Healthful Sacha Inchi Spinach Pie with Feta Cheese

Healthful Sacha Inchi Spinach Pie with Feta Cheese
  • Type
    Entrees
  • Difficulty
    Intermediate
  • Flavor
    Savory
  • Course
    Main
  • Estimated Time
    2 Hours 22 Minutes
  • Served
    Hot
  • Yield
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • Spinach
    Spinach
  • Sacha Inchi
    Sacha Inchi
  • Onion
    Onion
  • Garlic
    Garlic
  • Chicken Eggs
    Chicken Eggs
  • Salt
    Salt
  • Water
    Water
  • feta cheese
    feta cheese
  • 5 cups of Spinach (fresh, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of Sacha Inchi (powder)
  • 1/2 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 3 Chicken Eggs
  • 1/2 cup of Butter (unsalted, cold and cubed)
  • 1 cup of Flour (all- purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Salt (plus more to flavor the filling)
  • 2 tablespoons of Water (icy)
  • 1/2 cup of Whole Milk (or vegan milk)
  • 1 cup of Feta cheese (cubed)

Directions

If you are searching for a nutritious and filling lunch or dinner recipe, consider making this flavorful spinach pie. Its crust is enriched with sacha inchi powder, which adds lots of protein for maintaining a healthy muscle mass. Eggs also provide a good dose of protein and healthy fats, whereas spinach is packed with nutrients, mainly manganese, potassium, and iron. Topping this green pie with feta cheese gives it an pleasant savory kick and extra boost of calcium and probiotics.

  1. To make the crust, place the flour, sacha inchi powder, and a teaspoon of salt in a food processor. Pulse to combine. Then add the cold butter and pulse until well incorporated. Start adding the icy water little by little, while pulsing, until the dough is crumbly but sticks together when pressed.(5 minutes)
  2. Create a disk from the dough, wrap it in a cling film and refrigerate for an hour until firm.(1 hour)
  3. Meanwhile, make the filling. Start by sauteing the onions and the garlic until translucent over medium heat. Then add the spinach and cook it until slightly wilted.(6 minutes)
  4. In a medium bowl, beat up the eggs and milk with a fork until smooth. Add salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.(5 minutes)
  5. Take out the dough and roll it out on a lightly floured surface to fit the baking pan of your choice.(3 minutes)
  6. Gently transfer the dough to a nine-inch (23 cm) baking pan and softly press it down with your fingers so that it completely covers the bottom and the sides. With a fork, prick the dough in several places.(3 minutes)
  7. Refrigerate the baking pan with the dough while you are preheating the oven to 450°F (230°C).(15 minutes)
  8. Take out the pan from the fridge and pre-bake it for 15 minutes.(15 minutes)
  9. Take out the pan from the oven and lower the temperature to 375° (190°C). Pour the spinach mixture into the crust, pour the egg mixture over it, and sprinkle feta cheese on top. Bake it for half an hour until eggs are set.(30 minutes)
  10. Enjoy right away!