Easy Greens Tart with Feta Cheese

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Leftover greens combine with a buttery crust and a filling enhanced by eggs, cream, and feta cheese, to create a delicious easy greens tart.

This week on URS we’re talking dairy products. And how timely. I’m currently reading The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love, next month’s Booking It selection. I’ve been fascinated by the author’s journey into subsistence farming, including her education in the ways of cows. Seriously. I must be a total farm geek because I am totally into the differences in milk cows and how the flavor of the milk can change, depending on what the cow eats. Fascinating!

So, here we are swapping milk, butter, and cheese recipes. Right on.

The recipe I’m bringing to the table includes all three. I didn’t plan it that way. It just happened in a serendipitous fashion.

In fact, this tart came about simply because I wanted to use up the leftover swiss chard and pea tendrils I had sauteed the night before.

Yes, I’m really getting into this fresh produce thing, aren’t I?

Anyway, I had a few cups of sauteed greens from the night before. I put them in a pie crust, topped them with feta, and poured a custard of egg and cream over the top. After baking and cooling, this gorgeous tart appeared, perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s chock full of good for you vegetables and enriched by a buttery crust, creamy custard and feta cheese. Yum!

You can easily use whatever leftover vegetables you have handy for an easy but elegant savory tart.


Ultimate Recipe Swap

URS Guidelines

Remember: Each week at Ultimate Recipe Swap, there is a posted theme. You are welcome to share any recipe that fits the theme and contains a link back to Life as MOM. If you’re curious about the upcoming themes, I have a calendar here. Last week was Cabbage, this week is Dairy, next week features Breakfast.

If you have a recipe that fits the theme, please link it. However, things like Beef Strogonaff will be deleted from Chicken week because it doesn’t contain chicken. Please keep this meme as helpful to others as we can.

And don’t make me the bad guy! ;)

What’s your favorite recipe featuring dairy ingredients?


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  1. Frist off I am sorry I linked the wrong recipe. Please feel free to delete the popcorn as I don’t think white chocolate has nearly enough milk. Your tart looks so delicious it is making me hungry!

  2. Looking yummy, Jessica. I linked our homemade hot pockets with ricotta cheese!

  3. Thank you for hosting. I shared my cheese soup this week. Which reminds me, I need to make more stock this weekend!

    This soup is easy to change around. There are times I didn’t have the right cheese or had to add a little more water instead of stock. You can add anything you want, hubby adds bacon I add chives, cilantro and parsley.

  4. Thanks for hosting this party. Your recipe looks great. I shared my recipe for overripe bananas:-)

  5. Love that book you’re reading! I might need to dig it out of my pile and read it again 🙂

  6. The tart looks amazing. I love recipes like this that allow for both creativity and frugality. Mix and match recipes work great when you’re trimming the budget.

  7. I always love you pictures of food! They look amazing! I need to pay more attention to lighting and such. I love feta my husband and I put it in everything.

  8. So, I totally had a brain fart and wrote my name instead of the name of my recipe…. sorry about that! 🙂

  9. Wow. That tart looks to fantastic!

    We use so much dairy that picking a favorite was hard… shared a recipe that I had already shared on a prior Ultimate Recipe Swap. Doh! *slaps forehead.* I won’t be offended if you delete it. I can’t from my end.

    I also included a recipe for Fast and Soft Cheese, to use in place of Queso Fresco in dips and enchiladas.

  10. This recipe swap is tricky for me! My son has a severe milk allergy. All of my recipes are cow milk free. I have linked up my favorite recipe that I adapt to being milk free. Feel free to try it with regular milk.

  11. Can’t wait to try this tart recipe when we get our CSA boxes! I linked up my recipe for “(Not Your Average) Chicken Spaghetti” Uses lots of cheese, plus milk and butter Thanks for hosting!

  12. That tart looks yummy. Thanks for sharing. And for hosting the recipe swap. I’d love to participate more but it’s great getting some new recipes to try!

  13. This looks like a great way to use up greens. What brand of pie crust do you like? I’d like to find one w/o hydrogenated oils.

  14. I tried six times to get the linky to load with no luck. Google Chrome has its panties in a wad. All is well. I don’t care. I just finished our taxes and I am getting a huge refund. 🙂

    Chicken Spaghetti with No Cream of Can and No Velveeta!

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