Quinoa Crusted Leek Pie

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • one hour and 40 minutes
  • 5 servings
Quinoa Crusted Leek Pie

Sure, we all love pies, but we still have to take care of our diet. So, to let go of those pesky carbs, we recommend making the pie crust out of quinoa. Quinoa is packed full of protein and fiber, and it makes for a similar crust when served as a pie. We’ve made the pie with leek, tomato, and a bit of parmesan on top.

Ingredients Needed for Quinoa Crusted Leek Pie

1 cup quinoa
½ cup almond flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
pink himalayan salt
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1 egg
1 leek, green and pale green parts only
1 teaspoon thyme
2 garlic cloves, crushed
pepper
2 egg whites
¼ cup parmesan, shredded
1 tomato, sliced

How to Cook Quinoa Crusted Leek Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 360°F/180°C.
  2. Add the quinoa in a glass baking dish and slide it into the oven for the next 20 minutes. Don’t turn off the heat after it’s ready.
  3. Add half of it in a blender and blend it until smooth. Mix the 2 types of quinoa in a large bowl. Add the almond flour, cornstarch and a pinch of salt. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 egg.
  4. Mix everything with a wooden spatula.
  5. Add the quinoa in a glass baking dish and press it well on the bottom and sides. You should obtain a thick layer of quinoa, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick. Slide it into the oven for the next 20 minutes. Don’t turn off the oven.
  6. Heat the remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the leek, thyme, garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook everything for 3 minutes.
  7. Add the leek in a large bowl. Mix it with egg whites with shredded parmesan.
  8. Add the mixture to the roasted quinoa. Evenly lay the tomato slices. Slide the tray into the oven for the next 20 minutes.

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