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Quinoa Onion Tart

on May 25, 2012

May 25th, 2012 184

Here’s our super simple meatless Wednesday idea.


What you’ll need for the ‘crust’…

  • 2c of quinoa
  • 1/2c of finely chopped broccoli
  • 1/4c of the pesto of your choice

Mix the above together and pressed it into the base of a nine inch tart pan.

Place this in the fridge while you are preparing the ‘filling’.

Dice up five, six or seven onions and put them in a pan … drizzled about two tablespoons of good olive oil over the top and turn the heat on to a medium temperature.

Here’s what they look like when you start out…

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Let them dance and sizzle for about half an hour and this is what you’ll get…

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They will shrink down by about half.

Once the onions have caramelized to your liking, gently spread them over top of the quinoa crust.

Refridgerate for at least an hour and then place the dish in a 350 degree oven on a cookie sheet for about thirty minutes.

Remove from the oven, add a generous amount of Daiya ‘cheese’ to the top and back into the oven for another five or ten minutes.

Slice, lift gingerly (the quinoa is not at all like a regular crust – it’s crumbly and needs a little bit of nuturing) and enjoy!

HAPPY, healthy eating y’all!

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5 responses to “Quinoa Onion Tart

  1. Sophie33 says:

    A job very well done! I only creative new dishes,…that’s what cooking & baking all is about! 🙂
    But now, I love your unique recipes a lot! Your quiche makes me smile,….:) A must try!

  2. Simply Dish says:

    Thank you! Your comments put a smile on my face!
    I’d love to hear how it turns out for you when you do make it! 🙂

  3. that looks great! isn’t the versatility of quinoa amazing?!?

  4. valerie says:

    haha wondering what you meant by ‘ almond …pesto ! ‘ t hought = almond pesto ! ok ground almonds now intend to make a pesto – is this what holds it together ? I HEART QUINOA

    • Simply Dish says:

      the broccoli..carrot..almond pesto was a previous, yummy post. you could use any pesto you like or a little bit of olive oil. the ‘crust’ was very ‘quinoa-ish’, but SO good!
      if you’re a quinoa fan, you should try the quinoa pb cookies we baked today. 🙂
      thanks for stopping by!

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