Zucchini. Pie.


We love zucchini! It's an go-with-anything veggie and easily available. And tasty. You too? This will be just perfect for you to try out then: a delicious zucchini pie.


recipe for a zucchini pie





Apart from the fact that the summer seems to be over (but I intend to live in denial until something like Christmas, like every year) there are still plenty of crisp and fresh zucchini everywhere.

We love them (or did I already tell you this?) But even kids get tired of the same food made in the same way again and again, even if it's delicious :) Sooner or later you've got them enough in the classic version and there comes a day towards the end of the summer when you need to try something else. (We've all been there, right?)

Here, an idea for a ZUCCHINI PIE - you might want to try it out and your kids will be grateful .. or just plain happy :)

INGREDIENTS for a zucchini pie


To give you an idea, that's what I got:
  • 3 grated zucchini
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 2 eggs
  • a cup of wholegrain spelt flour (it may just as easily be any regular wheat flour, let's not make it complicated...)
  • a tiny bit of baking powder (though I'm not sure if I needed that, usually the eggs take care of the fluffy texture, but you never know...)
  • 1 tomato (cut into bits)
  • 1 bell pepper (cut into bits)
  • a clove of garlic
  • a pinch of salt
  •  chopped parsley
  • a cube of coconut fat
  • ... and anything else you'd like to add. Really, there is no limit. I was making the list up along with what I saw in the fridge (at the moment I wished for a different zucchini-type lunch), so you might want to go another way. It's ok, too.
zucchini pie - ingredients



DIRECTIONS:

Stirr the eggs and then throw into the bowl everything you've prepared. Except for coconut fat - which I added to the top of the mixture only after I'd put it into the baking pan. Why? 'Cause I forgot to mix it in before. :) And the zucchini pie turned out better this way.


The steps look like this:

zucchini pie

zucchini pie
 Aaaand let it stay in the oven at 190 deg. Celsius for ... eh, forget the exact timing. As long as you can wait. (=my usual timing.)
But for those of you who would want to know the number: I baked it for 16 minutes. At first. Checked - is it done yet? My curious eyes and nosy character, alright. And back it went into the oven because it wasn't done yet. Checked after another 5 minutes. Nope. Not yet. Another 10 And when I opened the oven after another 7 and a half minutes, I decided: it's done. Ready. So...to sum up: 38 minutes and a half. :)

zucchini pie

It looks like a veggie meatloaf, doesn't it?

zucchini pie

It can be served as an individual dish, topped by a good shower of home-made tomato sauce, but it would do just as well as a main dish along with polenta, or couscous. Or bread. Or ...you name it.

Viva zucchini, and - bon appetit :)



Damjana

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11 comments:

  1. Uau Damjana, kakšne barve! Izgleda fantastično dobro! :)

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    1. (blushing) PicMonkey :D
      Ja, dobro je pa bilo, to ja :)

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  2. Haha!:) Ma neee, Picmonkey nima nič s tem! :D Zadnje časa precej gledam oddaje od Jamie-ja Oliverja in vedno kadar so v jedi lepe živobarvne sestavine, reče:"Look at those beautiful colors!". Haha, takoj sem na to pomislila. Očitno se mi je ta stavek vtisnil v možgane. :D

    Ful lepo, že samo za videt, kaj šele za jest, verjamem! :)

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  3. Hi, Damjana! This looks delicious, and perfect for the summer. Can't wait to try it! Pinned and tweeted. :)

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  4. this looks delicious, i am always looking for more recipes with zucchini.
    b

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad I can help with that :D

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  5. Looks yummy! Added to must try folder, thanks :)

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  6. This looks delicious. We make something similar in the Thermomix and make it more like a slice. My favourite zucchini recipe is a chocolate zucchini cake - it's totally nom!

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    1. Sammy,
      chocolate mixed with zucchini - sounds like a hilariously delicious must-try! (making a note...) Thanks, Damjana

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