Spring has sprung, and with it comes an abundance of fresh, colorful vegetables. Cupcakes and Couscous have created a delicious Spring vegetable and red pesto tart that is not only visually stunning but also packed with nutrients. Follow along as we break down the recipe and guide you through the steps to create this tasty dish.
First, preheat your oven to 200°C. Next, roll out a sheet of puff pastry and place it onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cut off any excess pastry and score a 1cm border around the edges. This border will puff up in the oven, creating a beautiful crust for your tart.
Spread a generous layer of red pesto onto the pastry, making sure to cover the base, leaving the border clean. Next, it’s time to add the star of the show – the vegetables. Cut up a selection of colorful veggies such as cherry tomatoes, asparagus, and baby marrow, and arrange them neatly on top of the pesto, within the border.
The final touch is a sprinkle of goat’s cheese to add a tangy, creamy flavor. Pop the tart into the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and the vegetables are roasted to perfection.
While the tart is in the oven, let’s take a look at the ingredients that make this dish so healthy. Packed with vitamins and minerals, the asparagus in this dish is a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, and K. Baby marrow is also rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, while cherry tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, which has antioxidant properties.
Once the tart is out of the oven, allow it to cool for a few minutes before slicing it into portions. Serve it up as a main dish with a fresh green salad on the side or cut into small pieces as an appetizer at your next dinner party.
In conclusion, Cupcakes and Couscous have created a Spring vegetable and red pesto tart that not only looks beautiful but also packs a nutritious punch. With a combination of colorful vegetables, tangy goat’s cheese, and a crispy puff pastry base, this dish is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion. Give it a try and let us know what you think!