Ingredients

Tart

1 block Puff Pastry
1 tbs Plain Flour for dusting

Handful Basil, chopped fine
Handful Parsley, chopped fine
Handful Chives, chopped fine
Zest 1 Lemon, grated
4 tbs Olive Oil
2 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
2 Bunches Asparagus, woody ends removed.

Cheese Sauce

2 tbs Vegan Margarine
2 tbs Plain Flour
1 & 1/2 cups (360ml) Non Dairy Milk
1 tsp Sea Salt
Pinch Dried Garlic
Pinch Dried Onion
1 tbs Nutritional Yeast, optional

Method

Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees C & line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Lightly flour your work surface, and roll the pastry to around an A4 paper sized rectangle about 3mm thick. Score a 1cm boarder around the pastry using a knife. Carefully place the pastry onto your lined baking tray.

Mix the chopped herbs with the lemon zest, olive oil & seasoning. Brush the herb mixture inside the pastry boarder, evenly.

Arrange the asparagus neatly on top of the herby pastry making sure you’re keep the spears inside the boarder.

Set the pastry aside whilst you quickly make your cheese sauce.

Add the milk to a saucepan with the garlic, salt, onion & nutritional yeast & warm up over a low heat.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan placed over a low heat, when melted, add the flour. Mix well & quickly for 1 minute. Carefully whisk in the warm milk. Once all the lumps are removed & the sauce has thickened up to a cheese like consistency, remove the cheese sauce from the heat.

Pour the cheese sauce over the centre of the asparagus tart.

Place the tart into the over for 25-30 minutes on the bottom shelf.

Once beautifully crispy and golden remove the tart from the oven & serve.

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