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Three Onion Pie with Feta Cheese

Prep time
2 hrs
Special Diets


This is vegetarian comfort food, pretty enough for a savory Sunday brunch or other special occasion.


3 Tsafflower oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 large red onion, quartered
2 large leeks, sliced
2 Tdry white wine
2 eggs, beaten
3 Tfresh parsley, chopped
1 Tfresh dill, chopped (1 tsp. dried)
1 tdried tarragon
4 ozfeta, crumbled
1 tblack pepper
1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
2 cdry breadcrumbs


In a large skillet, heat oil and sauté onions over moderate eat for about 5 minutes. Add leeks and, stirring frequently, continue sauteing another 15 minutes or until onions are golden and leeks are limp. Remove from heat and set aside. Preheat oven to 350º. In a mixing bowl, combine beaten eggs with 2 T. of the parsley, the tarragon, pepper, and feta. Stir in the onion and leek sauté until well combined. Oil a 10-inch tart pan and cover bottom generously with breadcrumbs. Gently pour onion mixture over breadcrumbs. Line the outside edge with tomato slices; lightly sprinkle remaining breadcrumbs over the top and the remaining parsley in the center. Bake 40-45 minutes or until the mixture is set on the top is golden. Let stand to cool at least 5-10 minutes before serving.


This recipe is especially delightful paired with a spinach salad.