Looking for a quick and impressive breakfast with local and in season ingredients? Try this Western Green Pepper Quiche! You can find most of these ingredients from your local Farmers Market, and the fun part is – you can mix and match your favorite peppers, chilis, and other fixin’s! I went with green chiles from KMK Farm to make this quiche and we had it over Fourth of July weekend! Give it a try sometime!


Pie Shell
1 cup flour (I used a sprouted grain flour)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1/4 cup ice water
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup chopped green chiles
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
2 tablespoons finely chopped red pepper



1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, chili powder, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture is crumbly.
2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the ice water and the vinegar. Slowly pour it over the flour mixture, one tablespoon at a time, stirring with a fork until the flour mixture is moistened and can be formed into a ball. Avoid adding too much water or over-mixing.
3. Place the ball of dough on a lightly floured surface and flatten it with your hand. Roll out the dough until it fits a 9-inch pie dish. Lightly oil the pie dish, fold the dough into thirds, and transfer it to the pie dish. Unfold and pat it gently into the dish, being careful not to stretch or tear the pastry.
4. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Prick the dough with a fork two to three times and pour the filling into the pie dish.
5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
6. Combine the grated cheeses in a mixing bowl and then spread over the bottom of the prepared pie shell.
7. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, salt, pepper, heavy cream, chiles, olives, and onions. Pour over the cheese and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.