Broccoli and Cheese Quinoa Slice

Broccoli and Cheese Quinoa Slice
Getting your kids to eat vegetables can be difficult (to say the least!) so I'm always on the lookout for new ways to sneak veggies into their food. This healthy vegetable slice is just the thing! Broccoli and cheese make an epic flavour combo in this amazing savory slice. The fact that it's also loaded with super healthy quinoa is certainly a bonus.

This easy recipe uses just a few basic ingredients to create a nutritious, tasty slice that can be served warm or stored in the fridge. They're also great for lunchbox snacks!


I used this great tricolour quinoa, which is a combination of white, red and black organic quinoa. However, any kind of quinoa will work just fine.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped finely
  • 1 cup cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup cheese, grated (extra to put on top)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour

Method

Bring water to the boil in a pot on the stove. Add quinoa and broccoli.

Reduce to a simmer, cook for 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.

Once cooked, pour cooked quinoa and broccoli into a large bowl.

Add 1 cup of cheese and mix until cheese has melted through.

Place bowl in the fridge and allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes. Do not allow it to cool completely, it just needs to be cooled down enough so the egg won't cook when it's added in.

Preheat oven to 210 C (410 F) and line a loaf tin with baking paper

Remove bowl from fridge and add egg, mix through.

Add flour and mix until combined.

Pour mixture into prepared loaf tin and use a spoon or spatula to spread it out evenly.

Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese evenly over the top.

Bake for 22 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing up.

Cut it into 3 sections lengthways and then cut each length into 6 squares. Makes 18.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 days.



DID YOU KNOW...

  • Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked, but steaming this vegetable provides the most health benefits.
  • Cheese is among the richest dietary sources of calcium, which plays an essential role in bone health.
 

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