I have an amazing recipe to share with you – a twist on two of my favorite dishes, Cornbread Quiche and Santa Fe Casserole.


Half-quiche, half-cornbread, this recipe is all about the spicy flavor.  It is also my entry into Foodbuzz’s Pace Salsa recipe contest.  The salsa was given to me as a free product to try and review on the blog.


Enough talk, let’s get down to business!




  • 1 cup of dry cornbread mix + all necessary ingredients to prepare according to package directions
  • 1 zucchini
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Pace salsa
  • Salt and pepper to taste




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare cornbread mix according to package directions.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel away most of the zucchini into strips.  Don’t worry about peeling the seedy inside.  Use a knife to chop the strips into smaller pieces.


  • Combine zucchini and cornbread mix in a small bowl.  Grease a cast iron skillet and pour mix in.


  • Cook for 10 minutes and remove from oven.  Cornbread should be golden but not browned.
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, Pace salsa, and hummus.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour egg mix on top of cornbread, place back in oven, and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove, let stand, and slice into four portions.
  • Serve with some more salsa!


The cornbread serves as a crust – if you want a higher cornbread to egg ratio, simply add more cornbread and cook the cornbread a bit longer.  The hummus achieves a cheesy texture without the added dairy.


I LOVED this recipe and promptly ate 2 slices!  It would be perfect for brunch, lunch, or even dinner. 



  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen January 30, 2011, 3:32 pm

    This looks so good! I will have to try it! 🙂

  • Lauren @ Hungry Dancer January 30, 2011, 3:34 pm

    This looks amazing!!! I need to try this one!!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) January 30, 2011, 3:35 pm

    Wow Caitlin! You have outdone yourself! Looks fantastic!

  • Isabella January 30, 2011, 3:36 pm

    Beautiful! Did you peel the zucchini with the everyday peeler?
    You are Beautiful! 😀

    • Caitlin January 30, 2011, 3:37 pm


      You’re beautiful too!

      • Isabella January 30, 2011, 5:59 pm

        Thanks! (for both!)

  • Anne @butter and bear January 30, 2011, 3:38 pm

    That sounds delicious! I love quiche and cornbread. I am definitely going to try this recipe.

  • Heather Eats Almond Butter January 30, 2011, 3:39 pm

    Caitlin, that looks delicious. I love cornbread and hummus but never thought of combining them. Bookmarked! 🙂

  • Kiran January 30, 2011, 3:44 pm

    Hmm…bravo for the best of 2 recipe combos 🙂

  • AJ @ Flowing to Fifty January 30, 2011, 3:46 pm

    Really? Together? Are you sure???? :-}

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin January 30, 2011, 3:47 pm

    Wow I love this idea! Making anything in a castiron skillet takes it to another level, in my opinion. 🙂

  • Lauren January 30, 2011, 3:50 pm

    Wow, Caitlin this looks really really good! I’ll definitely be giving it a try soon!

  • Kristin @ FoodFash January 30, 2011, 3:53 pm

    Ooohh I just bought some gluten-free cornbread mix that I’ve been dying to use. This looks like a perfect excuse!

  • Baking 'n' Books January 30, 2011, 4:01 pm

    I LOVE this! I have cornmeal here and those other ingredients…salsa – but not the Pace kind 😉 – although that is a good kind! Looks healthy and hearty!

    I should check out these contests…what’s the prize? I hope it’s not a year’s supply of salsa! Although…

  • Camille January 30, 2011, 4:01 pm

    I have had both of those recipes bookmarked forever but I guess I can just exchange the two for this one! This looks awesome!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 30, 2011, 4:08 pm

    that looks delish!! i have been the recipient of lots of Pace too! I have made southwestern inspired soups w/ mine and also dips. Love your creation 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 30, 2011, 4:21 pm

    oh my – talk about tasty!

  • Kara January 30, 2011, 4:22 pm

    I love the idea of adding hummus, I would have never thought of that! I bet you’ll win 🙂

  • Ann January 30, 2011, 4:41 pm

    Looks delicious! Santa Fe Casserole is a favorite around our house, I’m making a variation of it this week, in fact! In addition to the usual rice, egg, bean goodness, I’m also planning to toss in some canned diced tomatoes, chopped roasted sweet potato, and pickled jalapeno. I have some avocodo and sour cream for topping.

  • jen @ taste life January 30, 2011, 4:47 pm

    Doesn’t salsa just go perfectly with eggs? Yum! That recipe looks great.

  • Bronwyn Coyne January 30, 2011, 4:49 pm

    Sounds tasty! Yum yum, eggs and cornbread.

  • Rachel January 30, 2011, 4:55 pm

    Perfect recipe! Looks like a great, satisfying dinner for the boat.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate January 30, 2011, 5:08 pm

    OMG. I must make this asap.

  • Ashley January 30, 2011, 5:09 pm

    I <3 cornbread.

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews January 30, 2011, 5:11 pm

    That looks awesome! I hope you win.

  • Natalia - a side of simple January 30, 2011, 5:13 pm

    Mmm yay! I’m such a fan of your cornbread and quiche recipes! And you can never go wrong with salsa 🙂

  • VeggieGirl January 30, 2011, 5:14 pm

    OOOH stellar recipe!

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) January 30, 2011, 5:14 pm

    I love zucchini. I love salsa. I love this post.

  • Lana January 30, 2011, 5:30 pm

    What a fun recipe! Looks DELISH!!!

  • Gill (snaxandthecity) January 30, 2011, 5:31 pm

    i’ve never had cornbread – looks good though!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef January 30, 2011, 5:33 pm

    this looks so unique! i love it!

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty January 30, 2011, 6:21 pm

    This looks delicious and very filling! I bet it would be good with some black beans and guacamole on the side 🙂

  • Tricia January 30, 2011, 6:29 pm

    I don’t have a cast iron, can I do this in some other device? Like a baking dish?

    • Lindsey January 30, 2011, 7:18 pm

      I was wondering the same thing!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) January 30, 2011, 7:04 pm

    Yum! Looks great.

  • Leila @ Spinach and Skittles January 30, 2011, 7:32 pm

    Oooo this looks tasty! I love, love, love your cornbread quiche, so I’m thinking this may need to be whipped up soon.

  • kate January 30, 2011, 7:39 pm

    This looks great. Salsa is myt favorite condiment!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 30, 2011, 7:41 pm

    Ooohh, this looks amazing!!!!!!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 30, 2011, 7:48 pm

    I think it would be perfect for every meal of the day!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales January 30, 2011, 8:13 pm

    Ah that looks so good!!! And I bet the pictures don’t even do it justice…

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 30, 2011, 8:16 pm

    Yum! Absolutely genious!

  • Balanced Healthy Life January 30, 2011, 8:18 pm

    That looks amazing! I love that there is hummus in this recipe as well.

  • G January 30, 2011, 8:29 pm

    Cornbread + eggs + salsa + hummus = an AWESOME recipe!! Almost all of my favourite things! If there would somehow be a way to add chocolate to that combination, I could easily live off of it for the rest of my life. 😉

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 30, 2011, 8:40 pm

    My family would LOVE this! I’ll have to suggest it to them for our next family brunch. 😀

  • Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner January 30, 2011, 8:49 pm

    I love your addition of hummas!!! You are such a genius! 🙂

  • Cara @fitnessnfoodiegirl January 30, 2011, 9:20 pm

    That is something I would never think to put together, but it looks AWESOME! I will def be trying this!

  • Christine January 30, 2011, 9:40 pm

    Caitlin what kind of hummus did you use?

    • Caitlin January 31, 2011, 9:40 am

      That is Roots brand, the black bean flavor.

  • Sarah January 30, 2011, 10:08 pm

    Yumm-o! I made this for dinner tonight and it was awesome! I used the 5 eggs but my skillet must be a bit too small because it was going to overflow if I used all of the egg mixture. GREAT recipe! It is going to go into my rotation for sure 🙂

    • Caitlin January 31, 2011, 9:16 am

      Oh I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂

  • Alison @ Around the VeggieTable January 31, 2011, 10:05 am

    I really want to make the yogurt! What proportion of chia to almond milk do you use? 🙂

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good January 31, 2011, 12:48 pm

    I will be trying this! It sounds great!

  • Dee January 31, 2011, 7:24 pm

    wow! this looks SO good!

  • Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy January 31, 2011, 8:43 pm

    Mini-quiches for the superbowl party, this sounds PERFECT! 🙂

  • James Taylor February 3, 2011, 1:09 pm

    Wow! This looks amazing! Have to be sure to try out this recipe some time soon! Thanks a lot!

  • Deborah Dowd February 3, 2011, 11:18 pm

    This sounds so different and delicious. What an inspired combination!

  • Margaret Murphy Tripp February 11, 2011, 10:34 am

    That looks delicious and I absolutely LOVE cornbread. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • muppy February 22, 2011, 12:33 am

    I love the look of this, what a great idea. Yum!

  • JoyceLYH February 25, 2011, 9:03 pm

    Looks exciting. Seems like there was minimal usage of crockery and such — fuss-free and straightforward!

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