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Tomato, Spinach and Asparagus Tartlets with Ricotta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Tomato, Spinach and Asparagus Tartlets with Ricotta, or mini quiches, a delicious brunch recipe for Easter that uses fresh seasonal produce. With a flaky base, a creamy ricotta and spinach filling, and topped with tomatoes and asparagus, these tartlets can be enjoyed by the whole family. The perfect appetizer all year round.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: International
Servings: 4 tartlets
Calories: 389 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
Ingredients
  • 1 ready-rolled shortcrust pastry or puff pastry
  • 250 g ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup frozen spinach, thawed
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 8 asparagus tips
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tsp semolina
Instructions
  1. Cut the pastry in 4 round circles that are about 1-2 inches larger than the tartlet tins you are using.

  2. Press the pastry down using your fingertips.

  3. Prick the base of the pastry with a fork, then line perchament paper over the pastry, and fill the tins with baking beans.

  4. Bake in the pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for about 10-15 minutes, or until the the pastry is firm, but not golden brown.

  5. Leave aside to cool.

  6. Mix the thawed spinach with the eggs and ricotta, then sprinkle semolina over each pastry case, then fill with the cheese mixture. Top with the chopped tomatoes and asparagus tips.

  7. Bake for a further 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the mixture is set.

  8. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts
Tomato, Spinach and Asparagus Tartlets with Ricotta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 436mg18%
Potassium 401mg11%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2295IU46%
Vitamin C 10.7mg13%
Calcium 176mg18%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.