Virtual Vegan Potluck Beetroot & ‘Goat Cheese’ Tarts

 

Happy VVP Saturday, beautiful soul!

If you’ve been around these digs for a while now, you’ll remember how much fun we had at the Virtual Vegan Potluck parties last year with Raw Red Velvet Cake Ice-Cream and Taco Salad Bowls.

 

Well it’s BACK, baby, bigger and better than ever!

 

This time more than 160 bloggers worldwide have joined forces to bring you an incredible smörgåsbord of vegan dishes to delight and inspire you!  Click on the buttons below to follow the drool-worthy trail around the world.

A huge thank you to An Unrefined VeganVedged Out and Vegan Bloggers Unite for hosting this amazing, global party.

And without further ado, I bring to the table: Fast, Simple, Beetroot & ‘Goat Cheese’ Tarts!

 

Beetroot & Vegan Goat Cheese Tarts

 

Virtual Vegan Potluck Beetroot & ‘Goat Cheese’ Tarts
 
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From the kitchen of:
Serves: 25-30
Goodies
  • 3 sheets frozen Puff Pastry (check ingredients to ensure it’s vegan)
  • 1 large tin (850g/30oz) Baby Beetroots
Vegan ‘Goat Cheese’
  • ½ cup raw Cashews
  • ¼ cup raw Macadamias
  • ¼ cup raw Pine Nuts (or more Macadamias but the flavour is better with a mix)
  • ¼ cup filtered Water
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • Pinch Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or more filtered water, but oil gives a silkier texture)
To Serve
  • A handful of sprigs of fresh Thyme
Instructions
  1. An hour or two before you are ready to make these tarts, pop the ‘Goat Cheese’ nuts into a large bowl of water and allow to soak.
  2. When you are ready to make the tarts, preheat oven to 200C/400F (or slightly less if fan-forced).
  3. Remove 3 sheets of Puff Pastry from the packet and allow to thaw slightly for 10 minutes.
  4. Drain nuts and combine all ‘Goat Cheese’ ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy and then transfer mixture to a small bowl or jar.
  5. Grease a muffin tin or arrange small patty pans on a baking tray (either one is fine but a tiny muffin tray works best).
  6. Use an upturned glass to cut circles out of the pastry and push them into the muffin holes on the tray (or patty pans).
  7. Drain Beets and pop a small one into the centre of each pastry cup. If there are some large beets, just cut them in half and divide them among two cups – round side facing up.
  8. Pop the tarts into the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove tarts from oven and arrange on a serving plate. Drizzle with ‘Goat Cheese’, garnish with Thyme, and enjoy!

 

Beetroot & Vegan Goat Cheese Tarts

 

Beetroot & Vegan Goat Cheese Tarts

 

Beetroot & Vegan Goat Cheese Tarts

 

Beetroot & Vegan Goat Cheese Tarts

 

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90 Comments on Virtual Vegan Potluck Beetroot & ‘Goat Cheese’ Tarts

  1. Ashlee
    May 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow! These do look easy to make and beautiful to bring. Love that vegan goat cheese recipe. I have a feeling I’ll be using it for more than this appetizer. :)

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm (11 months ago)

      I’ve been using it on everything lately, Ashlee, and it tastes even better 2 or 3 days on. :-)

      Reply
  2. Somer
    May 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm (11 months ago)

    I am LOVING the “goat cheese”! Actually, I’m loving all of it, I want to pop all those tarts in my pie hole! Ha! So fun to be next to you in the lineup! xoxo

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:01 pm (11 months ago)

      hehe, it took all my will power not to scoff the lot before I could take photos!
      SO fun to be next to you at the party! xoxo

      Reply
  3. Sophie33
    May 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm (11 months ago)

    Hey Bex! What appetizing beetroot & vegan goat’s cheese appetizers! They rock my taste buds too! :) They look stunning!!!!! ;)

    MMMMMMMMMM!!! I also entered this year, in the dessert section! I loved it too! :) xxx

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:02 pm (11 months ago)

      Oh FAB, Sophie, I’m so glad you joined the party this time! I’ll head over now and check out your dessert and hope to see you at all future potlucks! :-) xxx

      Reply
  4. Starr
    May 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm (11 months ago)

    These tarts are really pretty, and who can say no to puffed pastry! :-)

    Reply
  5. vegan miam
    May 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm (11 months ago)

    Such a pretty appetizer dish! I love puff pastry, you can do so much with it from tarts to pies.

    Happy Virtual Vegan Potluck 3.0 Day x

    ♡ rika, vegan miam
    http://www.veganmiam.com
    ★ we travel + eat vegan blog ★

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:04 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks Rika! :-) x
      P.S. The nerd in me LOVES that you called it VVP 3.0. Brilliant!

      Reply
  6. Richa
    May 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm (11 months ago)

    oh my,, how adorable are these tarts!!

    Reply
  7. Becky
    May 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm (11 months ago)

    Mmm Bex love love these cute little tarts! Great idea to pop a whole little beetroot inside each one! Yay loving the VVP so far…I’m seriously hungry now!

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:06 pm (11 months ago)

      hehe, I wasn’t sure if it would work but it’s a winner and a super time saver. :-)

      Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks Reia! Get into the ‘goat cheese’ spread – delish! :-)

      Reply
  8. Trine
    May 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm (11 months ago)

    This looks soooo goood – I will have make these next time I have people over for dinner :-)

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:09 pm (11 months ago)

      Definitely, Trine! They were very popular at brunch the next day and would be very welcome at any dinner party, I’m sure. :-)

      Reply
  9. Susmitha - Veganosaurus
    May 11, 2013 at 4:49 pm (11 months ago)

    How adorable are those little beets! :)

    Beautiful looking tarts. The ‘cheese’ looks delish!

    Reply
  10. jess
    May 11, 2013 at 5:19 pm (11 months ago)

    thanks for sharing this – the colours are so beautiful!

    Reply
  11. Poppy
    May 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm (11 months ago)

    So cute! I’ve recently discovered nut cheese and love it! And I’m always looking for new ways to use beetroot!

    Reply
  12. Cadry
    May 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm (11 months ago)

    Gorgeous! Nuts are the magicians of the plant world. Plus, what great contrasting colors!

    Reply
  13. Trish @infinebalance
    May 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm (11 months ago)

    Those are so pretty! I don’t think I have every seen frozen puff pastry but I am going to look for it. Great idea. Happy Potluck!

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:12 pm (11 months ago)

      YAY! You should find it near the frozen desserts, Trish. :-)

      Reply
  14. Katie @The Almost Vegan
    May 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm (11 months ago)

    Yum these look sooo good! Happy Virtual Vegan Potluck day!!

    Reply
  15. spinachrevolution
    May 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm (11 months ago)

    Oh wow, these are so beautiful! A work of art and you can eat it too! Thank you for the great recipe.

    Reply
  16. Mary @ Veganishy
    May 11, 2013 at 8:49 pm (11 months ago)

    Can’t wait to try these! They look so delish!

    Reply
  17. Annie
    May 11, 2013 at 9:56 pm (11 months ago)

    GORGEOUS!! (Like you ;-) )!

    Thank you so much, Bex!

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm (11 months ago)

      Nawww, thank you Annie! :-) And thank you so much for doing such an incredible job organising! x

      Reply
  18. Inge
    May 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm (11 months ago)

    These are so cute! The pictures are very pretty.

    Reply
  19. Kammie @ Sensual Appeal
    May 11, 2013 at 11:36 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow can you come over with these, pretty please? SO creative and I love beets- I would be ALL over these in real life!

    Reply
  20. Kat Dornian
    May 12, 2013 at 12:15 am (11 months ago)

    These look so beautiful!

    Reply
  21. Jennifer
    May 12, 2013 at 12:57 am (11 months ago)

    Wow, these are delicious! I’m going to have to try your goat cheese recipe–dairy and soy free. YUM!

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm (11 months ago)

      Definitely try it, Jennifer. It’s a cinch to make and you can leave out the oil if you want a thicker (non-drizzle) consistency.

      Reply
  22. Nicole Cody
    May 12, 2013 at 1:08 am (11 months ago)

    I love this idea! Thank you :)

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm (11 months ago)

      Nawww, thank you, Anna! And how great are beets! :-)

      Reply
  23. Brandi
    May 12, 2013 at 2:32 am (11 months ago)

    Love these Rebecca! So creative and beautiful! Love the goat cheese!

    Reply
  24. narf77
    May 12, 2013 at 2:46 am (11 months ago)

    These look fantastic and reasonably easy to make. I love that you gave us the goat cheeze recipe as well :). Cheers for this great potluck special :)

    Reply
  25. Sarina @ Earthgiven Kitchen
    May 12, 2013 at 2:47 am (11 months ago)

    These look lovely! So pretty with the jewel-red beets. I wouldn’t have thought to put whole beets in. Happy VVP!

    Reply
  26. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)
    May 12, 2013 at 5:45 am (11 months ago)

    These look so simple, cute, and delicious! (And I didn’t know that puff pastry could be vegan!?)

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:22 pm (11 months ago)

      hehe, it sure can, Allison – just read the ingredients on the packet to be sure. :-)

      Reply
  27. Brittany
    May 12, 2013 at 6:36 am (11 months ago)

    An entire beet tucked inside there, MY kinda girl!!! These look DELISH! I would eat these as my main meal!

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm (11 months ago)

      hehe, I ate enough of them to BE a main meal, just quietly. ;-)

      Reply
  28. Boohoo
    May 12, 2013 at 9:31 am (11 months ago)

    My favourite of the VVP so far. Great visual appeal, me drooling already.

    Reply
  29. Maggie Muggins
    May 12, 2013 at 11:56 am (11 months ago)

    Those are the cutest freakin’ things ever! The goat cheese sounds crazy yummy, I totally need to try it post haste.

    Reply
  30. Lisa
    May 12, 2013 at 7:49 pm (11 months ago)

    This is one of the most gorgeous dishes I have ever seen!!

    Reply
  31. Nicole Leigh
    May 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm (11 months ago)

    I want this right now!
    Also, I want that absolutely adorable dish.
    Great work!

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:25 pm (11 months ago)

      hehe, the dish too cute not to be in the picture! :-)

      Reply
  32. Pavithra (eat,live,burp)
    May 13, 2013 at 8:13 am (11 months ago)

    What a pretty appetizer! I love the combination of sweet beets and “goat cheese”.

    Reply
  33. Appetite Affliction
    May 13, 2013 at 5:53 pm (11 months ago)

    These are adorable and so easy – I think I’m going to have to make them! Also, I nearly bought those exact Jamie Oliver dishes at Target the other day ;)

    Reply
  34. Heather
    May 14, 2013 at 12:22 am (11 months ago)

    These look amazing! This is on my list of things to make.

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks Heather! I hope you love them as much as we did!

      Reply
  35. Joey
    May 14, 2013 at 4:21 am (11 months ago)

    I don’t know you do it, but the colours in your photos always look so bright and appealing!

    Those little tarts are so cute – I bet they’re just the sort of things where I’d think ‘I’ll just have one’ then find out they’ve all mysteriously disappeared!

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm (11 months ago)

      Nawww, thanks so much, Joey! :-)
      And yes, they are very dangerous like that!

      Reply
  36. Sara
    May 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm (11 months ago)

    Absolutely beautiful. Struck my eye immediately! I can’t wait to make these! Thank you Vegan Sparkles xoxoxo

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm (11 months ago)

      My pleasure, Sara! I hope you love them as much as we did! :-) xoxo

      Reply
  37. Kristy
    May 15, 2013 at 2:35 am (11 months ago)

    These gorgeous little tarts are totally speaking my language! Beets and “goat cheese”? Yes, please! :-)

    Reply
  38. Keely @ Gormandize
    May 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow, what a great and easy idea for beetroot tarts! Definitely going to have to give that a try :) Nice to run into you at the potluck again.

    Reply
  39. Vix
    May 20, 2013 at 4:35 am (11 months ago)

    These tarts look gorgeous! I will definitely give your recipe a try. I am loving this potluck, so much talent! If we could open a restaurant together, we would rock the world! Thanks for sharing.

    x Vix
    vixbakes.com :: vegan baking + raw desserts

    Reply
  40. Rhiannon
    May 29, 2013 at 10:17 pm (11 months ago)

    You are single-handledly leading me through my new life as a vegan! I love these tarts — had a couple with a side salad for dinner tonight, and then followed up with a piece of your 10 minute fudge for dessert. All the delicious, happy feelings :D Thank-you xx

    Reply
    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm (11 months ago)

      Nawww, what a beautiful compliment, Rhiannon, thank you! And it’s so lovely to have you here, bella! :) xx

      Reply

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