Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday Tart: Kale, Ricotta & Artichoke

This has to be the easiest tart in the world to make.

I was skeptical at first, since there is no cream, no herbs or spices and who likes kale to begin with?

It's not the prettiest tart either, but the combination works well and it's a nice healthy lunch with some soup. (I have since made it with Swiss chard and they are both good hearty greens to use).

I love crustless quiches, because they taste great the next day at room temperature without worrying about soggy crust!

There are only really 5 ingredients in this recipe (not including the salt & pepper), so go for it, it takes no time to put together! (though I think a sauteed onion would really make this tart worth keeping in the recipe file.....hint).

Artichoke, Kale & Ricotta Pie: (adapted from The Kitchn)

4 eggs, beaten
8 ounces ricotta cheese
4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup canned artichokes, drained & chopped
1 bunch kale, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9-inch cake or tart pan lightly with olive oil or butter.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and cheeses. Roughly chop the artichokes and kale and add to the cheese/egg mixture. Stir until combined. Pour contents of bowl into the greased cake pan and cook until custard is set, about 40-45 minutes. Cool on a wire wrack for 5 to 10 minutes and serve.


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Ciao Chow Linda said...

I'm ready to dig in for breakfast.

Susan..... said...

Leftovers would make a great filling for a piadina, maybe some prosciutto or good salami on the side. Yum.


Claudia said...

No crust and no cream? And it has ricotta! It'll be on my table today.

StaceyEsq said...

I would love a slice for lunch today.

Natalie said...

I've made this before and we really liked it--can't beat its ease and simplicity!

Melodie Monberg said...

I have all these ingredients...can't wait to make this tonight!

Claudia said...

LOVE this recipes! I've had Kale chips and I think it would taste great with this combination. I've added this recipe to my "Tasty Recipes" list. You can check out the feature here> http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/claudia/tasty-recipes


Joanne said...

Greens and cheese are the go-to loves of my life right now...so this tart sounds like it's destined for my kitchen!

Michele said...

I bought some fresh ricotta from trader joe's. Maybe I'll grab some kale tomorrow and try this to go on the side of my sausage and potatoes.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Making this tomarrow, I have everything!!

Claudia said...

Made it. With some caramelized onions. Oh my! Happiness!

Dana said...

Thank you for saying that about kale. I feel like I am surrounded by kale loves (not in my family though) and I don't get the fascination. I do like greens paired with eggs so I would totally try it. How about including a leek instead of onion?

lea said...

Just got tossed off, so if you get two of these....sorry. Just made! wonderful, comforting. simple. My country mercantile didn't have ricotta cheese or kale, so used cottage cheese - drained for 2 hrs and spinach. fabulous. Can't wait to make it with ricotta and kale.

Jeanne said...

This was yummy! Any idea how many calories per slice?