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Beetroot & Ricotta Filo Tarts with Nigella Seeds

Image for Recipe - Beetroot & Ricotta Filo Tarts with Nigella Seeds
  • Time preparation 15 minutes
  • cook time 12 minutes
  • Serve Serves 4

  • 4 sheets filo pastry
  • 4 cooked beetroots, (ideally sweet chilli flavour), cut into ½ cm pieces
  • 3 tbsps ricotta
  • Pinch chives, finely chopped
  • Pinch nigella seeds
  • 50g grated Parmesan
  • 1 free range egg
  • 20g melted butter
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Rapeseed oil

Preheat your oven to 180ºC/Fan 160ºC/Gas 4. To make the tart mix, in a bowl add the beetroot, ricotta, egg, chives, nigella seeds and half the Parmesan and mix together. Season with salt and pepper.

Butter 4 ramekins and set aside for later. Flatten the filo sheets and brush each one with melted butter. Fold over itself so it’s half the size, then brush with butter again. Rustically put each one into a ramekin, pushing down so it’s touching the bottom. Divide the mix between each case.

Sprinkle the rest of the Parmesan over each one and put in the oven for 10-12 minutes. When ready, drizzle with oil and either serve in the pots or lift out so it’s released from the pot.

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets filo pastry
  • 4 cooked beetroots, (ideally sweet chilli flavour), cut into ½ cm pieces
  • 3 tbsps ricotta
  • Pinch chives, finely chopped
  • Pinch nigella seeds
  • 50g grated Parmesan
  • 1 free range egg
  • 20g melted butter
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Rapeseed oil

Method

Preheat your oven to 180ºC/Fan 160ºC/Gas 4. To make the tart mix, in a bowl add the beetroot, ricotta, egg, chives, nigella seeds and half the Parmesan and mix together. Season with salt and pepper.

Butter 4 ramekins and set aside for later. Flatten the filo sheets and brush each one with melted butter. Fold over itself so it’s half the size, then brush with butter again. Rustically put each one into a ramekin, pushing down so it’s touching the bottom. Divide the mix between each case.

Sprinkle the rest of the Parmesan over each one and put in the oven for 10-12 minutes. When ready, drizzle with oil and either serve in the pots or lift out so it’s released from the pot.

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