Kale & Fig Tart with Quinoa Crust
Kale & Fig Tart with Quinoa Crust

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Preparation time 1hr
Cooking time 30 mins
Serves 6


¾ cup tri coloured quinoa rinsed
¾ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
1 ½ cups almonds
2 tablespoons dukkah
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 egg

Cook quinoa in a pot of boiling water for 12 minutes or until tender. Drain well & cool.
Preheat oven to 160°C.
In a food processor, process quinoa, parmesan, almonds, dukkah, oil & egg process scraping down the sides occasionally, for 3-4 minutes till mixture is fne & comes together. Press mixture into the base of a lightly greased 11cm by 35cm loose bottomed rectangular tart tin. Refrigerate 20-30 minutes till firm.
Prick base with a fork.
Cook in oven for 15 minutes, or until light golden.

Tart filling:

3 eggs
1 garlic clove 
¼ tsp salt
3 cups firmly packed chopped kale
1 cup water
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 cup Jalna Natural Greek yoghourt

Yoghourt dressing:

½ cup Jalna Natural Greek yoghourt
1 tsp honey
2 tsp chopped oregano or thyme
½ garlic clove crushed 

Place all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together to combine.

To garnish:

4 figs 
½ cup rocket
¼ cup toasted pine nuts or pistachios
Yoghourt dressing

Heat a frying pan on a medium heat. Add oil. Cook garlic for 30 seconds. Add kale, cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the water, cook covered for 3 minutes. 
Remove from heat. Stand covered for one minute. Then cool & drain away any excess liquid.
Whisk to combine in a medium bowl with eggs, salt, parmesan cheese, mustard & yoghurt. Add kale mix.
Spread mixture evenly into tart shell.
Bake tart for 25-30 minutes, or until filling is set.
Serve tart with sliced fig, rocket leaves & nuts. Drizzle with yoghourt dressing.

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