3 Beet Watercress Tart Recipe
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Beets are the hero in this beautiful tart, but the fresh flavors of goat cheese, watercress and pumpkin seeds add layers of flavor, while the buttery puff pastry gives it that rich flakiness that makes this a crowd favorite. You can find the recipe in our cookbook Herbs for Flavor, Health and Natural Beauty.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6
  • 1 sheet Puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 lg. Egg white, beaten
  • 2 tsps. Sesame seeds
  • 4 ozs. Goat cheese, softened
  • 4 ozs. Cream cheese, softened
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 whole Small chioggia beet, thinly sliced, optional
  • 3 whole Small pink beets, roasted, halved
  • 4 whole Small red beets, boiled until tender, peeled & sliced
  • 2 whole Small yellow beets, roasted, halved
  • ½ cup Watercress, washed
  • ¼ cup Microgreens, optional
  • 1 tbsp. Pumpkin seeds, roasted, optional
  1. For Tart Shell Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Unfold puff pastry onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Cut ½” wide strips from all 4 sides of puff pastry and set aside. Brush remaining sheet of dough with egg white. Place reserved strips of puff pastry along edges on top of pastry sheet, creating a border. Press to seal. Brush edges of pastry with egg white. Using a fork, poke center area of puff pastry all over to prevent pastry from rising too much. Sprinkle sesame seeds along edges. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  2. For Cheese Spread In a medium size bowl, combine goat cheese and cream cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. To Assemble Tart, Spread mixture over cooled puff pastry. Sprinkle dill over cheese mixture. Place beet slices, watercress and micro greens evenly over cheese. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds if desired. Cut into squares and serve.
If yellow, pink or chioggia beets are not available, you can use red beets.
Recipe by Little Rusted Ladle at https://www.littlerustedladle.com/3-beet-watercress-tart-recipe/