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AS THE DAYS TURN WARM, CELEBRATE WITH THE NEW SEASON’S PRODUCE
Former MastChef star Hayden Quinn cooks with the new season’s bounty
SPRING VEGETABLE TART
“This tart showcases spring ingredients. Use whatever veg looks good”
2 sheets butter puff pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tub (150g) roasted capsicum and pecorino dip (or other vegetable dip)
6 baby zucchini, halved lengthways
3-4 (120g) yellow squash, thinly sliced with a mandoline
1 bunch asparagus, thinly sliced
lengthways with a mandoline
150g goat’s cheese
Extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar glaze, mixed herbs to serve
Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
To make tart case, place pastry sheets side by side on the lined tray. Brush egg wash along the long edge of one sheet, then overlap with the other by 2cm to create a large single sheet measuring approximately 36cm x 20cm. Fold and pinch all four sides to make a 2cm border, pushing down to seal. Brush border with egg wash. Using a fork, prick the base of the tart all over. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden. Remove from oven and spread base of pastry with dip.
Meanwhile, place vegetables in a large bowl. Pour boiling water over vegetables, steep for 1 minute to blanch, then drain and pat dry with kitchen paper. Scatter vegetables over tart and crumble over goat’s cheese. Drizzle with oil and vinegar glaze. Serve with mixed herbs.
NUTRITION • 16G PROTEIN • 20G SAT FAT • 36G CARB • 3G SUGARS • 270MG SODIUM • 485 CAL (2030KJ)