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Spinach Ricotta Tart Recipe
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Spinach Ricotta Tart Recipe

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Topped with tomato slices and crumbled blue cheese, this pretty tart is a great way to get good-for-you spinach into your diet. "Years ago, I borrowed the recipe from a college friend," writes Cindy Kelly of Amston, Connecticut. "Now, I'm asked to bring it to every party.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh spinach, torn
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 4 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • 3 medium tomatoes, halved, seeded and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 221 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 706 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Place spinach in a steamer basket. Place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 2-3 minutes or until wilted; drain well. Chop spinach; squeeze dry and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, onion, basil, salt, pepper and nutmeg; mix well. Chop spinach; squeeze dry and set aside. In large bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, onion, basil, salt, pepper and nutmeg; mix well. Add the spinach.
  2. Place one sheet of phyllo dough in a 9-in. pie plate coated with cooking spray; spray phyllo dough with cooking spray. Place another sheet of phyllo across first sheet; spray with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining phyllo. Pour spinach mixture into phyllo crust. Fold excess dough under crust to form a rim; spray rim with cooking spray. Arrange tomato slices over tart. Bake at 400° for 35-40 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spinach Ricotta Tart in Light & Tasty December/January 2004, p47

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 221 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 706 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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