Sweet Potato and Quinoa Vegetable Torte
Sweet Potato and Quinoa Vegetable Torte
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Sweet Potato and Quinoa Vegetable Torte

45 MIN
30 MIN
8 to 10



Vegetable Topping

Yogurt Sauce



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Oil a 9-inch (23 cm) tart pan with removable bottom.
  2. With a fork, pierce the sweet potato several times and place it on a plate. Microwave for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender, turning halfway through cooking. Let rest for 5 minutes. Cut the sweet potato in half and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Coarsely crush with a fork to obtain about 3/4 cup (180 ml) of mashed sweet potato. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, finely chop the onion and garlic. Add the mashed sweet potato and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the raw quinoa, flour and spices. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the mixture into the tart pan. With moistened fingers, press the mixture into an even layer. Brush the surface with the oil.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly golden brown and firm to the touch.

Vegetable Topping

  1. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, soften the carrot and leek in the oil for 5 minutes, covered. Add the broccoli and Brussels sprout leaves. Cook uncovered for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the pecans and lemon juice. Set aside.

Yogurt Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, herbs and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Unmould the torte and place on a serving platter. Spread with the yogurt sauce and top with the vegetables.


  1. Tasty, pretty, and easy. Unsure how to cut to 10 servings, we got 4 servings. Also able to cook veggies and make sauce while crust bakes.

  2. It looks beautiful so I tried to make it gluten free as I was attending pot luck so more people can have a taste. So I used vegan egg replacer power instead of flour. But the base turned out pretty soft. It all together seemed too dry though looked impressive.

  3. I cant see the other reviews?! I am curious to know if I cook the quinoa first or not? Thanks so much!

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