winter veggie quinoa tart
“Now remember kids, eat your cupcakes and doughnuts with extra sprinkles so you will grow up to be nice and strong.”
Isn’t this every kid’s dream to hear their parents say?
Growing up, I’m pretty sure my parents said that exact statement, but apparently it must have been on opposite day. Can we bring back opposite day? Even as an adult, I would like to have been Cameron Diaz in the movie, “Sweetest Thing” where she gets delivered a gigantic brownie sundae in bed and her boyfriend had all the calories sucked out. Can we make that a reality?
Sadly, I feel as though we are always stuck on the opposite of opposite day.
So to fix or better yet, balance out this equation, I’ve created a tart filled with delicious, roasted seasonal veggies. No more blending veggies and hiding them in taters. No more making your kids sit at the dinner table until they’ve cleaned their plates. No more pretending that steamed lima beans are a good idea.
If you want to have your cake and eat it too, whip up this tart, for I know pronounce it Opposite Day.
Season Eating Series:
My talented and fantastic friend, Becky, author of The Vintage Mixer, and her husband Josh, are showing us that eating seasonally can be fun! Each month they will provide a Seasonal Produce Guide, which you can save on your iPhone or desktop so you can get in the seasonal eating spirit.
Not only do they provide a beautiful illustration each month like the one above, you can also join me and a few fabulous food bloggers who are serving up seasonally inspired recipes. Follow us on Instagram and tag your photos with the #eatseasonal hashtag!
Aimee from Simple Bites
Kelsey from Happyolks
Molly from My Name is Yeh
Lindsay from Cafe Johnsonia
Lauren from Lauren’s Latest
Winter Veggie Quinoa Tart
1 store bought pie dough, thawed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups winter veggies (parsnip, carrot, turnip, squash)
1 cup quinoa cooked
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Mozzarella
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place veggies on the baking sheet and toss with olive and s&p. Roast for about 30 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
Spray another baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss quinoa and winter veggies. Roll out pie dough into a 9 inch round. Pour veggie mixture into the center. Take the pie and fold the dough border over the filling to form an 9-inch round, leaving the veggies exposed in the center. Brush the pie edges with egg wash and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese and parsley.
I’m always trying to fit more quinoa into my diet, and this is perfect! Beautiful photos, as always 🙂
Thank you, Ali! This is definitely one of my new favs!
Gorgeous Photos!! Love how simple this is.. could easily be a weeknight dinner.
Thank you, Erika! And yes, totally weeknight dinner appropriate! 🙂
Oh my gosh, I looooove this series, and this gorg tart!
Why thank you, my dear!
Not only do I love this recipe but I love the seasonal produce theme you guys are doing!!! Right up my alley… can’t wait to check them all out!
This is totally up your alley, Liz! 🙂
I’d be down with a no calorie brownie! I love Josh’s illustrations, what a great idea and am totally into your tart. Simply gorgeous and so smart.
Right?! Becky and Josh are simply the best! Thanks, Heidi!
Ohhh I am so all over Becky’s guide to seasonal eating!! She’s a girl after my country produce loving TART!!
Dude, it totally rocks! Thanks, friend. xoxo
What a fun idea to add quinoa to a tart and those vegetables – perfect for this time of year! So glad you’re taking the eat seasonal challenge with us 🙂 Take care, Becky
Thank you so much for including me, Becky! Love this series:)
Totally digging this seasonal month-thing! So fun! Also, this tart? Loving you for it!
Can that brownie scene be my life??? While I love ooey-gooey desserts, there is something just as enjoyable and even more beautiful about a recipe that celebrates the season like this one. What an exciting series!
Absolutely! I feel like that scene needs to happen daily! Oh, and this series is so up your alley!
Thank you, Jenny! xoxo
So excited about this new series!
Me too! Thanks, Julie!
I love tarts like this. You can throw anything in a pie crust and I’ll think it’s amazing. Opposite day forever!
Heck yes! Thanks, Courtney!
Beautiful (as always), but also so inspiring! I’m resisting the out-of-season produce lately. It’s hard, but not with recipes like this! Root veggies get in my belly!
Thank you, my dear!
I am ALL over this one. The veggies, the quinoa, the pastry dough. Love it!
Thanks, Cassie! I miss your face!!
I love Becky’s seasonal screen savers. Can’t wait to check out all the other recipes. Love this tart- it’s gorgeous. Give me a glass of wine and a green salad and I’m set!
Thanks, Kelley! Becky really is the best!
I DO like the idea of a calorie-less brownie sundae…but you won’t have to twist my arm to eat this tart either! #seasonaleating FTW. That’s my favorite way to eat.
I knew you could get down on this tart! Thanks, homie!
Seasonal recipes are the best and make whatever season it is so much more fun in my opinion! I adore this tart. It looks amazing!
I love winter veggies, I love seasonal cooking, I love quinoa, I loooooooooooooove! So. I love this tart. Is it weird that I want to hug it before I eat the whole thing? La-de-dooooove!
I am swooning over your veggie tart!
I love veggies… the more the better. So this recipe is right up my alley! Especially since we are in the midst of a cold and dreary winter. Pinned and going to try this soon 🙂
Love this! Just wanted to let you know that I included it in a recent post on my blog, Lela + Lace 🙂 Thank you!