This healthy, light Irish recipe, perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner, is definitely a keeper.

A light and tasty quiche this is truly scrumptious.


1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup water


½ cup finely chopped onion
2 ½ tbsp butter
14 ounces chopped smoked salmon
2 tsp chopped fresh chives
½ clove garlic, chopped
2 tsp chopped fresh basil
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
A dash of pepper


Combine all pastry ingredients in a food processor. Gather into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F).

Roll out the dough to fit a 24 cm (10") tart pan. Prick with a fork. Cover edges with foil and bake 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 160 degrees C (325 degrees F).

Saute onion until shiny in the butter. Stir in salmon, chives, garlic, and basil. Let it cool. Arrange the salmon mixture in the pre-baked tart shell. Whisk eggs with milk and cream, season with pepper and pour in the tart shell.

Bake about 30 minutes, until puffed and golden.

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* Originally published in May 2014.

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