Asparagus tart with tomato salad
Waitrose and Partners

Asparagus tart with tomato salad

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  • Serves6
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook35 mins
  • Total time50 mins

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  • 320g puff pastry sheet
  • Egg wash, for brushing
  • 50ml crème fraîche or soured cream
  • 2 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs, beaten
  • 50g Gruyère, grated
  • 2 tbsp tarragon, finely chopped
  • 12 asparagus spears, trimmed and halved lengthways
  • 1 Finely grated zest of lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g ricotta


  • ½ red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 400g Waitrose 1 Red Choice Tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • A few basil leaves, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Unroll the pastry, leaving it on its baking parchment and place on a baking tray. Score a 1.5cm wide border around the edge. Brush the pastry with egg wash and prick over the whole area within the border with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes until a light golden brown. Leave to cool.

  2. Mix the crème fraîche, eggs, Gruyère and tarragon together and season. Blanch the asparagus in boiling water for 2 minutes, then refresh under cold water. Put in a bowl, season, then toss with the zest and oil.

  3. Spread the crème fraîche mixture over the pastry, avoiding the border, then dot over teaspoons of the ricotta. Top with the asparagus. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the filling has just set and the asparagus has started to brown.

  4. To make the salad, sprinkle the onion with salt and cover with iced water. Leave to soak for 10 minutes, then drain. Arrange the tomatoes and onions on a plate, then season. Drizzle over the olive oil and lemon juice. Garnish with a few basil leaves and serve with the tart.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,684kJ/ 405kcals



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