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Spring Asparagus Tart


  • 2 cups whole wheat or all purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil + 1 tablespoon
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 bunch asparagus cut to fit your pan
  • ¼ cup grated cheese use your favorite, I use a hard cheese like pecorino
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh herbs minced Optional: eggs and mushrooms, or other spring veggies


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine flour, salt, 1 teaspoon herbs, and olive oil
  • Add cold water and mix with a fork, and then your hands until the dough forms a ball (one 12 inch tart pan, or three 4-inch tart pans)
  • Roll the dough out on a floured surface and gently press into your tart pan
  • Lightly oil the tart crust surface with olive oil
  • Place the asparagus and other veggies on the tart crust (if you are using eggs, crack them in between the vegetables)
  • Sprinkle with the grated cheese and the remaining herbs
  • Put the tart back in the oven and cook for another 12-15 minutes (check your egg and see that the white is no longer translucent)