Grape Leaf Pie with Herbs, Yogurt and Quinoa

grape leaf pie with herbs, quinoa and yogurt

This savory and salty, tangy pie is a gem that i used to be stimulated to make after consulting my trusty replica of lots by means of Yotam Ottolenghi. i have bookmarked many recipes to strive from this pleasant, creative and nourishing ebook. simply looking at the photos will have your tummy rumbling. certainly one of the extra particular recipes i've made in a while.

Do make sure to locate grape leaves that aren't overly salty. sparkling ones are pleasant, however in case you can't find them, buy an awesome first-class jarred logo from your neighborhood grocer. My experiments inside the kitchen maintain and even though Indian cooking is my strong point, i love all types of ethnic creations. deliver this one a try to permit me recognize what you suspect. It truely is easy to prepare.


  • 1/four cup dried quinoa
  • 25 - 30 grapes leaves, sparkling or jarred
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 - 5 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup entire fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 3 tablespoons sparkling parsley, finely chopped
  • four tablespoons sparkling dill, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons clean mint, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sparkling grated lemon zest
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • sea salt and sparkling cracked black pepper to flavor
  • half of cup rice flour
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs


  1. Rinse the quinoa and soak in a single day in half of cup of water. convey to a boil in a small saucepan, lessen the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or till the liquid is absorbed. transfer to a medium bowl and set aside to chill.
  2. area the grape leaves in a medium bowl and cowl with boiling water. permit stand for 10 mins.
  3. at the same time as the grape leaves are soaking, warmness 1 tablespoon of the oil in a small skillet or saucepan over medium warmness and sauté the shallots for eight to 10 mins or till they start to brown. transfer to the bowl with the quinoa.
  4. Drain and dry the grape leaves with a tea towel and spoil off the stems. Line a more or less nine-inch ovenproof baking dish with three/four of the grape leaves, which includes the sides of the dish, leaving a piece of overlap to fold over the mixture while prepared. Brush the leaves with the melted butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, reserving a bit for the top of the pie.
  5. Stir the yogurt, toasted pine nuts, herbs, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste into the quinoa. If the use of grape leaves jarred in brine, you can wish to add little or no more salt. upload the rice flour and blend until you've got a thick paste. switch this combination to the baking dish and unfold frivolously over the grape leaves.
  6. Fold the leaves which are overlapping the side of the dish onto the pinnacle of the pie and pinnacle with final grapes leaves. Brush with the closing butter and olive oil. Sprinkle with a few breadcrumbs, a drizzle of olive oil, and bake in a preheated 375° oven for forty mins. put off and allow stand for 10 to fifteen mins earlier than serving.
  7. cut into wedges and pinnacle with a few yogurt if desired.