Appetizers/ Lunches/ Side Dishes/ Vegetarian & Vegan

Vegetarian Quinoa Crust Tart

One of my friends is allergic to wheat and she has become a vegetarian.  I was super excited to have her for dinner for a little girly chit-chat since we do not see each other that often!  But wow… she had me challenged!  That was great actually, I came up with a new recipe and she got really impressed.

I decided to share my little secret as you may have a vegetarian friend too and trust me this  tart will be enjoyed.

For my friend, I had prepared small vegetable tarts on a quinoa crust.  I was quite simple, tasty and it looked nice.



  • I added a drizzle of olive oil and herbes de Provence, I just love that.
  • You can serve it as an appetizer, with a soup or a salad.

Are you going to prepare it for the vegetarian in your life or yourself?  Let me know if you did!

Quinoa (3

Quinoa crust tart

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, european
Keyword: quinoa, vegetarian, zucchini
Servings: 6 mini tarts (2 and half inch each)
Author: Mélanie


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 500 ml water
  • 6 tbsp mustard
  • 3 zucchinis
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese of your choice
  • Salt to taste


  • In a pot, pour the water, once it is boiling, add the quinoa. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool down.
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs, add salt and pepper to taste. Add the quinoa, previously drained. Mix. Spread a thick layer in your individual molds (mine are like mini cheesecake molds).
  • On each of them, spread a spoon of mustard – I prefer whole grain mustard ''A l'ancienne''.
  • Wash your zucchinis and slice them thin. Put them on your quinoa crust.
  • Cut your red pepper in brunoise and distribute them on your pie as a topping.
  • Add your grated cheese. On this one, I did not put any cheese, but the first time I did it I added crumbles of goat cheese.
  • Cook in the oven 15-20 minutes at 400F.


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  • Reply
    January 29, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    These sound amazing! Definitely need to try

  • Reply
    Laureen Fox
    September 6, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Simple, yet sounds and looks delicious!

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