Spinach & Ricotta Tart


What you’ll need…

200g washed and trimmed spinach leaves

1 tbsp olive oil

3 spring onions, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

300g smooth ricotta

1 egg, separated

¼ cup grated parmesan

¼ cup SUNBEAM Pinenuts, toasted

¼ cup mint leaves, chopped

finely grated rind ½ a lemon

2 sheets puff pastry, partially defrosted

1 tbsp SUNBEAM Sunflower Seeds

1 tsp SUNBEAM Sesame Seeds


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. Steam or microwave spinach leaves until just wilted. Squeeze any excess liquid when cool enough to handle and then finely chop.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over low heat, add spring onions and garlic, cooking for several minutes until just tender. Add spinach and cook a further minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Meanwhile, lightly whisk the egg white with a splash of water, set aside.
  4. Combine spinach mixture in a large mixing bowl with the ricotta, egg yolk, parmesan, pinenuts, mint and lemon rind. Mix until well combined and season well.
  5. Lay one pastry sheet onto oven tray and spoon spinach mixture over the top, leaving a 2cm border around each edge. Lightly brush the edges with some of the egg white mixture.
  6. Using the tip of a knife, lightly score the other sheet of pastry without cutting all the way through. Place on top of spinach mixture and seal the edges with a fork. Brush top sheet with some more of the egg white mixture and sprinkle with the seeds. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden.