Over the weekend, I posted this pie on Instagram and got some requests for the recipe to be posted on the blog. I found the inspiration for this dish on A Tasty Love Story and instantly fell in love with the simplicity of flavor and execution. Josephine made her cheese tart with asparagus. I made that version first because asparagus is cropping up in all the markets right now– it was wonderful.
For the next rendition, I decided to switch up the vegetables for some dark leafy greens. The nutritious, bitter dandelion greens were mellowed by the creamy cheesy texture of the pie filling and sweetness of the caramelized onions (the texture is creamier than a quiche because the filling is cheese based, not really egg based). If you haven’t cooked with dandelion greens this would be a great first try!
The best part about a dish like this, is that you can switch up the vegetables depending on the season or for whatever you have in the refrigerator. I didn’t make the crust for this pie but went for convenience by using a (delicious) pre-made one from Maine Pie Company. If you make a killer pie crust, then I strongly recommend going that route! Continue reading “Dandelion Greens & Cheese Pie”