July 31, 2011

Yellow & Green + Broccoli tartlets

 
Somehow I have managed to convince myself that spring is just around the corner - the days are just a bit longer, warmer and brighter, the Australian native plants are starting to bloom and things are looking greener. Yes, technically we still have a full month of 'winter' ahead, but I cannot help but feel inspired by bright colours, the sun and the warm weather.


Even my inspiration board is looking brighter - out with the rustic brown, in with the bright yellow!

And whilst in the mood of yellow and green I made these broccoli tartlets. I have been eating more broccoli this season than probably ever before and I am showing no signs of getting sick of it! These tartlets combine a crunchy crust with a soft and smooth broccoli filling - something I've been having with just about anything lately. These are quick and easy to make and a perfect treat to enjoy whilst day-dreaming of spring.


Broccoli tartlets

Crust
(Recipe adapted from Fresh Japanese)

50g rolled oats
20g puffed brown rice
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
80g whole spelt flour
3 tablespoons water

Filling

400g broccoli, cooked until tender
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 180C and lightly oil 2 individual tart tins (or one bigger about 20cm across). 

2. Put the rolled oats and puffed rice in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.

3. Place the oats, puffed rice and spelt flour in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, olive oil and water. Combine this mixture with the dry ingredients and use your hands to bring the dough together. Set aside for 10 minutes.

4. Press the dough into the prepared tart tins and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

5. For the filling, put all the ingredients in a food processor and purée into a smooth paste. Top the crust with the filling and vegetables of your choice. Serve immediately.


40 comments:

  1. What a great idea and combination! A very positive way of thinking. I love those vibrant colors.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Great colors and the tartlets sounds yummy! Have a nice sunday!

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  3. These sound wonderful! The kind of food that makes you feel good inside and out!

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  4. This is so wholesome! Something I'd feel good about eating, for sure.

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  5. That is such a crazy-fabulous inventive crust! I've never been one for pastry (probably due to growing up in a dairy and gluten-free household), but that, that I want!

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  6. Ihania kuvia! odella mielenkiintoinen taikinapohja ja kuulostaa herkulliselta!

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  7. Go yellow and green! You're patriotic to Oz and don't even know it :P don't worry, Spring will be at your door step any minute. September is always my favourite month!

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  9. Oh yum! I eat broccoli every day too:) These tartlets seems absolutely super tasty and I think I will totally make a raw version of it! Go springtime<3 Keep an eye out for it if you want to http://www.earthsprout.org/! Thanks for all your beautiful inspiration, Maria. Love it!

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  10. Great combination, beautiful colors!
    Cheers...

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  11. Gorgeous colors and beautiful tarts!

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  12. Love the pastry here Maria...again so nice and healthy!

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  13. Lovely pics, amazing colors and delicious tarts!!
    Great job.

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  14. I really like the ingredients in that crust. The creamy broccoli filling looks like such a delicious pairing. Beautiful.

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  15. This is so pretty, what a perfect summer dish. I love the ingredients you've used to make your crust with. It sounds lovely.
    *kisses* HH

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  16. Looks beautiful! Quite a new and refreshing recipe for me. Haven't really seen a crust recipe like this one before!
    As I opened the post, bright yellow flowers looked so cheerful! made me happy :)

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  17. Yum, this looks really delish...gorgeous photos! :)

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  18. love it ! what a great idea...i love broccoli

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  19. Good photos and maybe this might make me try broccoli :)

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  20. It's amazing to me how I am just discovering your blog - the cheerfulness of the yellow flowers were such a lovely greeting. Beautiful and inspiring, I love this very creative tartlet!

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  21. This is fabulous! I love all the fresh ingredients.

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  22. Loved the yellow and white welcome! A most unusual crust - can I replicate it as well? And eating broccoli at least three times a week, the filling is easy and fun! Haven't needed gloves nor hat the last few days watering the garden in the early morning, so spring must be just around the corner . . .

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  23. Every single click scream summer and looks so pretty. That tart looks delicious and lovely.

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  24. What adorable tartlets! Exactly my kind of food. I've never seen puffed brown rice at my store though, any suggestions on a good substitute?

    Have a wonderful week!

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  25. Thank you all!

    Ann-Louise: Puffed millet would probably work too, or you could try quinoa flakes (might need to adjust the amounts, though).

    Maria
    x

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  26. Maria - what beautiful photos! so bright and fresh - the tart looks delicious as well!

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  27. Never tried making rice milk!
    But now I've seen your recipe and I will try it soon! Thanks!

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  28. Those sounds so good and good for you too. And very cheery and spring-like indeed :)

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  29. It has felt very spring like this last week hasn't it. The shift in the light is also more noticeable.
    The photos are perfect colours for now.

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  30. So pretty and vibrant Love your thinking and those tarts look delicious. Never thought of using broccoli before. Now I will! Simply divine

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  31. Wow, that's fast... spring already? Love the yellows of the flowers and your idea of making a broccoli tartlet is so creative!

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  32. Lovely spring pics. We have been enjoying warmer weather here in Adelaide too, so I celebrated with salad tonight, instead of hot veggies. It is always nice to get a hint of the better weather in the middle of winter.
    This tart looks so fresh and healthy - just the thing to help get rid of some of the winter weight, too.

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  33. Lovely tartlets! Yes, Spring is coming and for us, here, the heat will drop and fall is coming soon!

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  34. These are gorgeous! I love the colors

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  35. You have an inspiration board!! Wildly envious :) Love these tartlets - had ever thought to liquidise the broccoli into a paste - and the crust sounds heavenly as well as healthy. thanks!

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  36. The pictures are beautiful and the food looks gorgeous!

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