Shallot Tart with Pickled Beet & Apple Salad
Spice Level: not spicy
Impress your family or even yourself with this delicious shallot tart packed with layers of flavor and love with each component surrounded by a thin layer of phyllo pastry for the flakey touch.
Preheat oven to 375F, place tart in for about 30 minutes depending on your oven, ensuring internal temperature reaches 74C. Once tart has reached temperature, slice on a bias to create 2 triangles to see the layers inside and dot salad around plate for contrast of color and textures. Drizzle with truffle olive oil for added sheen.
This tart is rich in fibre, phytonutrients, vitamins (A, B complex, C), and iron. Phytonutrients contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and may also enhance immunity and repair DNA damage from exposure to toxins. Nutritional yeast is fortified with B12, a vital nutrient that can be a challenge to obtain from vegan and vegetarian diets. Fennel is a celery-like winter vegetable with a licorice-like flavour. Fennel has amazing properties including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-tumor and antispasmodic properties.
Fibre: Foods high in fibre in this dish (fennel, kale, and chickpea flour) feed friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. helping to maintain larger populations.
Phytonutrients: Asparagus uniquely contains almost 100 different phytonutrients. Phytonutrients contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and may also enhance immunity and repair DNA damage from exposure to toxins.
Vitamin A: This dish supports the immune and inflammatory functions throughout the digestive tract. Kale and butternut squash are excellent sources of vitamin A.
Vitamin B Complex: B vitamins are building blocks for a healthy body and help turn other nutrients into energy, and maintain a healthy metabolism. Kale, shallots and chickpea flour are rich in pyridoxine (B6 - may help with improving mood and brain health) and kale, chickpea flour, and beets are high in folate (B9 - supports fetal development and growth, and can help prevent cognitive decline).
Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps prevent damage to cells and helps absorb iron in the intestine. Kale, apples, and zucchini are rich in Vitamin C.
Iron: Adding iron rich foods as chickpea flour will help support transportation of vital oxygen throughout the body.