Lentil & Feta Tart

Lentil & Feta Tart

A delicious vegetarian tart that's perfect for both lunch and dinner.
Servings 4
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

Pie

  • 250 g flaky puff pastry
  • ½ red onion finely diced
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 2 cans brown lentils drained & rinsed
  • 1 drizzle oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp dried mint
  • 400 g tomato passata
  • ½ cup vegetable stock

Salad

  • ½ red onion finely diced
  • 1 capsicum diced 1cm
  • 75 g baby spinach
  • 1 drizzle oil
  • 2 tsp vinegar

Toppings

  • 2 courgettes peeled into ribbons
  • 50 g feta cheese crumbled
  • 25 g sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Before you start, preheat oven to 220°C (or 200°C fan bake).
  • Unroll pastry onto a flat surface. Score a 1cm border around the outside of the pastry and prick inside the border with a fork. Place on a lined oven tray and cook for about 12 minutes, until puffed and golden.
  • Prep onion and set half aside for salad. Prep carrot and courgette, dicing the centre of the courgette. Prep lentils.
  • Heat oil in a large pan on medium heat. Cook onion and carrot for 3 minutes, until starting to soften. Add herbs and spices and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add tomato passata, stock and lentils and simmer for about 8 minutes, until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Prep capsicum and add to a medium bowl with second measure of onion and spinach. Toss with oil and vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Finish tart. Press down the centre of the pastry so it is flat. Spoon 2/3 of the lentil mixture onto the pastry, the rest will be leftover to eat on the side or for "mince" on toast! Top pie with courgette, then crumble over feta and sprinkle with almonds. Return to oven for about 5-8 minutes, until almonds are toasted.
  • Serve slices of tart with salad.

Meet the Chef

Ary ‘Adzuki’

Ary develops all of the recipes that go into our Bargain Boxes. One of his biggest passions is sharing food and teaching people how to cook, so now that he creates recipes weekly, he literally gets to teach thousands of people new and exciting things! His favourite produce in New Zealand broccoli – it’s crispy and vibrant and he even grows it at home! It’s one of the veggies he never tires of. His biggest food weakness (because we all have one!) is crispy fried chicken that speaks right to his soul when it’s done right – though he’s such a lover of sharing a good meal that he’d prefer to stay in and cook a family meal over going out to eat.

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