Wednesday, 21 January 2015

feta and spinach tarts




For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you will most likely know that I have this great love for all things spinach and feta. Like the mini savoury pancakes I made. Or the two types of muffins I made here and here.




Well, here’s another feta and spinach recipe to add to the growing list. This tart is one that is often eaten and enjoyed in this household (read: eaten and enjoyed by me). I may or may not have eaten a whole tart in its entirety in one sitting once.
I love it when it is hot and the pastry is crisp and flaky; I like it when it is cold and dipped in sweet chilli sauce; and I even like it reheated in the microwave, also with sweet chilli sauce. The pastry becomes chewy yet still tastes just amazing.





The addition of lemon in this tart gives it an extra zing! and I find its taste quite refreshing, especially when the tart is eaten cold. Parmesan cheese also adds a sharpness to the tart's flavour. You could add mozerella cheese too, if you'd wish. It won't add much taste but you'll be left with an overly stringy/cheesy tart. And really, what's there not to love about melted, stringy cheese?



Feta and Spinach Tarts
Makes 2 tarts

2 sheets puf pastry, thawed
235g frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 onion
1 garlic clove
180g feta, crumbled
4 eggs, lightly beaten (reserve 1 tbsp to brush tarts with afterwards)
Rind of 2 lemons
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 180C. Dice the onion and garlic and toss in a saucepan until the onions are slightly soft. Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix until well combined.
Place the puff pastry sheets on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Place half the mixture on one side of the pastry sheet, then fold the other side over to cover. Using a fork, seal the sides of the tarts. Brush the tarts with the reserved eggs and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy hot, warm or cold!



8 comments :

  1. Dear Grace, your site is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by. I am so glad you did...I am now following you so I can keep up with all your wonderful recipes and food adventures. These tarts look so beautiful, delicious and perfect!

    xo, Catherine

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words Catherine :)

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  2. Oh my goodness! I'm drooling on my key board! These look delicious and such beautiful presentation. I'm going to follow your recipe and make these for my hubby as soon as possible.
    Cheers!
    Jennifer

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  3. Grace,
    These tarts look absolutely delicious! Your blog is full of so many beautiful photos and recipes. So glad to have stopped by :)

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  4. Your photos are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by our blog :) I'm now following you on Instagram and Google plus!

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  5. Your spinach and feta tarts look and sound delicious. I can't wait to try them. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  6. One of my favorite things to have in the freezer for lazy nights when I don't feel like cooking!!

    Thanks for contributing to The Sunday Brunch Magazine!

    All the best,

    Eliza & Bel.

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  7. Hi Grace, found you via your post on Homegrown and Healthy. Just letting you know that I will be featuring this recipe at our Best of the Weekend Party, Friday night at 8pm. It will be pinned to our Features Board on Pinterest, and of course, I've pinned it for myself :)

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