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Rustic Leek & Asparagus Tart

Perfect for a light lunch, or as an appetizer for a crowd.  Add any other veggies or seafood you like, such as sautéed zucchini or shrimp.

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Thinly slice the leeks (or any other veggies you are using), a mandolin is perfect for this, but you can easily do it by hand. Season the asparagus with some oil, salt and pepper and a bit of balsamic vinegar if you like. Then pre-roast in the oven for 10 minutes.

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On a floured surface (I like to use tapioca starch), roll dough out to about 10″x12″.

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You can cut the edges of the pastry smooth, or leave rough. Combine the cooked leeks and cheese mixture, remove the asparagus from the oven.

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Chop or leave the asparagus whole, then arrange as you like, leaving about 1″ free at the edges.

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Fold the pastry edges up to create an rim so the cheese mixture doesn’t ooze out.

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Rustic Leek & Asparagus Tart
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Serves: 6
Perfect for a light lunch, or as an appetizer for a crowd.
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 6 leeks, white parts and 1 inch of pale green parts, thinly sliced
  • ¾ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ cup GF chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • ⅓ cup GF sour cream
  • 3 oz Parmesan cheese, grated or soft goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 tsp GF balsamic vinegar, optional
  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • ½ lb mixed mushrooms, coarsely chopped, optional
  • 1 sheet GF Puff Pastry or Pie Crust
Instructions
  1. Sauté leeks with 2 Tbsp oil over medium heat until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add thyme, stock, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover, and simmer until leeks are tender and almost all of the liquid is evaporated, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly then transfer mixture to a bowl, and stir in sour cream, cheese, and parsley.
  2. While leeks are cooking, broil asparagus: place in a baking dish, drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss with balsamic vinegar. Broil for 8 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In another pan, sauté mushrooms with butter and a bit of salt and pepper. Fry mushrooms until soft and moisture is released. Set aside.
  4. Roll out puff pastry or pie crust ¼” thick and into a 10x12” rectangle, then place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Spread leek mixture to within 1 inch of edge, top with asparagus spears, and roll crust up a bit to form an edge. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes. Add mushrooms then return to oven for another 5-15 minutes or until crust is golden and fully cooked (depending how thick you made the crust).
  6. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes, then use a pizza wheel to cut into 6-8 pieces.
Notes
Flavor suggestions: 1) Replace chicken stock with white wine if desired 2) Add ½ cup diced roasted red pepper 3) Replace parsley with fresh basil

 

6 Responses to Rustic Leek & Asparagus Tart

  1. Phyllis June 23, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    Looking forward to preparing this recipe for my daughter and her family. It sounds delicious.

  2. Trish June 23, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    Looks great, new to this diet, but I do like to cook….I will try it very soon..please send more idea’s….thanks

  3. JJackie June 24, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    I am still waiting on the GF puff pastry recipe! Please Email

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley June 24, 2014 at 8:34 am #

      This is a free recipe available to everyone, so if you click on the link in the Rustic Tart recipe for GF Puff Pastry it will direct you to it. You can also type ‘puff pastry’ in our search box at the top of the screen, or find it under our category: Recipes, Breads&More, Pastry

  4. Patricia June 28, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    Are your recipes also WHEAT-free? I feel I am wheat sensitive.
    Thank you,
    Patricia

    • Angie Halten (Admin)
      Angie Halten (Admin) June 30, 2014 at 7:29 am #

      Wheat contains gluten, so yes everything on our Gluten Free Club website does not contain gluten from wheat, rye, barley, or many other sources that contain gluten. So feel confident in knowing you can enjoy all the recipes we have to offer! Just be aware that any time you see “GF” before a recipes ingredient it means gluten free. So be sure to check the label for that particular ingredient and ensure you buy the gluten free version.

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