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Easy vegetable tart recipe for your tea

This classic vegetable tart recipe combines fresh and colourful vegetables, a creamy filling and a delicious sauce that makes for a splendid supper to enjoy outside on a warm summer evening!

Vegetable Tart

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Serves 4 – 6
Level of difficulty: Easy
Preparation time: 35 to 40 minutes

Butter for greasing
1 sheet of puff pastry
1-2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 onion, peeled and sliced into rings
2 peppers, de-seeded and cut into small cubes
1 head of broccoli, divided into small florets
1 large tomato, cut into quarters, remove seeds and dice the flesh or 7 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
300g of single cream
3 medium eggs, beaten
5 tablespoons grated Manchego cheese

For the sauce:
2 garlic cloves
50g pine nuts
200g of basil
150g grated Manchego cheese
200ml of olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Green salad to serve

Lightly grease a 16cm springform flan tin and line with the pastry.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the garlic, onions, peppers and broccoli and cook for 3 – 4 minutes or until they are just starting to soften. Transfer the cooked vegetables to a bowl and allow to cool
Add the tomatoes, cream and eggs and mix all together. Season to taste with salt and pepper and then spread the mixture over the pastry.
Sprinkle with Manchego cheese and place the tart in the oven at 195˚C for 25-30 minutes.
To make the sauce, lightly toast the pine nuts in a pan and then place in a food processor with the garlic, basil and Manchego cheese. Continue to blend whilst slowly adding the olive oil until smooth. Place the sauce in a small bowl to serve with the tart.

Nutritional information per serving (based on 6 servings) with 1 tbsp of sauce

Per serving
8g sugar
43g fat
17g sat fat
0.9g salt

What are your favourite tart or flan recipes?

If you want to ring the changes I have a beautiful fruit tart recipe for you. You might even prefer a traditional treacle tart option.

If you happen to be away from home and looking for healthy food choices, check out top tips for travelling when you are a vegetarian.

Will you be trying this easy vegetable tart recipe?

Easy Vegetable Tart Recipe

Originally posted 2013-07-21 14:18:51.

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  • Mrs Mactivity (@MrsMactivity)

    This looks stunning – and definitely healthy! I’ve been trying out crustless quiche recently and I have to say – it’s just not the same. I found you via the #blogcrush linky <3

  • Alice | Letters to my Daughter

    This sounds delicious! I’m always struggling to get my daughter to eat veggies – she hates ‘soggy’ food like sauces, so this might be a good one to try! Thanks for sharing 🙂 #BlogCrush

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