Asparagus Tartlets recipe | Eat Smarter USA
0
Print
0
Print
EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Asparagus Tartlets

with Wild Garlic Pesto

Asparagus Tartlets

Asparagus Tartlets - Hearty mini cakes provide maximum enjoyment

468
calories
Calories
30 min.
Preparation
1 hr
Ready in
easy
Difficulty
No votes yet

Ingredients

for 2 servings
6 sheets Filo dough (about 15 x 15 cm)
2 tablespoons Olive oil (plus more for oiling tartlet molds)
a little Pastry flour (for dusting work surface)
3 stalks white Asparagus
3 stalks green Asparagus
Salt
4 ounces Ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons Cream cheese (13% fat)
1 Egg
Pepper
Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon Wild garlic pesto
print shopping list

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Whisk, 1 Brush, 2 Tartlet molds, 1 Oven rack

Preparation steps

Asparagus Tartlets preparation step 1
1

Brush 2 pieces of filo dough with olive oil and top each with an additional piece of dough.

Asparagus Tartlets preparation step 2
2

Brush olive oil on filo dough and layer again.

Asparagus Tartlets preparation step 3
3

Lightly grease two round 12 cm (approximately 4 1/2-inch) diameter tartlet molds and sprinkle with flour.

Asparagus Tartlets preparation step 4
4

Place dough into molds and press down slightly. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Asparagus Tartlets preparation step 5
5

Clean asparagus, cut off woody ends and cut into 3 cm (approximately 1-inch) pieces.

Asparagus Tartlets preparation step 6
6

Put white asparagus in boiling salted water and cook 6 minutes.

Asparagus Tartlets preparation step 7
7

Add green asparagus and cook for another 4 minutes. Lift out asparagus pieces with a slotted spoon and rinse with cold water. Drain well.

Asparagus Tartlets preparation step 8
8

Mix ricotta, cream cheese, egg, salt and pepper (to taste), 1 dash Tabasco and wild garlic.

Asparagus Tartlets preparation step 9
9

Pour cheese mixture into tartlet molds and press in asparagus pieces. Bake in preheated oven on the oven rack at 180°C (gas mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F) for 25-30 minutes. (Convection is not recommended.)

Asparagus Tartlets preparation step 10
10

Remove tartlets from the molds. Serve with salad greens dressed with vinaigrette, if desired.

Additional advice