Spring Salad Filo Tart

Spring salad filo tart is packed full of delicious fresh seasonal flavours. It’s really easy to make, low cost and perfect if you’re short on time. This family sharing recipe is made from filo pastry so has that wonderful flaky and satisfying crunch when you bite into it!

Spring salad filo tart is packed full of delicious fresh seasonal flavours. It's really easy to make, low cost and perfect if you're short on time. This family sharing recipe is made from filo pastry so has that wonderful flaky and satisfying crunch when you bite into it!

Folks, that’s us back from our amazing week hiking The West Highland Way and what better way to celebrate than with this tasty tantalizing spring salad filo tart?

I’ve been wanting to bring you this really special spring salad recipe for a while now because I know just how much you loved my previous Red Pepper and Spinach Filo Tart recipe!

The reason for the delay is that we’ve had to wait a little longer for spring to finally arrive here. So it wouldn’t have been appropriate to publish this whilst it was still winter!

Now that spring has sprung I’m quite happy to boast that I think that this is quite simply one of the best spring salad recipes ever!

Spring salad filo tart is packed full of delicious fresh seasonal flavours. It's really easy to make, low cost and perfect if you're short on time. This family sharing recipe is made from filo pastry so has that wonderful flaky and satisfying crunch when you bite into it!

I mean what’s not to love about layers of delicate light filo pastry spread with pizza topping, topped with delicious grated mozzarella and cheddar cheese, baked until the cheese is all melted together and then topped with a glorious spring medley salad?

It just seems so simple doesn’t it? It’s amazing how just a little more effort to spruce up a salad can take it from being just a salad to becoming something amazing!

This easy flat spring salad filo tart is made in a baking tray and served just like pizza, cut into large squares. It’s certainly a lot healthier than a pizza though. I mean what pizza’s do you know that come served with a spring salad on top?

Spring salad filo tart is packed full of delicious fresh seasonal flavours. It's really easy to make, low cost and perfect if you're short on time. This family sharing recipe is made from filo pastry so has that wonderful flaky and satisfying crunch when you bite into it!

I think that this spring salad filo tart encompasses just about everything that is glorious about springtime.

Just like the trees growing new leaves and buds shooting up from the ground, this salad is vibrant, fresh and of course it’s utterly delicious.

Plus, I don’t know about you, but after the winter we’ve had that just seemed to go on forever, it’s just what we need to prepare us for the glorious summer that’s just round the corner…..

Spring salad filo tart is packed full of delicious fresh seasonal flavours. It's really easy to make, low cost and perfect if you're short on time. This family sharing recipe is made from filo pastry so has that wonderful flaky and satisfying crunch when you bite into it!

Of course there’s a whole load of other salad and vegetable ingredients you could top your spring salad filo tart with. It really is that versatile. Here’s just a few suggestions!

Other Suggested Spring Salad Filo Tart Toppings

  • Use any kind of fresh salad greens. I used Romaine lettuce, but you could use little gem lettuce or similar.
  • Radishes, celery and red onion add a delicious and tangy crunchy topping.
  • Slices of cucumber also add an extra fresh dimension!
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Spring Salad Filo Tart Recipe

Whilst this recipe is meat free, you could toss some leftover baked or grilled chicken breast slices onto this colorful spring canvas to change it up a little if you wanted?

Anyway, I hope you make this recipe and if you do I’d love to hear what you think of it in the comments below and please do rate my recipe by awarding it a star rating (5 stars I hope!) 🙂

5 from 3 votes
Spring salad filo tart is packed full of delicious fresh seasonal flavours. It's really easy to make, low cost and perfect if you're short on time. This family sharing recipe is made from filo pastry so has that wonderful flaky and satisfying crunch when you bite into it!
Spring Salad Filo Tart
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Spring salad filo tart is packed full of delicious fresh seasonal flavours. It's easy to make, low cost and perfect if you're short on time.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 477 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
Filo Tart Base: -
  • 6 sheets of filo pastry
  • Pizza Sauce from a jar
  • 90 g grated cheddar cheese
  • 90 g grated mozzarella cheese
For the Spring Salad: -
  • Spring mixed salad greens Romaine lettuce, red swiss chard, baby spinach etc.
  • 1 Red Pepper sliced
  • 8 Black Olives from a jar
  • 8 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 20 g Pine Nuts
  • 80 g Feta Cheese
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper.
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C fan.
  2. Lightly spray a baking sheet / tray with the cooking spray.
  3. Lay the first sheet of filo pastry onto the baking sheet / tray, spray it lightly with the cooking spray, then place the second sheet on top, spray that lightly and repeat the process until all the sheets are done.
  4. Spread a light layer of pizza sauce over the top sheet, then sprinkle the cheese over.
  5. Cook in the centre of your oven for 8 to 10 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  6. Meanwhile chop and prepare your salad ingredients.
  7. Top the cooked filo pastry sheets with the spring salad ingredients, pine nuts and feta cheese.

  8. Season and serve.
Recipe Notes

Sprinkle with a little balsamic vinegar prior to serving if you would like a more tangy salad!

Nutrition Facts
Spring Salad Filo Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 477 Calories from Fat 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.3g 36%
Saturated Fat 10.1g 51%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.1g
Cholesterol 44.1mg 15%
Sodium 834.7mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 60.9g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 28g
Protein 19.9g 40%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 51%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Spring salad filo tart is packed full of delicious fresh seasonal flavours. It's really easy to make, low cost and perfect if you're short on time. This family sharing recipe is made from filo pastry so has that wonderful flaky and satisfying crunch when you bite into it!

If you’re looking for some other filo pastry recipes to try then I’m sure you’ll like my Chickpea and Sweet Potato Filo Parcels or the Tomato Basil Mozzarella Filo Parcels recipe.

Finally folks please join me on Thursday for Slow Cooker Budget Bean Burritos. This is a fantastic new recipe to make with the absolute minimum amount of fuss and it’ll feed a family of 4 using just store cupboard basics!

Catch you then!

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Comments

  1. What a fun idea to take filo dough and then top it with a salad! (Of course, the cheese in there helps, too…haha.) But I love how bright and fresh this recipe is, Neil. It would be perfect for these early season warm days when I’m craving salads and other greens. Excellent combo!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      That’s exactly the thought I was having when I created this recipe David. It’s perfect for easing us slowly into warmer days. It’s not a complete cold salad. It’s a warm and filling salad, so still has that level of “comfort” should the weather be not quite warm enough! 🙂

  2. This really is lovely. It would be perfect for a party! Now I have to have a party.

  3. Neil, this looks so good and so perfectly healthy. I love the veggies on the filo pastry, it must really taste amazing. Definitely makes a great weekday dinner…this I have got to try, thank you for sharing.
    Hope you are having a great week 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      And the thing with this weekday dinner Ashika is you can really just add any veggies you like. So if your boys didn’t like certain things you could get them to choose what topping they wanted. Thanks for taking the time to comment! 😀

  4. Yuuum. I love salad pizza!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Yes, that’s exactly what this is Susie. A salad pizza! I love that! (Now I regret not calling it that too 😉 )

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