02 March 2013

Recipe | Roasted Veg & Hummus Tart

Quickly rising to the top ranks of my list of favourite lazy foods is ready-rolled puff pastry. Have you seen this stuff?! You just put it in the oven and it's like you're Jamie Oliver. Sort of.

I thought it was high time I mixed some of my favourite things - roasted Mediterranean veg, hummus and pastry - for a quick and easy hummus tart. Not being a fan of goats cheese (it tastes like licking a goat) or feta (only slightly less like licking a goat) I'm a bit screwed normally when it comes to vegetarian tarts - this is the perfect alternative!

Roasted Veg & Hummus Tart

Recipe is as thorough as ever-
Ready-rolled puff pastry for 1 (I used 1/3 of the packet)
Enough hummus to spread (again I used 1/3 of a tub)
Drizzle of olive oil
A selection of your favourite veggies! I used:
1/2 red bell pepper (capsicum)
1/2 courgette
2 spring onions
3 mushrooms

Balsamic glaze

1. Preheat the oven to around 200°c (I like to roast veggies like this high & fast because I'm a greedy, impatient so-and-so)

2. Chop your veg and drizzle a small amount of olive oil over, mix.

The hummus will get a bit melt-y in the oven so we don't want too much extra moisture. The olive oil is just to help the veg along a bit in their roasting.

3. Roll out puff pastry sheet on an oven tray

4. Lightly score a rectangle to separate inside & crust.

5. Spread a dollop of hummus inside the rectangle

6. Add vegetables!

This looked like a LOT and was piled high but all of the vegetables shrink down in the oven so make sure you pile on more than you think you need.

7. Pop in the oven!

I cooked mine for about 17 minutes until it looked like this -

8. Plate up! I fancied a bit of balsamic glaze with this (it is un-believeeeeable and I use it whenever I can) but I wasn't convinced it would go with the hummus so I did a bit of fancy hand-wiggling-work for decoration and dipping. 

Turns out, balsalmic glaze and hummus is HEAVENLY. This would have been immense drizzled over the tart.

The hummus melted slightly and was creamy but tangy. It was the perfect partner for fresh & juicy roasted vegetables and the sweet yet sharp balsamic glaze just brought the whole thing together. So simple, but so delicious. It was light but filling, a perfect weekend lunch dish!

I used Sainsbury's own puff pastry - it didn't seem to have anything non-vegan on the ingredients list (although it also didn't say it was vegan...) but according to the jus-rol website, their puff sheets are definitely vegan - yum yum yum!

What are your favourite easy lunch recipes?


  1. Oh I am a fool for puff pastry and this looks so good and relatively simple to make (for a clueless soul such as myself!) I'm hungry now!


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  3. that looks delicious!!

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  4. This looks amazing! Definitely trying this!


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  6. This looks amazing, followed!
    Katie xx

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  8. Oooohhh... Can you come to my house and make that every day??:) I have to try this, looks and reads so delicious!! Have a great day, sweetie.;)

  9. I miss hummus so much! This looks crazy delicious. My favorite easy lunch is fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil on fresh bread.