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Quinoa Bake with Fennel, Leek and Kale

Lots of organic Fennel in my InCampagna box this week, the idea was to make a fennel gratin but I wanted more of a substantial dish, a main rather than a side – in comes the quinoa!

So I’m thinking a quinoa bake with a fennel gratin on the top – perfect!

Quinoa Bake with Fennel, Leek and Kale

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3 Fennel bulbs (InCampagna)
  • 3 Leeks (InCampagna)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • Handful of Kale leaves (InCampagna)
  • 250g Quinoa
  • 1 veg stock cube
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Zest of 1 lemon (InCampagna)
  • 6 tbs grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbs Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 cup quinoa "breadcrumbs"
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 200g greek yoghurt
  • 1 organic egg

Instructions

1

Start by preparing the fennel - cut off the stalks and slice into wedges. Place on a baking tray with some salt and pepper and brush with olive oil, cook for about 30 minutes. (Set some fennel aside and chop into small pieces for quinoa mix)

2

While these are in the oven prepare the quinoa - rinse thoroughly and cook with stock cube in one part quinoa, two parts water for about 15 minutes.

3

Bring a pot of water to the boil and blanch the kale for about 2 minutes with salt then remove to a bowl of cold water and drain. Cut the Kale into thin strips.

4

For the quinoa "breadcrumb" mix - in a small bowl add the quinoa "breadcrumbs", thyme, some of the lemon zest, mustard, chilli powder, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan and a splash of olive oil. Mix this altogether.

5

In a cast iron dish, add some olive oil and gently fry the garlic, leeks, chopped fennel, kale, thyme and some lemon zest. After a few minutes add the cooked and drained quinoa to the mix and set aside to cool. Once cool, add the yoghurt, egg and 4 tablespoons of the Parmesan - mix well.

6

Place the fennel wedges on top of the quinoa base and sprinkle the quinoa "breadcrumb" mix on top.

7

Place in the oven for another 20 minutes or so and then allow to cool for a while before serving.

I really like how this dish turned out. Do let me know if you try this, in fact why not take a picture if you do and tag us at #fitmaltamums

 

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