Last nights dinner was a vegetarian affair. I got the idea from Cindy who posted the recipe on her blog last week. It is a fabulous meal for a busy week night and I served it with a lettuce, red pepper, onion, pineapple, cucumber and coriander salad drizzled with a vinaigrette dressing.
Cindy’s Spinach and Asparagus Tart
1 roll brown puff pastry (I used white)
1 packet baby spinach cooked and excess water squeezed out
1 tin white asparagus (I used a bottle of green asparagus)
1 packet pitted green olives (I omitted these)
1 cup of grated extra mature cheddar (I used 1 ½ cups)
4 eggs whisked
½ cup of cream
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Ground nutmeg (I omitted this)
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Line a dish with the puff pastry.
- Layer the spinach on the pastry shell.
- Layer the asparagus over the spinach.
- If using the olives, layer over the asparagus.
- Cover with the cheese.
- Mix the cream into the eggs, seasoning with the salt, pepper and nutmeg and pour into the dish making sure to cover all the cheese.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Submitted by: Mandy Frielinghaus, Mauritius
Hi, Mandy. This looks like a fine side dish for a roast for a fancy dinner party, a main for a vegetarian meal, or a centre-piece for brunch – very versatile.
Thanks Dan. 🙂
Wow your tart looks really healthy and yummy! I love spinach and asparagus…they are so nutritious and healthy.
Thanks Tes. I had the leftovers for lunch. 🙂
Yummy!! Looks delish….I am so ready to enjoy some lighter meals and salads. Had enough of festivities now….roll on 2 Jan and detox hehe..Hugs and have a wonderful New Year celebration. Hope 2011 is good to you and yours xx
Thanks Colleen. We have also been seriously over indulging the last couple of week.
Wishing you a fabulous New Year too. Hope 2011 is filled with only good and happy things for everybody. 🙂
Thanks Michelle. 🙂
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I know you see a lot of my ingredients have meat on it but this one looks like I will definitely love even without it, just the combination of asparagus, cheddar and cream would be really good.
Anyways have a very Happy New Year! And hope to see more blog entires this coming year.
Wishing you a wonderful New Year too. Looking forward to sharing more recipes with you in 2011. 🙂
It looks great.
Happy New Year.
Thanks Cindy. Happy New Year to you too. 🙂
This asparagus and spinach tart sounds tasty!
Thanks for stopping by Kevin. It is a fabulous tart. 🙂