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Benedictus in Quinoa Crust


4 portions

Ingredients

Tomato and strawberry dip

  • 125 ml (½ cup) tomato sauce
  • 125 ml (½ cup) fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 10 ml (2 tsp.) balsamic vinegar
  • 10 ml (2 tsp.) maple syrup
  • Salt and ground pepper

Quinoa crust

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) salted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) flour
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 120 g (4 oz.) Benedictus cheese, cut into 12 cubes of 10 g

Garnish

  • Fresh herbs or sprouts

Preparation

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Tomato and strawberry dip

  • Using a mixer or an immersion blender, blend the tomato sauce with the strawberries, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Season. Pour into a serving bowl and set aside.

Quinoa crust

  • Preheat the oven to 475˚F (240˚C).
  • Brush a mini-muffin pan with the melted butter.
  • In a bowl, beat the egg with the flour and quinoa. Season.
  • Pour the mix into the mini-muffin pan.
  • Using the handle of a wooden ladle, push the mix down and to the edges of the muffin moulds to create a cavity.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the quinoa crust starts to golden.
  • Place a piece of cheese in each cavity and continue baking for 5 to 7 minutes. Let stand a few minutes before removing from the moulds.
  • Serve the herb-garnished Benedictus in quinoa crust with the tomato and strawberry dip, hot or cold.

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Storage

  • The dip can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge for 5 to 7 days, or in the freezer for 3 months. The cooked Benedictus in crust can be kept in the fridge for 5 to 7 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.

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Accompaniments

Fruity and light

These lighter wines are known for their simple fruity scents, their refreshing quality and their subtle tannins. They should be enjoyed in their youth.

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