The new availability of shop-bought gluten free puff pastry makes this a very easy dish to whip up. Of course, feel free to make the gluten free puff pastry from scratch too if you are feeling brave or are an experienced baker. I have tried this recipe with both the Silly Yak and Jus Rol gluten free puff pastries, both yielding excellent results.
Gluten Free Puff Pastry Spring Tart
- A 280g pack of Jus Rol Chilled Gluten Free Puff Pastry (or the same quantity of another gluten free puff pastry or homemade pastry, rolled to 0.5cm thick)
- 100g of green pesto (half a jar)
- Three spring onions
- 8-10 spears of asparagus
- 100g feta cheese (half a block)
- Around 20 sunblushed or sundried tomatoes
- A drizzle of olive oil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Black pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
- A large handful of fresh rocket and/or pea shoots to serve
- Heat the oven to 200C.
- Roll out the pastry and place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
- Spread the pesto evenly over the pastry, leaving a 2.5cm/1 inch border around the edge (this will puff up when baked to form the crust).
- Wash and dry the spring onions and asparagus. Top and tail the spring onions, and chop any harden end off the asparagus stalks. Slice the spring onions in half lengthways. Then arrange the spring onions and asparagus on top of the pesto.
- Now crumble the feta over the asparagus and spring onions and arrange the sunblushed tomatoes over the top. Sprinkle the oregano and grind some fresh black pepper over the top.
- Then brush the exposed edges of the pastry (the crust) with the beaten egg, which gives the crust a nice sheen once baked.
- Next, place the tart in the oven to bake at 200C for 20 minutes or until the edges are puffed and golden.
- Allow to cool a little, then top with rocket and/or pea shoots to serve. This dish is also great cold and I found the Jus Rol gluten free puff pastry stays nice and crisp once cooled.
Where to buy
Jus Rol Gluten Free Puff Pastry is available from Asda, Ocado and Waitrose.