Nutritionally, it is rich in vitamins A and C, iron and folate. Folate may help prevent heart disease, cancer, neural tube defects in infants and help strengthen the immune system. It's been described as "nature’s ultimate multivitamin".
But what to do with it? I tend to use it in place of spinach and have made the following quiche many times. The first time I made it was for a BBQ for something for vegetarians to eat and it was gobbled up by the meat eaters! So, here's the recipe, I hope you enjoy it.
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 eggs
- 22g cheese
- 200g finely chopped silverbeet
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- S&P, nutmeg, feta cheese to taste
Preheat oven to 200oC.
Place pastry in a lightly greased quiche dish.
Whisk the mayo and milk together until smooth. Whisk in eggs.Add in cheeses, silverbeet, onion, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
Pour into pastry and bake for 45 minutes covered with foil. Uncover and cook for another 10-15 minutes.