26 April 2010

Vegetarian Passover Dishes

The Torah instructs a Jew not to eat chometz all seven
days of Passover. "Chometz" is defined as any of the five grains (wheat, spelt, barley, oats, and rye.) The way around that when you want something starchy? Quinoa! It seems like a grain, but it is actually a member of the beet family.

Enter Greens and Quinoa Pie!
1 c. Quinoa rinsed and drained
1 10 oz. pack of frozen spinach (thawed but not drained)
1 large onion chopped and sauteed.
1/2 c. fresh herbs chopped
1/4 c. goat cheese
1/2 c. plain greek yogurt
3 eggs beaten
salt and pepper to taste

Oil a deep pie plate with olive oil. Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl and transfer to oiled pie plate and bake at 350 for 30-40 mins. Easy!

Serve with Tunisian Carrot Salad:
1 lb. baby carrots chopped
20 kalamata olives chopped
sunflower shoots
olive oil
roasted garlic
cayenne pepper
lemon juice
chopped parsley

Mix it all together and serve either chilled or at room temperature.

Oh, and since I'm not Jewish, I also had a big slice of whole wheat bread with white bean spread on it. Bean spread recipe to follow.

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