winter veggie quinoa tart

winter veggie quiona tart

“Now remember kids, eat your cupcakes and doughnuts with extra sprinkles so you will grow up to be nice and strong.”

Isn’t this every kid’s dream to hear their parents say?

Growing up, I’m pretty sure my parents said that exact statement, but apparently it must have been on opposite day. Can we bring back opposite day? Even as an adult, I would like to have been Cameron Diaz in the movie, “Sweetest Thing” where she gets delivered a gigantic brownie sundae in bed and her boyfriend had all the calories sucked out. Can we make that a reality?

winter veggie quiona tart

Sadly, I feel as though we are always stuck on the opposite of opposite day.

So to fix or better yet, balance out this equation, I’ve created a tart filled with delicious, roasted seasonal veggies. No more blending veggies and hiding them in taters. No more making your kids sit at the dinner table until they’ve cleaned their plates. No more pretending that steamed lima beans are a good idea.

If you want to have your cake and eat it too, whip up this tart, for I know pronounce it Opposite Day.

Season Eating Series:


My talented and fantastic friend, Becky, author of The Vintage Mixer, and her husband Josh, are showing us that eating seasonally can be fun! Each month they will provide a Seasonal Produce Guide, which you can save on your iPhone or desktop so you can get in the seasonal eating spirit.

Not only do they provide a beautiful illustration each month like the one above, you can also join me and a few fabulous food bloggers who are serving up seasonally inspired recipes. Follow us on Instagram and tag your photos with the #eatseasonal hashtag!

Aimee from Simple Bites
Kelsey from Happyolks
Molly from My Name is Yeh
Lindsay from Cafe Johnsonia
Lauren from Lauren’s Latest

winter veggie quiona tart

Winter Veggie Quinoa Tart

Yield: Makes 1 9-inch tart

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour


1 store bought pie dough, thawed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups winter veggies (parsnip, carrot, turnip, squash)
1 cup quinoa cooked
1 egg
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Mozzarella
Parsley, garnish
Sage, garnish
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place veggies on the baking sheet and toss with olive and s&p. Roast for about 30 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

Spray another baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss quinoa and winter veggies. Roll out pie dough into a 9 inch round. Pour veggie mixture into the center. Take the pie and fold the dough border over the filling to form an 9-inch round, leaving the veggies exposed in the center. Brush the pie edges with egg wash and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese and parsley.

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39 Responses to “winter veggie quinoa tart”

  1. #
    Ali @ Inspiralized — February 12, 2014 at 13:47

    I’m always trying to fit more quinoa into my diet, and this is perfect! Beautiful photos, as always :)

    • Lauren replied: — February 12th, 2014 @ 14:45

      Thank you, Ali! This is definitely one of my new favs!

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    Erika — February 12, 2014 at 13:59

    Gorgeous Photos!! Love how simple this is.. could easily be a weeknight dinner.

    • Lauren replied: — February 12th, 2014 @ 14:45

      Thank you, Erika! And yes, totally weeknight dinner appropriate! :)

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — February 12, 2014 at 14:21

    Oh my gosh, I looooove this series, and this gorg tart!

    • Lauren replied: — February 12th, 2014 @ 14:45

      Why thank you, my dear!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — February 12, 2014 at 14:35

    Not only do I love this recipe but I love the seasonal produce theme you guys are doing!!! Right up my alley… can’t wait to check them all out!

    • Lauren replied: — February 12th, 2014 @ 14:46

      This is totally up your alley, Liz! :)

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    Heidi @foodiecrush — February 12, 2014 at 14:43

    I’d be down with a no calorie brownie! I love Josh’s illustrations, what a great idea and am totally into your tart. Simply gorgeous and so smart.

    • Lauren replied: — February 12th, 2014 @ 14:47

      Right?! Becky and Josh are simply the best! Thanks, Heidi!

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    Megan {Country cleaver} — February 12, 2014 at 15:11

    Ohhh I am so all over Becky’s guide to seasonal eating!! She’s a girl after my country produce loving TART!!

    • Lauren replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 03:21

      Dude, it totally rocks! Thanks, friend. xoxo

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    Becky — February 12, 2014 at 15:31

    What a fun idea to add quinoa to a tart and those vegetables – perfect for this time of year! So glad you’re taking the eat seasonal challenge with us :) Take care, Becky

    • Lauren replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 03:24

      Thank you so much for including me, Becky! Love this series:)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 12, 2014 at 15:35

    Totally digging this seasonal month-thing! So fun! Also, this tart? Loving you for it!

    • Lauren replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 03:24

      Thanks, Katrina!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — February 12, 2014 at 15:48

    Can that brownie scene be my life??? While I love ooey-gooey desserts, there is something just as enjoyable and even more beautiful about a recipe that celebrates the season like this one. What an exciting series!

    • Lauren replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 03:26

      Absolutely! I feel like that scene needs to happen daily! Oh, and this series is so up your alley!

  10. #
    Jenny Flake — February 12, 2014 at 16:04

    Sooooo good!!!

    • Lauren replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 03:28

      Thank you, Jenny! xoxo

  11. #
    Julie — February 12, 2014 at 16:41

    So excited about this new series!

    • Lauren replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 03:29

      Me too! Thanks, Julie!

  12. #
    Courtney @ Neighborfood — February 12, 2014 at 17:24

    I love tarts like this. You can throw anything in a pie crust and I’ll think it’s amazing. Opposite day forever!

    • Lauren replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 03:30

      Heck yes! Thanks, Courtney!

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    DessertForTwo — February 12, 2014 at 18:14

    Beautiful (as always), but also so inspiring! I’m resisting the out-of-season produce lately. It’s hard, but not with recipes like this! Root veggies get in my belly!

    • Lauren replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 03:34

      Thank you, my dear!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 12, 2014 at 23:22

    I am ALL over this one. The veggies, the quinoa, the pastry dough. Love it!

    • Lauren replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 03:34

      Thanks, Cassie! I miss your face!!

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    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — February 13, 2014 at 00:05

    I love Becky’s seasonal screen savers. Can’t wait to check out all the other recipes. Love this tart- it’s gorgeous. Give me a glass of wine and a green salad and I’m set!

    • Lauren replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 03:34

      Thanks, Kelley! Becky really is the best!

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    Joanne — February 13, 2014 at 00:42

    I DO like the idea of a calorie-less brownie sundae…but you won’t have to twist my arm to eat this tart either! #seasonaleating FTW. That’s my favorite way to eat.

    • Lauren replied: — February 13th, 2014 @ 03:35

      I knew you could get down on this tart! Thanks, homie!

  17. #
    Tieghan — February 13, 2014 at 04:26

    Seasonal recipes are the best and make whatever season it is so much more fun in my opinion! I adore this tart. It looks amazing!

  18. #
    Julia — February 13, 2014 at 15:32

    I love winter veggies, I love seasonal cooking, I love quinoa, I loooooooooooooove! So. I love this tart. Is it weird that I want to hug it before I eat the whole thing? La-de-dooooove!

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    Paula – bell’alimento — February 13, 2014 at 18:10

    I am swooning over your veggie tart!

  20. #
    Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness — February 23, 2014 at 16:09

    I love veggies… the more the better. So this recipe is right up my alley! Especially since we are in the midst of a cold and dreary winter. Pinned and going to try this soon :)

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    Meredith — April 5, 2014 at 20:14

    Love this! Just wanted to let you know that I included it in a recent post on my blog, Lela + Lace :) Thank you!

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