Roasted Vegetables, Asparagus and Queso Fresco Tart

by Erica Dinho on May 31, 2010

It is tough to think of a better lunch on a spring day than a beautiful crispy, golden puff pastry filled with roasted vegetables, asparagus and creamy queso fresco. This tart was absolutely delicious, we all loved it! It would be great for brunch too.

Serve with a green salad on the side. I hope you enjoy it.

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Ingredients

(4-6 servings)

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 6 asparagus, cut into about 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups queso fresco
  • Salt and pepper

Roasted Vegetables:
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 orange pepper, sliced
1/2 yellow pepper, sliced
1/3 cup onion, sliced
1 beaten egg

Directions

  1. Vegetables:

  2. Pre-heated the oven to 350° F.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the sliced vegetables on the baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil. Add the thyme and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked. Let it cool.
  5. To make the tart:
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the puff pastry on the baking sheet. Using your fingers, spread the queso fresco on top of the pastry, leaving about 1 inch border.
  8. Asparagus Tart Step 2

  9. Sprinkle the roasted vegetables and asparagus on top of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. brush the edge of the tart with the egg.
  10. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Serve it with a green salad on the side.
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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa May 31, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Sophisticated too! Love the use of puff pastry.

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2 Lori May 31, 2010 at 10:48 AM

I just love it when a tart goes savory. This one is beautiful with all these summer veggie flavors.

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3 Ivy May 31, 2010 at 11:36 AM

The tart looks amazing. Love puff pastry.

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4 Chris May 31, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Oh freaking yum! And how colorful is that, it belongs on the cover of a cookbook, Erica. I can’t believe how easy this is, a perfect appetizer for a party.

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5 Barbara May 31, 2010 at 1:38 PM

That looks delicious, Erica. Don’t you love working with puff pastry? It makes things so very elegant and the packaged PP is really quite good.

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6 Faith May 31, 2010 at 2:42 PM

I love making tarts out of puff pastry! Very pretty and delicious! :)

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7 Rachana May 31, 2010 at 2:49 PM

What a gorgeous looking tart! So refreshing and delicious :-)

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8 Simply Life May 31, 2010 at 3:18 PM

YUUUUUM! This looks soooo good!

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9 Baking is my Zen May 31, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Great idea! Will use it! Printing away :)

Carmen

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10 Lyndsey May 31, 2010 at 5:24 PM

I love using puff pastry for veggie tarts. Yours looks fantastic! Perfect for this weekend!

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11 girlichef May 31, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Oh man, that is so sexy!! I totally want to make one of these beauties!

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12 Erica May 31, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Thank you all for the comments! This tart was absolutely delicious :)

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13 Lori Lynn May 31, 2010 at 11:20 PM

I whole-heartedly agree. That is gorgeous, and I bet it tasted as good as it looks.
LL

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14 grace June 1, 2010 at 7:10 AM

what a pretty tart, so full of garden bounty! i love the luscious cheese, too–very nice!

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15 Joanne June 1, 2010 at 7:31 AM

You have no idea how appealing this looks! I would love a huge slice!

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16 Sarah Naveen June 1, 2010 at 9:25 AM

gotta try this..looks so yummooo

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17 Angie June 1, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Love this recipe and your photo is amazing!

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18 tasteofbeirut June 1, 2010 at 1:20 PM

This is such a wonderful tarte to serve for a lunch in this heat! Plus, it looks so good, very elegant.

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19 norma June 1, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Theseare always great for a party. I live this version very much. Great photograph

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20 shanthi June 1, 2010 at 11:51 PM

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21 Erica June 2, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Thank you guys ;-) Wonderful comments!

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22 Aparna June 4, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Have to agree with you wholeheartedly. It looks so good and love all the vegetables and cheese in it.

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23 Oysterculture June 6, 2010 at 3:55 PM

What a beautiful looking tart so sunny, colorful and tasty looking. It is just amazing looking.

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