“Cheesy” Leek & Broccoli Tartlets (Vegan, Gluten-free, Soy-Free)
Cheesy tarts... Need we say more? If you are yet to try making a gluten-free tart then this recipe is for you!
Baking gluten-free options can include a lot of trial and error before you get it right. This recipe for a simple tart is definitely a winner using only a few wholesome ingredients.
Press-In Pie Crust
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 tbsp chilled coconut oil
- 2 tbsp (+1/2 tbsp) cold water
Cheesy Leek & Broccoli Filling
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 leek, halved lengthwise and chopped finely
- approx. 100 g/3.5oz broccoli, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cashews, soaked
- 1 tbsp nutritional Yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp arrowroot
- 1/2 cup water
- black pepper
What to do
- Prepare the crust first.
- Preheat the oven to 160C/325F. Lightly grease 3 tartlet tins with coconut oil.
- Stir together dry ingredients then cut in coconut oil with a fork, until crumbly. Add water 1 Tbsp at a time, until you can form a ball with the mixture with your hands. Divide the dough into 3 and press evenly into the prepared tins until it evenly covers the base and sides. Prick all over with a fork to prevent it puffing up.
- Pre-bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
- While the crust is baking, prepare the filling.
- Sauté the leeks in the oil over medium heat for approx 10 minutes, stirring often. Add the broccoli, cover and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Blend together the remaining ingredients, except pepper (cashews through to water) and mix with the leeks and broccoli. Season with black pepper, to taste. Spoon the filling into the pre-baked crusts.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Place under the grill/broil for 1-2 minutes to brown tops (optional). Cool briefly before removing from the tins and serve warm or cold.
* To make one 8-9" tart to serve 6, double the ingredients, pre-bake the crust for 25 minutes then bake filled tart for 30-40 minutes.
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