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Kale, Spinach + Feta Pie

Kale, Spinach + Feta Pie

This is a delicious meal that I often make for my weekday dinner or as a portable healthy lunch. Preparation is effortless and the final result is beautiful as the fresh subtle flavours of green dance in your mouth. I love to serve mine with a large garden salad made simply of leaves from a variety of lettuce – tossed with the finger-tips ever so lightly and drizzled with French Style dressing just before serving. Enjoy!

What’s great about it

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. 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.

+ ingredients & methods +

ingredients (Makes 1 pie / 4 serves)

2 leeks, washed finely sliced
1 tablespoon extra virgin 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

method

Preheat oven to 180 C / 360 F.
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.

+ notes & inspiration +

Use ricotta in place of feta.

Will keep in the fridge up to 3 days.

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 French Style Dressing or salsa verde.

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