Elevate Your Appetiser Game with Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Tarts

Total Time: 45 min

Prep: 25 min

Cook: 20 min

Serves: 8

Difficulty: Moderate

Ingredients

  • Baby spinach leaves, 75 g
  • Egg(s), 2 medium
  • 97% fat-free cottage cheese, ⅓ cup(s), (85g)
  • Light sour cream, ¼ cup(s), (65ml)
  • Fresh thyme, 1 tsp, leaves, plus sprigs to serve
  • Reduced-fat puff pastry, 278 g, (use 2 x 170g sheets), just thawed
  • Cooked peeled beetroot, 250 g, drained, thinly sliced
  • Skim milk, 2 tsp
  • Soft goat’s cheese, 80 g

 

Instructions

  1. Place 75g baby spinach leaves in a colander over the sink and pour over boiling water to wilt. Rinse under cold water, then squeeze firmly to remove excess liquid. Coarsely chop. 
  2. Whisk 2 eggs, ⅓ cup (85g), 97% fat-free cottage cheese and ¼ cup (65ml) light sour cream in a medium bowl. 
  3. Stir in spinach and 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. 
  4. Preheat oven to 200°C. Thaw 2 x 170g sheets of frozen reduced-fat puff pastry. Cut 4 x 12cm rounds from each pastry sheet making, 8 in
  5. total. Place pastry rounds on two non-stick baking trays. 
  6. Thinly slice 250g drained, fresh cooked beetroot. Arrange half the beetroot slices over pastry rounds, slightly overlapping and leaving a 2cm border. 
  7. Fold up the pastry border to form a rim, pinching at 3cm intervals for a decorative edge. 
  8. Spoon the spinach mixture over the beetroot layer, then arrange the remaining beetroot slices on top. 
  9. Lightly brush 2 teaspoons of skim milk over the pastry edges. 
  10. Bake for 15 minutes. Crumble 80g soft goat’s cheese over the filling and bake for a further 5 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and golden. 
  11. Season with freshly ground pepper and sprinkle with thyme sprigs to serve.

 

Notes

TIP: To freeze tarts, cool them, then seal them in a reusable container, with baking paper between layers. Freeze for up to 1 month. Reheat from frozen on baking trays in 180°C oven until hot.

 

For more free and healthy recipes, see the WeightWatchers website!

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