Ricotta, zucchini, pea and mint tart

Ricotta tart with zucchini, mint and peas

Ingredients:

150g spelt flour

90g butter, cubed

30g chia seeds

1 egg

250g ricotta cheese

100g mascarpone cheese

2 tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated

Zest of 1 lemon

2 tbsp. chives, finely chopped

2 tbsp. parsley, finely chopped

½ cup peas

1 zucchini, sliced into long ribbons

6 mint leaves

 

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 200° C.
  • Add flour, butter, chia seeds and a pinch of salt to a food processor and blend until crumbly.
  • Add egg and blitz until the mixture comes together in clumps.
  • Turn mixture onto a clean board and knead into a round ball. Cover with cling wrap and set aside in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Remove dough from the fridge and flatten with a rolling pin. Place the dough over a loose-bottomed tart tin and trim the edges.
  • Blind bake pastry for 15 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl combine ricotta, mascarpone, lemon zest, parsley and chives.
  • Add ricotta, mascarpone, parmesan cheese and herb mixture and spoon into tart base. Arrange sliced zucchini on top of cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with peas and mint.

 

Serves 8-10 slices

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