Mediterranean Crescent Ring

Serve as an appetizer or main meal, this Mediterranean crescent ring will impress everyone.

Mediterranean Crescent Ring


Flaky crescent rolls are wrapped around a Mediterranean flavoured quinoa filling for this delicious and impressive meal. It can be served as an appetizer or a main meal.

Mediterranean Crescent Ring

I was inspired to make this crescent ring dish by Erica. She made an amazing looking Mediterranean crescent ring. I really loved how beautiful it looked. Unfortunately the ingredients she used to make her ring aren’t things I usually have on hand. If this is a meal that I am going to make it has to be with ingredients I usually use. So I used Erica’s ring as inspiration and made up my own. 

Mediterranean Crescent Ring

I used ingredients that I would use in a Mediterranean salad; quinoa, purple onion, red bell pepper, tomatoes, feta and olives. Then I added some frozen spinach, carrots, zucchini and mozzarella cheese. It turned out amazing! I love the protein from the quinoa in this meatless dish. And the feta and mozzarella cheese help hold the filling all together nicely. After cutting it is easy to eat as an appetizer with no utensils necessary. My kids loved it because I let them eat supper with their hands!! (Gasp*) this ring will serve 16 people as am appetizer or 6-8 as a main meal. 

Mediterranean Crescent Ring

In a large non stick skillet, heat about a tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic, carrots, zucchini and red pepper. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally.

Mediterranean Crescent Ring

Add tomatoes, spinach, oregano and basil. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. (You’ll notice in the picture I have some portobello mushrooms, not sure if I liked the mushrooms or not…)

Mediterranean Crescent Ring

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Unroll both cans of dough; separate into 16 triangles. Arrange triangles in ring so shortest side of the triangle form a circle. The comers of the dough should overlap. (Dough ring should look like a sun.)

In a large bowl add quinoa, feta cheese, mozzarella cheese and olives. Add slightly cooled vegetable mixture. Stir well. 

Mediterranean Crescent Ring

Spoon the filling around the ring formed by the dough.

Mediterranean Crescent Ring

Gently fold in the long end of the triangle over the filling. I found it worked best if I went kind of diagonally folding over the triangles. I wasn’t able to tuck the ends under. 

Mediterranean Crescent Ring

Brush the top of the dough with the beaten egg and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. 

Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, or until the dough is browned. 

 

Mediterranean Crescent Ring

Mediterranean Crescent Ring
Serves 8
Serve as an appetizer or main meal, this Mediterranean crescent ring will impress everyone.
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 (8 oz) packages pillsbury crescent rolls
  2. 1 cup cooked quinoa
  3. 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  4. 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  5. 1/4 cup sliced olives
  6. 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  7. 1 medium carrot, shredded
  8. 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  9. 1 small purple onion, chopped
  10. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  11. 1 (10 oz) package frozen spinach, thawed and water squeezed out
  12. 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  13. 1/2 teaspoon basil
  14. Salt and pepper
  15. 1 egg, beaten
  16. Parmesan cheese, to sprinkle on top
Instructions
  1. In a large non stick skillet, heat about a tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic, carrots, zucchini and red pepper. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, spinach oregano and basil. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Unroll both cans of dough; separate into 16 triangles. Arrange triangles in ring so shortest side of the triangle form a circle. The comers of the dough should overlap. (Dough ring should look like a sun.)
  3. In a large bowl add quinoa, feta cheese, mozzarella cheese and olives. Add slightly cooled vegetable mixture. Stir well.
  4. Spoon the filling around the ring formed by the dough. Gently fold in the long end of the triangle over the filling. I found it worked best if I went kind of diagonally folding over the triangles. I wasn't able to tuck the ends under.
  5. Brush the top of the dough with the beaten egg and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, or until the dough is browned.
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