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Roasted Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts

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Roasted Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts

Roasted Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts
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This quick and simple dish is great followed with a bowl of chunky fresh-fruit salad or preceded by a substantial salad of chicory, arugula, fennel and avocado.

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets phyllo pastry
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cylinders goat's milk cheese
  • 1 bunch slender asparagus tips, trimmed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Brush the sheets of pastry with olive oil, and fold each into a rectangle. Place on a baking sheet. Crumble the goat cheese on top, leaving a border of pastry. Add the asparagus. Season and drizzle with oil. Bake for 12 minutes, until the pastry is golden-crisp and the asparagus just tender.
  • Cook’s tips: Ricotta works just as well as goat’s-milk cheese. Top with ruffles of smoked salmon trout or prosciutto, or add shavings of Parmesan.