Baked Quinoa Pie

by lori on July 21, 2011

Hello luvs,

Michelle and I enjoyed a simple gluten-free dish last week. We have been a little obsessed with it. We had a bunch of tri-colored quinoa on hand and decided to try baking quinoa as a pie. Unsure of what it would turn out like… we watch the oven with our fingers crossed.

As the final result came out we cheered in excitement!

After a little debate on what to call it we agreed on baked quinoa pie.



There you have if friends a simple gluten-free vegan meal ready in under an hour!

This dish is easy enough to make a head of time and just reheat! Plus you can add in your favorite spices and mustard! Have a little fun with it.

Baked quinoa pie is great on salads too!

We devoured this pie probably more quickly than we should have, haha.

We just loved it. We hope you will love it too! Another great pie recipe is our Lentil Pie.

Twins Question: Are you a mustard fan? Nutritional yeast fan? What gluten-free dish is your favorite to make with quinoa? Do you like the tri-colored quinoa?

well we are off, have a busy day today have to get a lot of work done before tomorrow…. and I get to pick Gary up from airport tonight! So excited for this weekend we have a friends wedding to attend!

till next time,



{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

LizAshlee July 21, 2011 at 7:25 am

I love the limited number of ingredients in the recipe and it looks/sounds so delicious! I bet it is perfect paired with a salad!! Can’t wait to try! :)

Have a great day! Thanks for a fabulous recipe!

lynn @ the actor's diet July 21, 2011 at 7:54 am

what a genius recipe! am going to put it on my FB wall so i remember to make it!

Katherine July 21, 2011 at 7:55 am

Whoa this looks awesome. I have dinner plans tonight, but you better believe this is on my to-make list as soon as I get back in my kitchen!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather July 21, 2011 at 9:30 am

What a cool idea! I must try this. Looks like a tasty snack to eat along with a meal. I love quinoa and nutritional yeast!

Pure2 July 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

Thanks Liz – hope you enjoy the recipe!

Pure2 July 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

Aww thanks so much Lynn

Pure2 July 21, 2011 at 9:35 am

Thanks Katherine, hope you have a great night

Pure2 July 21, 2011 at 9:35 am

Thanks Heather, yes quinoa and nutritional yeast are the best

Heidi @ Food Doodles July 21, 2011 at 10:18 am

That’s so cool – I love how it holds together. And the tricolored quinoa is so pretty :)

natalie (the sweets life) July 21, 2011 at 10:37 am

what a GORGEOUS dish!

lindsay July 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

oh this is another one for the books, i love that its in pie form!

Nikki July 21, 2011 at 11:44 am

Yes, I’m a huge fan mustard & nutritional yeast. I add both ingredients to a lot of my vegan dishes to give them a richer “cheesier” flavor. Your pie looks awesome. I really love quinoa and mostly use it on my salads in the summer or with some oven roasted veggies & a good sauce during the colder months.

Deb July 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Wow–what a great “pie”! I recently got some Himalayan pink salt and organic peppercorns from Sustainable Sourcing and I’ll have to try them out in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free July 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm

It looks like cornbread…in quinoa form!

Pure2 July 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Nikki we love them together too for their cheesy flavor 😉

Pure2 July 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm


K July 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm

genius idea with quinoa- esp. as it’s otherwise such a bland grain. i’m going to try this- subbing the flax for an egg!

Kristina @ spabettie July 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm

WOW, you are genius! I love quinoa, I love mustard, and well, I love pie! :) I really like a warm “something” to top a salad, this looks perfect!

emma July 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm

oh cool! tri-coloured quinoa looks fab! I’ve never seen it before but it’s so pretty! fab idea putting it on salads :-)

Christine (The Raw Project) July 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

This looks wonderful, gorgeous pics! I’m a huge mustard and nutritional yeast fan, I made a “cheese” sauce using both last night. I like just about every quinoa recipe I’ve tried so far.

Lisa July 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm

This looks awesome! I’m definitely going to try it. I love nutritional yeast and mustard….
I don’t have any fave quinoa recipe yet…I think I like them all!

joanne July 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm

i just bought quinoa today and HAVE to try this! i haven’t been able to find nutritional yeast around where i live (australia) so would you happen to have any recommendations on what to substitute? thank you <3

Pure2 July 22, 2011 at 4:37 am

Joanne – the nutritional yeast was to help with flavor, and give a cheezy feel and taste, you could use a nut flour, a little tahini would work just maybe 2-3 tbsp, or even some type of cheese would work too. Hope you are able to make it 😉

Heather July 22, 2011 at 7:03 am

That is so pretty. It looks like it would be a great base for other things too, like a pizza crust with some tomato and zucchini on top. Yum. I have to try this.

Lauren July 22, 2011 at 7:25 am

This looks so fabulous! I love casserole type of dishes!

Pure2 July 22, 2011 at 7:25 am

Great idea Heather, we will have to try out as different things.

Tine July 22, 2011 at 8:46 pm


Pure2 July 23, 2011 at 5:44 am

Thank you Tine

joanne July 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm

thanks for explaining! i will try it out and see how it goes :)

alex July 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Amazing!!! I love quinoa and I know is not easy create new things with this grain. I’m new in your blog, and it looks absolutely interesting, if you’d be interested in possibly swaping guest posts, please get in touch and maybe we can work together.

Sarah @ Serotonin for Breakfast July 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I just made this for a my portable dinner tonight, and I had a tiny bite. SO GOOD. I can’t wait to play around with it and vary the flavors in the future. Thanks so much for a fantastic recipe!

Pure2 July 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Awesome Sarah!! glad you liked it

Ava @ Fat Loss Tips October 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

This is a great recipe that has few ingredients, is gluten and dairy-free. Both of which I have an intolerance to, so finding recipes that actually taste good is not easy! Besides the great taste, it looks pretty!! Thank you SO much for posting it!!
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Lori and Michelle October 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Thank you Ava, hope you like it! All of our recipes here on the blog are gluten free and dairy free :)

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