. Savory Keto-Quinoa Pie
Once you think you’ve tried everything to put a unique spin on your classic savory quiche or meat pie, it’s time to give a newly-popular carbohydrate-free quinoa pie a shot. Quinoa, made with all-natural ingredients, is a highly nutritious seed that packs a massive protein punch.
Made with ingredients that are commonly used in a low-carb diet, this keto-quinoa pie is just perfect for people who are on a ketogenic diet. Made with almond flour, eggs, creamy cheese, and zucchini, this recipe will tick all the boxes in terms of health, ketogenic diet followers and non-dieters alike can enjoy this modern twist on an old favorite.
• 1/2 cup almonds, ground
• 4 cups zucchini, grated
• 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
• 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
• 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
• 1/2 cup quinoa
• 1/4 cup butter or ghee, melted
• 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
• 1/4 cup heavy cream
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9-inch pie pan with butter or ghee.
2. In a food processor, combine the almonds, zucchini, and sea salt. Pulse for 1 minute, until the mixture is well combined and the zucchini is finely chopped.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, feta cheese, quinoa, melted butter or ghee, parmesan cheese, and heavy cream.
4. Pour the egg mixture into the food processor and pulse for 30 seconds, until the ingredients are well combined.
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie pan and spread it evenly.
6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden and the center of the pie is set.
7. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
This savory quinoa pie is a delicious and nutritious way to get your daily dose of protein and fiber while still enjoying a familiar comfort food. The quinoa is a great source of complete plant-based protein, while also containing essential minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Zucchini provides a good amount of vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. The feta and parmesan cheeses add a bit of decadent creaminess and flavor.
This keto-quinoa pie makes a great main course for a dinner night or pair it with a green salad to make it the perfect lunch or dinner option. It can be served warm or cold and can be served with a side of sour cream for an extra tang. You can also add your favorite herbs and spices to mix up the flavors.
This quinoa pie is sure to be a hit on the dinner table. Its all-natural ingredients make it healthful and nutritious, while its texture and flavor make it a delightful treat. Enjoy!