Salmon & spinach tart

Salmon & spinach tart

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
A light lunch or dinner party starter of puff pastry topped with mustard crème fraîche, flaked salmon fillets, and baby spinach

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal486
  • fat32g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein19g
  • salt1g
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  • 320g sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg yolk, to glaze
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • large handful baby spinach
  • mixed leaves tossed with your favourite dressing, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a large baking sheet with baking parchment. Unroll the pastry sheet and score a border about 1cm from the edge. Prick the middle area with a fork all over and glaze the border with the egg yolk. Bake the pastry for 15 mins until puffed up and almost cooked.

  2. Meanwhile, put the salmon fillets in a microwaveable dish and cover with cling film. Cook in the microwave on High for 2 mins until just cooked. Set aside to cool for 1-2 mins, then flake into chunky pieces. Mix the crème fraîche with the mustard in a small bowl and season.

  3. Take the pastry out of the oven and flatten the middle area with the back of a spoon. Cover the base with the crème fraîche sauce, then scatter the spinach and salmon flakes over. Bake in the oven for a further 5 mins or until the pastry is cooked and golden. Serve with dressed mixed leaves.

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Charlotte Downham's picture
Charlotte Downham
28th Jun, 2020
I made this last night and it was very tasty. I didn't have all of the ingredients so I substituted spinach for petit pois and also just used one salmon fillet. I also added wedges of red onion to the tart (which I roasted beforehand). In place of creme fraiche I used double cream which worked just as well. Super easy summer dish.
19th May, 2020
Cooked as per the exact recipe and it was really tasty - my two toddlers loved it too.
7th Feb, 2017
Love this! So easy and so tasty! Served with sweet potato wedges and salad. May wilt spinach separately next time - as has been previously stated, it doesn't look fantastic after just being in the oven and this way I think I'll be able to get more on as well!
10th Jan, 2017
I didn't have wholegrain mustard so I used English mustard and it was really tasty. Very easy and quick dinner to make. Even my kids ate it! I served it with new potatoes and avocado salad. The spinach didn't look great after being in the oven so next time I might wilt it separately instead. Will definitely try again.
3rd Jan, 2017
I didn't fancy the mustard so switched it for dill and added cherry tomatoes- love it
26th Oct, 2016
Delicious. I didn't have any spinach so added thinly sliced cooked mushrooms to the top instead. Also used more creme fraiche for the base, personal taste as I love creme fraiche.
17th Apr, 2016
This was really quick and easy to make and was yummy. Would definitely recommend a try.
2nd Sep, 2015
Delicious! Made extra sauce (and added a bit of dill) to make a potato salad to go with it. Even my 6 month old little boy enjoyed having a go!
9th Jul, 2015
Delicious and quick meal. Served it with salad and new potatoes as an alternative to quiche. Will definitely make again.
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29th Jun, 2015
This was gorgeous. Easy, quick, and delicious. Great thing to knock up for a summer meal. I added some home-made basil pesto that I happened to have on hand, and it worked well.
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