This artichoke tart recipe by Marcus Wareing makes a wonderful vegetarian tart fit for a Queen. The artichokes in this tart are prepared ‘à la grecque’, but you can replace this process by simply using sliced artichoke hearts from a jar, if you prefer.

Take a look at our collection of vegetarian recipes for more meat-free inspiration.

Method
1.
To start the tart, prepare the artichokes. Place the artichokes in a pot or large saucepan with 1¼ litres of water
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2.
Add the olive oil, the white wine, white wine vinegar, garlic, herbs, coriander seeds, white pepper, lemon juice and halves and rock salt to taste
3.
Cover with a cartouche (a cut-out round) of parchment paper and bring to the boil. Simmer until just cooked and remove from the heat. Cool and store in the cooking liquid
4.
For the dressing, combine the herbs, olive oil and white wine vinegar and set aside
5.
Sweat the leek and onion in the butter until very soft. Drain and chop 1/2 of the artichokes thinly and add to the leek and onion, then add the cream and bring to a gentle simmer. Purée this mixture in a blender until smooth
What 'to sweat' means
To sweat is to cook something - usually vegetables - gently on a low-medium heat until tender but not coloured, while stirring frequently
6.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Roll out the puff pastry over 4 10cm tart cases. Line each case with the pastry and trim the excess. You can alternatively use a 13cm circle cutter and cut out rounds of puff pastry, then fold a small edge on each pastry circle to create a tart edge
7.
Spoon the purée into the tart cases and garnish with wedges of the remaining artichokes. Bake in the oven until lightly golden, remove and drizzle the vinaigrette over the top. Serve immediately
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Ingredients

Artichokes

Tart

  • 1 leek, washed and chopped
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 50g of butter
  • 50ml of cream
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 500g of puff pastry

Vinaigrette

Equipment

  1. Blender
  2. 4 10cm tartlet tins

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This delicious Queen Anne's artichoke tart recipe by Marcus Wareing is an excellent vegetarian tart to make for the summer. This artichoke tart is simply lovely

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