Archive | July, 2010

Recipe: Quinoa & Greens Pie

15 Jul

Quinoa and Greens Pie with Mashed Turnips and Beet Chips

Due to popular demand, below is the recipe for the Quinoa & Greens Pie from Vegetarian Times we made for an backyard meal with friends a few months ago, served here with mashed turnips and Mark Bittman’s beet chips (at least the ones that didn’t burn).

Greens and Quinoa Pie

  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large bunch chicory (1 to 1 1/4 lb), cut into bite-sized pieces (bottom 1 1/2″ of hard stems removed) OR a big bunch of Random Greens (beet tops, turnip greens, cabbage, etc.)
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium onions thinly sliced (2 cups)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, preferably Greek (1 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup grated aged goat cheese or Swiss cheese (1 oz.)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

Place quinoa in small saucepan, and toast over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until almost dry. Ad 1 cup water, and season with salt, f desired. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and transfer to large bowl.
Heat large pot over medium heat. Add chicory, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until wilted, stirring frequently or tossing with tongs. Add romaine, and wilt 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer greens to strainer, and squeeze out excess moisture. Transfer to cutting board, and chop into small pieces. Stir into quinoa.
Preheat oven to 350*. heat 1 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, and sauté 10 minutes, or until browned. Add cooked onions, green onions, dill, feta cheese, and goat cheese to quinoa mixture. Stir in eggs; season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Pour 1 Tbs. oil into 9″ pie pan, and place in oven. hat 5 minutes, or until oil is hot. swirl oil to coat bottom of pan, then spread quinoa mixture in pan with spatula. Bake 20 minutes. Drizzle pie with remaining 1 Tbs. oil, and bake 20 to 30 minutes more, or until golden brown.

Serves 6

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