Treat yourself to the delicious flavors of our “Pumpkin, Feta and Pine Nut Tart”! This exquisite tart is the perfect choice for a meatless meal. With the convenience of ready-made puff pastry, making this delicious dish couldn’t be easier.
Enhance the flavor with a touch of spicy harissa paste and add a tantalizing kick to every bite. The combination of the creamy feta cheese and the nutty pine nuts creates a harmonious mix of salty and savory flavors.
Add a touch of sweetness to the cake by adding delicious pumpkin to create a lovely contrast with the other ingredients. Finally, the fresh mint leaves provide a touch of freshness and enhance the entire taste experience.
With effortless preparation and irresistible taste, our pumpkin, feta and pine nut tart is sure to become a favorite on your meat-free menu.
- some flour for dusting
- 500g pack of puff pastry
- 2 tbsp onion chutneys
- 2 tbsp harissa
- ½ butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into very thin slices
- 200g pack of feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 tbsp pine nuts
- small bunch of mint, leaves picked
- large handful of arugula leaves
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.
- Place a large baking sheet on the middle rack to heat.
- Roll out the dough on a floured work surface into a 30 cm square.
- Trim the edges, lightly score a 1cm border around the edge of the cake and prick the center all over with a fork.
- Transfer the dough base to a sheet of baking paper.
- Mix the chutney and harissa together and spread in the middle of the dough.
- Spread the pumpkin on top in a single layer and season.
- Place the tart on the hot baking tray and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove the tart, sprinkle the feta and pine nuts on top and bake for another 20 minutes.
- To serve, sprinkle mint and arugula on top.
Equipment and tools
To make this Pumpkin, Feta and Pine Nut Tart recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:
- rolling pin
- baking tray
- measuring spoon
- Pastry brush
This pumpkin, feta and pine nut tart recipe may contain the following allergens:
- Gluten – The puff pastry contains flour.
- Milk – Feta cheese is made from milk.
- Nuts – The recipe contains pine nuts.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers, you can store this pumpkin, feta and pine nut tart in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the tart in the oven preheated to 180°C for about 10 minutes or until warmed through.
Health Benefits of Pumpkin, Feta and Pine Nut Tart
Pumpkin, feta and pine nut tart is not only a delicious and aromatic dish, but also full of health benefits. This delicious tart is a perfect blend of nutritious ingredients that provide essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making it a great addition to a healthy diet.
1. Butternut squash
The main ingredient in this tart butternut squash is a nutritional powerhouse. Low in calories and high in fiber, it promotes digestive health and helps with weight control. Additionally, butternut squash is full of vitamins A and C, which boost the immune system, support healthy skin, and improve vision.
2. Feta cheese
Feta cheese sprinkled over the cake not only adds a wonderfully tangy taste, but also offers several health benefits. It is a good source of protein, calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for building and maintaining strong bones. Feta cheese also contains probiotics, beneficial bacteria that promote gut health.
3. Pine nuts
The addition of pine nuts provides a delicious crunch and numerous health benefits. These small but mighty nuts are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which help lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, pine nuts are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and offer immune-boosting properties.
The cake is garnished with fresh mint leaves for more than just a refreshing taste. Mint is known for its digestive properties and can help relieve indigestion and bloating. It is also a good source of antioxidants and can help relieve headaches and improve oral health.
5. Rocket blades
The generous handful of arugula leaves in the tart not only add a peppery flavor but also offer countless health benefits. Arugula leaves are rich in vitamins A, C and K as well as folic acid and minerals such as iron and calcium. They help maintain healthy bones, strengthen the immune system and improve digestion.
When you enjoy a piece of pumpkin, feta and pine nut tart, you not only satisfy your taste buds, but also provide your body with a variety of beneficial nutrients. Incorporating this tasty dish into your diet will help you feel full and provide essential vitamins and minerals for your overall well-being.