Italian vegetable Easter pie – torta pasqualina

Today I would like to share with you a very Italian Easter recipe: the vegetable pie or “Torta Pasqualina”.
It’s very rich, with a lot of eggs, a lot of green veggies (swiss chard), a lot of ricotta and a lot of puff pastry. I really like it as it always comes out very high and extremely inviting.

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I followed the traditional recipe that comes from a lovely Italian region called Liguria, overlooking the northern Mediterranean sea.

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I really like Swiss chard, it’s a cousin of spinach, with a sweeter taste. It is very popular in the Mediterranean cousine. If you do not find it, you can always use spinach, the final result will be yummy too!

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The pie is vegetarian, but if you like you can add an extra source of proteins adding some ham (a nice big slice of ham cut in small cubes and added to the mix at the same time with the swiss chard)

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The Italian Easter Pie is a very healthy and complete meal for your kids with a lot of proteins (eggs!!), vitamin C and calcium (swiss chard) and a good quantity of carbs (puff pastry) and can be enjoyed by the whole family!!
Enjoy it!
ciao ciao

See you next Thursday with another recipe!!!
ciao!

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2 Responses to Italian vegetable Easter pie – torta pasqualina

  1. Paula B March 26, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

    Can you cook this ahead of time and warm it up at time to eat?

    • Barbara Lamperti March 26, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

      Hi Paula! sure, you can prepare one or two days before and just reheat it for the party! Enjoy!! b

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