This simple 5-ingredient beet and goat cheese tart is my favorite savory and tangy appetizer for your next dinner party or big brunch!
I think I’m in love. In love, with puff pastry.
Why do I not use puff pastry more often?! Man, it’s beyond simple and delicious and light and airy. Plus it’s a pastry so it’s flaky and buttery and simply wonderful.
I’ve used puff pastry once before, but that was homemade. Just as wonderful (actually more wonderful), but a helluva lot more work. Oh and that recipe included chocolate so if it’s your sweet tooth you’re looking to satisfy today, head over there.
I picked up some beets from the farmers market over the weekend, not totally sure what I wanted to do with them. But I’ve been loving beets lately for their gorgeous color and knew I wanted to make something to showcase their beauty.
I have a small herb ‘garden’ on my deck. I say ‘garden’ because I have four pots – mint, cilantro, basil, and rosemary. So far I have only killed the cilantro. I think I might have over-watered it… is that a thing? If it’s not, then I really don’t know where things went south.
Anyway, my basil is going strong and is so strong in fact that I am putting basil on/in just about everything these days.
And trust me when I tell you how perfectly it pairs with the natural sweetness of the beets and tanginess of the goat cheese. This is what appetizer dreams are made of.
Now it’s your turn: Do you like to use puff pastry? And do you like beets? I’m always looking to hear what you like, so please let me know in the comments!
I’m making this Beet and Goat Cheese Tart on Thursday for a Bastille Days celebration and you should too! If you make any of my recipes, don’t forget to post a picture social media and use the hashtag #imhungrybynature for a chance to be featured!
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Beet and Goat Cheese Tart (5 ingredients!)
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Cook Time: 35 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 35 mins
- Yield: 1 tart 1x
- 2 large beets
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil*
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- 1 egg plus splash of water or milk
- 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- Salt and pepper*
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Remove beet greens and scrub the beets. Place in a foil pack with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for approximately 45 minutes or until the beet can be pierced with a fork.
- Lower oven to 350 degrees F.
- Once beets are done roasting and cool to the touch, peel off skin (this should be easily removed with your hands), and slice into rounds approximately 1/8 inch thick.
- Place puff pastry on a baking sheet. Brush with your egg wash.
- Crumble 3 ounces of goat cheese on puff pastry, arrange the beet slices on top, sprinkle the remaining 1 ounce of goat cheese, and top with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden.
Remember when we talked about ingredients in that energy bite recipe?! Like I said, olive oil, salt and pepper don’t count as ingredients because we all that those in our pantry – duh! So that makes this only 5 ingredients!
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I’m in love with puff pastry too. Your photos are so gorgeous!
Thank you so much Megan!
No, no you didn’t. I feel kind of violated. Like you dug in to my brain and stole my favorite favorite favorite loves – beets and goat cheese. I mean, I get that I’m probably not the only one that likes these two things more than anything, but it is just sort of eerie to see my ultimates plastered on this post. So either you are a psychic or we are just beet/goat cheese soul sisters…..hmmmm?
I’m thinking we’re beet and goat cheese soul sisters 😉 but let’s pretend I’m psychic! There is truly nothing better than the two combined!
Not a fan of beets but I would give it a try if goat cheese was involved!
You must! This recipe might change your mind :)))
Puff pastry is the best, isn’t it?! I’ve been trying to incorporate beets into more of my diet. I always thought I didn’t like them but I LOVE to include them in as many juices as possible. When I move into my house, I need to give this a try!!
It is! And if you have the time (and the kitchen!), homemade is better. I’ve been wanting to try beets in a smoothie… I feel like it would be a good flavor and I know if would be a gorgeous color!
So gorgeous! I LOVE goat cheese! I’ve used puff pastry before but I’ve always made it myself… then I learned a few months ago you can buy these lovely, simple sheets of it for approximately .34 percent of the effort of making it myself. Definitely will be trying this soon!
Thank you Rachel! There are definitely times where I love and appreciate homemade puff pastry… But simple summer appetizers is the perfect reason to break out the store bought version! I hope you love this – make sure to let me know what you think!
This tart is gorgeous! I love playing around with puff pastry. There are so many (simple) possibilities!
Exactly! It’s so simple and so fun to use!
Ellie!! This is so gorgeous and looks absolutely delicious! I love how simple this is. I can’t wait to make this the next time we have people over for dinner. Pinned for later!
Thanks for saving and sharing it Carly! It really is a breeze. I brought it to a Bastille days party and everyone gobbled it up – there’s just something about goat cheese and beets together and I cannot get enough!
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