Kale, Spinach and Feta Pie
This delicious meal is a great week day dinner and the leftovers make for a nutritious and healthy lunch. Preparation is effortless and the final result is beautiful, fresh subtle flavours of green dancing in your mouth.
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- 2 leeks, washed finely sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 bunch kale or Cavolo Nero, washed trimmed and finely shredded
- 200 g baby spinach leaves
- Black pepper – a generous pinch
- 80 g quality feta cheese (see notes )
- 6 organic eggs
- 1 lemon
- 1 bunch parsley. chopped
- small handful pine-nuts
- Preheat oven to 180 C.
- Sauté leeks in a large heavy based pot until softened.
- Add shredded kale and cook through for 5 minutes until soft and wilted.
- Add baby spinach leaves…you may need to add this in 2 lots and cook through until just wilted.
- Season with black pepper and add the zest of 1 lemon and 1 bunch freshly chopped parsley.
- Spoon the kale + spinach mixture into a 22 cm pie dish.
- Break eggs into a bowl and whisk lightly until combined.
- Pour the eggs over the greens and gently incorporate through the mix of green goodness.
- Crumble over the feta cheese and sprinkle over with a few pine-nuts.
- Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until firm to touch and golden.
- Remove from the oven and rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy.
- You can use ricotta in place of feta
- Serve with roughly chopped tomatoes tossed with finely diced shallots, olive oil and red wine vinegar.
- Serve along side lightly tossed leafy greens scented with a French style dressing or salsa verde.
What makes this Kale, Spinach and Feta Pie so nutritious?
- Health benefits of kale – kale is part of the cabbage family and this wonderful vegetable is a good source of all three antioxidants: beta-carotene and vitamins C and E. It is also rich in naturally occurring glucosinolates, which help in the fight against cancer.
- Health benefits of eggs – eggs are high in protein and contain all the essential amino acids needed for growth and repair. Including quality protein sources into your meals every day supports weight loss + healthy metabolism, maintains a healthy immune system, curbs appetite and helps to sustain lean muscle.
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