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Simple Quinoa And Smoked Ham Puff Pastry Parcels

Do you love simple, savoury dishes that are both easy and delicious? If so, then we have the perfect recipe for you to try! These simple quinoa and smoked ham puff pastry parcels are an easy‑to‑make dinner option that your family will love. With a filling of protein-rich quinoa combined with slices of smoked ham and vibrant vegetables, these little parcels make the perfect main course or side dish for any meal. Ready in just 20 minutes —you can’t get much simpler than this! So preheat your oven and roll out those puff pastry sheets – it’s time for some tasty baking fun.

puff pastry parcels with quinoa and smoked ham filling

Quinoa and smoked ham filling for puff pastry

What do quinoa and smoked ham have in common? They both complement each other in a delicious quinoa and smoked ham filling inside a flaky puff pastry! Forget plain old quiche — this quinoa puff pastry is sure to become everyone’s favourite. All the flavour of the quinoa, combined with the smoky quality of the ham and a hint of cheese, makes for an irresistible dish. Whether served as an appetizer or main course, this quinoa-ham puff pastry will make any dinner table look gourmet yet effortless.

quinoa puff pastry parcels

Ingredients

For six generous portions, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 Mug Quinoa
  • 2 Mugs Water
  • 6 Sun-Dried Tomatoes (Roughly chopped)
  • 20 Olives (optional)
  • 200 g Cheddar Cheese (or feta)
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Celery Salt (optional)
  • 1 Juice of lemon
  • 1 small Red Onion (Finely chopped)
  • 2 Slices Smoked Ham (Chopped into small pieces)
  • A handful of rocket or spinach

Puff Pastry

quinoa salad filling for puff pastry
quinoa filling on puff pastry sheets
Fill with 2 heaped tablespoons of the quinoa filling
folded corners of puff pastry
Folding the corners so they meet
puff pastry sheets folded into a parcel
Fold the other two corners and pinch them together and seal. Brush with beaten egg before going in the oven.

How to make quinoa and smoked ham filling for shop-bought puff pastry

  • Add the quinoa and water to a pan and cook the quinoa as per packet instructions. I usually bring the quinoa to the boil for 5 minutes, then simmer for another 10 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed. Leave to cool.
  • Whilst the quinoa is cooling, add the sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, smoked ham, olives, cheese and olive oil to a bowl. Add salt, pepper and celery salt if using. Lastly, add lemon juice.
  • Loosen the quinoa in the pan and add the salad. Mix thoroughly.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°c fan/220°c/425°f/Gas 7
  • Roll out the puff pastry and cut it into 6 squares (about 12cm). Brush the edges with the egg.
  • Fill each square with about 2 heaped tablespoons of the quinoa filling. Fold the corners so they meet each other in the middle, and pinch them together with your fingertips to seal. Brush with beaten egg and transfer to a lined baking tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 -20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately or leave to cool. Enjoy!

Serving suggestions

Quinoa and smoked ham puff pastry parcels make for a truly delicious meal that is sure to be a hit with the whole family. These are just delicious to eat on their own, but to really bring out the flavours, why not pair them with a light but flavorful side dish?

Salad, roasted vegetables or potato wedges are all great accompaniments; however, if you’re looking for something a bit more substantial, mashed potatoes or a black bean salad would both be excellent options. Whichever one you choose, it will surely make your quinoa and smoked ham puff pastry parcels even more enjoyable!

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puff pastry parcels with quinoa and smoked ham filling

Simple Quinoa and Smoked Ham Puff Pastry Parcels

Rachel
Easy, quick and tasty quinoa filling for ready made puff pastry.
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Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 241 kcal

Ingredients
  

Quinoa Filling

  • 1 Mug Quinoa
  • 2 Mugs Water
  • 6 Sun-Dried Tomatoes (Roughly chopped)
  • 20 Olives (optional)
  • 200 g Cheddar Cheese (or feta)
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Celery Salt (optional)
  • 1 Juice of lemon
  • 1 sml Red Onion (Finely chopped)
  • 2 Slices Smoked Ham (Chopped into small pieces)
  • Handful of rocket or spinach

Puff Pastry

Instructions
 

  • Add the quinoa and water to a pan and cook the quinoa as per packet instructions. I usually bring the quinoa to the boil for 5 minutes then simmer for another 10 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed. Leave to cool.
  • Whilst the quinoa is cooling, add the sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, smoked ham, olives, cheese and olive oil to a bowl. Add salt, pepper and celery salt if using. Lastly, add lemon juice.
  • Loosen the quinoa in the pan and add the salad. Mix thoroughly.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°c fan/220°c/425°f/Gas 7
  • Roll out the puff pastry and cut it into 6 squares (about 12cm). Brush the edges with the egg.
  • Fill each square with about 2 heaped tablespoons of the quinoa filling. Fold the corners so, they meet each other in the middle and pinch them together with your fingertips to seal. Brush with beaten egg and transfer to a lined baking tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 -20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately or leave to cool. Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 9gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 440mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 447IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 254mgIron: 1mg
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