Weed Pies


Weed Pies (Gluten Free)
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Includes resting time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr
This is my take on the Greek recipe for Hortopita or Wild Greens Pie. I made this using turnip tops and some rainbow chard, because I didn’t want to waste the beautiful fresh turnip tops that I had...
Category: Appetizer, Light Main
Keyword: Gluten Free, Greens, Savoury Pie
Quantity: 4 serves
Author: sbaskitchen
  • 1 quantity of Savoury Potato Pastry - Gluten Free refer to notes below
  • 350 g mixed greens refer to notes below
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 150 g dry ricotta or feta
  • 30 g grated parmesan
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg beaten for egg wash
  1. Rinse the greens and remove any yellow or damaged leaves.
  2. Finely chop the onion and any stems, and then finely slice the leaves, keeping separate
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and stems, sauté until soft, then add the leaves and put the lid on the pan and cook until the leaves have all wilted. Set aside to cool. Drain off any liquid.
  4. Preheat oven to 200˚C (Fan forced).
  5. Combine the cooled greens with the cheeses, eggs and oregano, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Lightly grease the pie tin(s).
  7. Roll out 2/3  of the pastry between two sheets of baking, paper and line the pie tin(s).

  8. Leave to rest in the fridge for 20 minutes, before filling.
  9. Fill the pastry cases and then roll out the remaining pastry for the tart(s)

  10. Brush the edges of the filled case(s) with egg wash, place the lid(s) on top of the tart(s) and gently press the top edge down to seal.

  11. Make a little hole to allow steam to escape, brush with egg wash and bake 25 minutes, until golden.

  • For your wild greens, use a combination of dandelion, mustard, chickweed, rocket, wild fennel, beetroot tops, turnip tops, silverbeet or rainbow chard. You could also add some fresh herbs if you want.
  • For Savoury Potato Pastry - Gluten Free click here.





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