Asparagus, Pea & Mint Ricotta Tart

Asparagus, Pea & Mint Ricotta Tart

I really love puff pastry sheets, they’re so versatile and incredibly handy for rustling up a quick and tasty weeknight meal. My Butternut Squash, Leek & Stilton Tart is still a favourite in our house, but it has had to make way for this Asparagus, Pea & Mint Ricotta Tart now that the temperatures outside are rising! The asparagus looks so lovely and elegant arranged on top of this tart, and who can resist golden pastry?! So if you’re looking for a quick summer meal that’s fresh and tasty, plus vegetarian friendly too, then you’re in the right place.

Step by step…

To start I mixed the ricotta, egg, parmesan, thyme and lemon together until smooth. I spread it over the puff pastry sheet, leaving a 1 cm border around the edge.

Then I arrange the asparagus neatly on top, and sprinkled over some frozen peas. I baked the tart for around 20-25 minutes, until the pastry was golden and risen. I chopped up some mint and sprinkled it over the top.

Asparagus, Pea & Mint Ricotta Tart

You can serve the Asparagus, Pea & Mint Ricotta Tart immediately if you want to eat it warm, or let it cool then store in the fridge and serve cold at another time. It’s great for making one night, then it’s an easy dinner the next night as it’s already prepared!

Asparagus, Pea & Mint Ricotta Tart

This is such a yummy and fresh meal to enjoy over summer, and it’s so quick and simple to make too. Even my boyfriend, who doesn’t like asparagus, ate up a couple of slices! And my mum has already made the recipe herself at home too.

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Asparagus, Pea & Mint Ricotta Tart

Puff pastry sheet with a ricotta layer, fresh asparagus and peas. Flavoured with fresh mint and lemon

Course Main Course
Cuisine European
Keyword Savoury
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

  • 1 Puff Pastry sheet
  • 250 g Ricotta
  • 1 Egg large
  • 25 g Vegetarian friendly parmesan
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 175 g Asparagus
  • 25 g Frozen 'petit pois' peas
  • 5 leaves Fresh mint chopped
  • A little milk for glazing
  • Olive oil for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C Fan/200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Take the pastry out of the fridge, un-package it but don't unroll it yet as it will need to come to room temperature before being rolled out otherwise it can crack

  2. Mix the ricotta, egg, parmesan, thyme and lemon together until they form a smooth paste

  3. Roll the pastry out onto a baking tray, if it doesn't come with baking paper make sure the tray is lined with it

  4. Spread the ricotta mixture over the puff pastry sheet, leaving a 1 cm border around the edge

  5. Arrange the asparagus neatly on top, trimming the ends if needed, and sprinkle over some frozen peas. Drizzle a little olive oil over the asparagus

  6. Use a pastry brush dipped in milk to glaze the 1cm border

  7. Bake the tart for around 20-25 minutes, until the pastry is golden and risen

  8. Chop up the mint leaves and sprinkle them over the tart

  9. Serve hot, or allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for up to 2 days. You can re-heat the tart or serve it cold

If you like this, check out more of my Savoury recipes!

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16 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I have to say that asparagus is just about my favorite vegetable, and this tart sounds awesome, and I really appreciate that it’s savory, not sweet. Thanks for sharing with the folks who frequent Fiesta Friday!

  2. How beautiful. Puff pastry just makes everything look so much more sophisticated doesn’t it?!! Love the combination and flavors in this.

    1. Thank Jenny, it was great, really fresh and summery tasting! Of course you can leave it off if you’re not a fan 🙂

  3. This tart has two of my favourite things this summer, asparagus and mint.So this looks absolutely delicious.I love anything that is simple enough to rustle up for an outdoors lunch.Perfect for all this Scorchio weather we are having.Thankyou for sharing #CookBlogShare

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