Fresh asparagus with a herbed cashew cream layer on top of flaky puff pastry, this vegan asparagus tart is so easy to make, and it’s the perfect crowd-pleaser!
You only need a handful of ingredients to make this Spring-time puff pastry tart. It’s an effortless way to use herbs and the beautiful bounty of asparagus in the blossoming season.
Don’t you love recipes that look sophisticated but take next to no effort to make? Well, if you want to add more recipes like that to your repertoire, you’ve come to the right place!
Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also delicious and easily customisable. I’ll go through your options in a minute.
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Let’s talk about puff pastry. Is it vegan?
You may be surprised to learn that most store-bought puff pastry is vegan-friendly. I would, however, always double-check the packet to ensure that you haven’t picked up a butter-based puff pastry. That’s typically the only caveat.
Store-bought puff pastry is such an underrated product. It’s my go-to for making delicious baked goods in a hurry. I’ve used it for both sweet and savoury creations. It’s a great product to use when you have a few people over or want to take something that looks fancy to a party.
This recipe makes one tart, however, you can easily double or triple the recipe. Each tart serves six people.
Tips for making this vegan puff pastry tart
- Defrost/thaw the pastry as per packet instructions, and leave enough time to do so. Thaw it out just enough so that it’s still cold and workable. You want it to be cold when it goes into the oven to puff up nicely.
- The cashew cream can be made up to a couple of days in advance. Just keep it in a sealed, airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Don’t have access to asparagus or want to add something else? You can switch up the veggies. Try sauteed mushrooms, peas, sliced tomatoes, roasted pumpkin, thin strips of zucchini, or caramelised onions.
- You can also swap the herbed cashew cream for my vegan walnut pesto or vegan mozzarella.
- Love herbs? Drizzle it with my green goddess dressing, garlic parsley sauce, or tahini dressing.
Here are a few serving suggestions
If you’d like to make this a complete meal or serve it alongside other dishes, here are a few suggestions.
- Herb Potato Salad (No-Mayo)
- Chargrilled Red Peppers in Garlic Parsley Oil
- Panzanella Salad
- Caprese Salad
- Pesto Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
- Quick & Simple Lentil Salad
- Stuffed Mushrooms
- Creamy Vegan Potato Gratin
- Roasted Pumpkin, Hazelnut, and Fig Radicchio Cups
- Bruschetta Toppings Done Four Ways
- Potato and Radicchio Salad
- Olivier Salad
- Pomegranate, Crunchy Walnut & Kale Salad
So next time you want an easy vegan puff pastry recipe that highlights the bounty of Spring, give this dairy-free asparagus tart a try!
There’s no need for expensive vegan cheese that may not melt well or have the flavour outcome you like. The herbed cashew cream is easy to make and can be used in many other ways. I used my cashew cream recipe as a base and adjusted it slightly for this tart.
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- Herby Vegan Tzatziki
- How To Make Vegan Falafel
- 15-Minute Miso Glazed Eggplants (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
- Spiced Roasted Pumpkin with Farro and Hummus
- Cauliflower Lentil Tacos (Vegan and Gluten-Free)
- Spiced Quinoa and Eggplant Rolls (GF)