With so many scrumptious recipes left over from our Betta Living Vegetarian Food Competition, we’ve decided to share some of the taste-tantalising tart recipes with you this Tuesday.
The great thing about a tart is that, once you know the recipe, you can adapt it to create all manner of dishes; you can use it for a mini canapé, a starter, a light lunch or simply enjoy it as part of a main course.
Forget the heavy pasta and mash potato dishes that steamed up our kitchen windows over the winter – now is the perfect time to get summery, light and fresh. A tart is the perfect summer dish to be eaten either hot or cold. In fact, it’s one of the most versatile dishes out there!
So get your baking tray out, grab some fresh veg and get set to impress friends and family with your fantastic new tart recipes…
Those that are looking for delicious main course ideas need look no further; this hearty courgette, pea and ricotta filo tart serves up to five people, and makes the perfect choice for a substantial and nutritious dinnertime treat. It also means that you don’t have to mess round making several miniature versions of the same dish – you can simply serve it to a large table of people, ready for them to slice and dice themselves.
If you and your friends are asparagus lovers (and you should be!), these asparagus and beetroot tartlets are just the thing to kick off your next dinner party. Just make sure that none of your guests have nut allergies, or that you have a suitable alternative to walnuts.
If you’re cooking an Italian main, then why not try out these mushroom and garlic pastry parcels? They’re super simple to knock up and ideal if you’re a lover of typically-Mediterranean ingredients.
Perhaps the sunny weather only means on thing to you – and that’s getting the barbecue out. If that’s the case, then why not have some healthy vegetarian side dishes? These beetroot and bramble tarts would be great as part of a barbecue, a spread or just as a canapé, to fire up your guests’ appetites.
Of course, once you’ve mastered the basic version, not only can you vary the size of the tarts themselves, but can always add a little extra of this ingredient and a little less of that, depending on your tastes (or your guests’ preferences).
So what are you waiting for? Go and get tarted up in preparation for summer!
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for quick and healthy family meals – vegetarian style!