Spinach & Coriander Stuffed Bird Nests

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These are a fest for the eyes. They are bird’s nest infused with the flavors of coriander and sweet paprika and the nutrients and bite inherent onions, garlic, and bell peppers. You don’t have to wait for the dough to rise, so it requires very little labor in terms of preparation.  You could very make make this vegan by nixing the cheese and sour cream garnish or use a vegan variation thereof. Enjoy!

Spinach & Coriander Stuffed Whole-Wheat Flour Bird Nests

by Aylin @ GlowKitchen

Prep Time: 1 hour

Keywords: saute bake vegetarian coriander bell peppers whole-wheat flour

Ingredients (2 nests)

    For the Filling

    • 10 ounces frozen spinach
    • ¼ red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
    • 12 ounces soft goat cheese, pieced
    • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoons sweet paprika
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

    For the dough

    • 2 cups whole-wheat organic flour
    • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • Hefty dash of salt
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder

    For the assembly

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • Coriander, sour cream and herbs for garnish

    Instructions

    For the filling

    Sauté the onions, bell peppers, and garlic in olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat until the onion begins to become translucent. Defrost the spinach and squeeze out excess water. Add the spinach to the mix with coriander, other spices and soy sauce. Sauté for another 4-5 minutes until the spinach softens and further breaks down. Set aside to cool down.

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    For the dough

    Mix all the ingredients until uniformly combined. Form two round balls.

    Roll them in rectangular shape until they get very thin. They should be about 6-7 inches thick and 15+ inches long.

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    For the assembly

    Spread the veggie mix even across the top of the thin dough. Evenly disperse the chopped tomato and cheese pieces atop the veggies. Roll the dough, length-wise, unto itself so that they resemble long snakes. Next, with one end of the dough, fold it inward, continuously, to make a nest-like shape.

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    Brush the tops of the nests with olive oil and place them on a greased baking sheet. Place them in a 375 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 1/2 hour. Serve with sour cream or yogurt and a garnish of coriander and herbs.

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    Enjoy!

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    Bon Appetit!

    xo Aylin

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    • jodye

      This looks like such a lovely dish to serve to guests. Very impressive looking, and, I’m sure, wonderfully tasty, too!

    • Mark Schneider

      Could spelt flour be used instead of whole wheat?

      • http://www.glowkitchen.com Aylin

        It should work but will have a different texture. I find that spelt is grainier and slightly bitter when used. However, because it is a very straightforward dough that is purpose-oriented versus taste/texture, it should work out. The inside is what counts in this one! Let me know how it goes!