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This week, I’m going to try to post some simple Easter-inspired dishes.  I’m sure a lot of you are hosting big brunches or dinners next weekend!  We don’t have any grand plans, but I’m looking forward to cooking a delicious meal and spending time with family and friends.  Preferably OUTSIDE because the weather has been A-MAZ-ING recently.

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When I hear “Easter food,” I think of HAM.  It’s hard to think of a vegetarian entrée for an Easter meal!  That’s why I baked up this Super Easy Quinoa Pie.  It’s light and delicious, and it would be a perfect entrée for a spring brunch.

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Plus – there are only FIVE {real} INGREDIENTS (oil and salt/pepper do not count!).  I love anything that comes together this quickly and tastes this good!

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The secret ingredient:  A can of Split Pea Soup!

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Ingredients (for about 5 servings):

 

  • 3 cups COOKED quinoa (I used a red quinoa)
  • 1 cup loosely packed raw spinach, shredded by hand
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 can Split Pea Soup
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Directions:

 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook quinoa if you have not done so already.  You need 3 cups of COOKED quinoa.
  • In a small pan, cook the spinach and carrots on the stovetop in the oil.  Cook until just wilted (5 minutes or so).
  • In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, soup, beaten eggs, salt and pepper, and veggies.  Mix well.
  • Pour mix into a greased cast iron skillet or a pie dish.  Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool and set for 10 minutes or so before slicing (or else it will crumble apart).

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So – how was your weekend?  Ours was great.  We spent a lot of time outside.  Three cheers for spring – I’m so glad it’s finally REALLY AND TRULY here!

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IMG_9338.jpgIsn’t Miss Maggie looking cute these days?  :)

 

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  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun April 13, 2014, 3:48 pm

    Looks delicious! I have bag of Red Quinoa I just bought may have to give this one a try. Maggie is looking mighty cute :)

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  • Kathleen Ojo @ My Ojos April 13, 2014, 4:09 pm

    Yum! I’m not a vegetarian, but I have a very low tolerance for ham, so I’m looking forward to your recipes!

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  • Abbey April 13, 2014, 6:12 pm

    I’m jealous your spring is really here! In Kansas, it was 80 degrees yesterday, but tomorrow it may snow!

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  • Rebecca April 13, 2014, 8:49 pm

    Unfortunately, our spring is gone for the moment. Apparently we’re getting a little more snow later this week. Sigh.

    I’m not sure I’ve ever had quinoa, but my dad brings it up occasionally because it pops up in his running magazines as part of what some of the athletes eat, I think. This recipe sounds pretty good, assuming we like the quinoa.
    I don’t think we’re doing anything big for Easter. Probably just have Grandma over. My sister is coming home Thursday so she’ll be here, but that’s about it as far as I know. The big event that morning is Easter breakfast as a fundraiser for our trip this summer, and that will be pancakes and stuff.

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  • Brandi H April 13, 2014, 8:50 pm

    Yum…looks great!

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  • Katie April 14, 2014, 10:04 am

    Hmm, I’m not a fan of split pea soup, but what about doing a butternut squash soup this fall? (or I might just try it soon!)

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    • Caitlin April 14, 2014, 10:58 am

      I put you could use any soup with a similar consistency!

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    • Megan April 14, 2014, 12:45 pm

      That split pea soup doesn’t have good reviews.

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      • Caitlin April 14, 2014, 2:38 pm

        Yeah – I’m not wild about it solo but it’s a yummy mix-in.

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  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork April 14, 2014, 7:29 pm

    This recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing. Would be great for a quick weeknight meal.
    Spring is finally here in Massachusetts as well! No more down jacket or snow boots! We had a freakishly warm day today-in the 70s. Going back down to the forties for the rest of the week, which is more usual.

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  • Jolene @ Homespun Heritage April 15, 2014, 2:50 pm

    How do you think this would turn out without eggs? I have a kiddo with egg allergies so we don’t keep them in the house. Hmmm what could I do to hold it together then?

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