weim Basil. Thanks for reading and checking us out!

      Tim and Mary