Meat Free Monday – Asparagus Pesto and cream cheese tart with new potatoes

Like many people, Mondays are always manic at work, so simple food that feels like a treat is needed.  Asparagus is in season and is delicious so an easy Asparagus tart then 😊

IMG_3524I am using Aldi prerolled puff pastry, which I lay on a sheet of baking parchment on an oven proof tray.

IMG_3526And their gorgeous Asparagus.

IMG_3525Leave about an inch gap around the edges and cover the base with cream cheese which has been mixed with about a third of a jar of pesto and a pinch of black pepper,

IMG_3528then trimmed Asparagus- mine were really thick, so I halved then lengthwise.

IMG_3530Top with grated cheese, I am using Manchego as it needs using up, but any strong hard cheese would be fine – drizzle with olive oil and season.

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Pop into a hot oven (200) for 20-30 minutes till golden and Crispy.

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Whilst this is cooking, boil some new potatoes and prep a salad, however you like it.

Cut and serve.

A simple Meat Free Marvel 😇

 

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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